Marian Creek Fire Recovery Project (SNC 1549)


SCH Number
Public Agency
Sierra Nevada Conservancy
Document Title
Marian Creek Fire Recovery Project (SNC 1549)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The Sierra Nevada Conservancy (SNC) will provide funding to implement post-fire recovery on approximately 1,100 acres burned by the 2021 Dixie Fire in the Collins Almanor Forest. This project will help restore the headwaters of the Feather River Watershed and forest habitat for many species. The three components to the project are 1) removal of dead non-merchantable woody material 2) preparing the land for planting seedlings by reducing understory competition and 3) planting mixed conifer seedlings. These steps will create resilience in the forest’s post-fire recovery from the Dixie Fire and aid in the larger regional recovery efforts.

Contact Information

Mary Akens
Agency Name
Sierra Nevada Conservancy
Job Title
Legal Counsel
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Chester, Lake Almanor West and Prattville
Plumas, Tehama
Northern California
Other Location Info
Adjacent to the project is the Lassen National Forest, and small rural communities including Chester, Lake Almanor West and Prattville.
Other Information
Northwestern Plumas County and a portion of the eastern edge of Tehama County, within the 2021 Dixie Fire footprint on land owned Collins Pine Company. The project will take place on either side of Hwy 89/36, between Lake Almanor and the Hwy 32 and Hwy 89/36 intersection.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
State CEQA Guidelines Section 15304 (Class 4), minor alterations to land
Reasons for Exemption
The Marian Creek Fire Recovery Project is categorically exempt from the provisions of CEQA pursuant to State CEQA Guidelines Section 15304 (Class 4). Class 4 is applicable to projects which consists of minor public or private alterations in the condition of land, water, and/or vegetation which do not involve removal of mature, scenic trees except for forestry and agricultural purposes. The minor alterations to vegetation proposed by the project involve forest restoration through removing hazardous, dead, and dying trees, preparing the land for planting, and planting seedling of mixed conifer species. Tree removal would occur although it would only remove trees affected by the Dixie Fire for forestry purposes, and to allow subsequent planting efforts to be successful and ecosystem services to function in the forest. None of the exceptions to the categorical exemption apply to the project.
County Clerks
Plumas, Tehama


Notice of Exemption

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