American Forests: Sequoia Wildfire Reforestation and Recovery Grant – Freeman Reforestation Project (USFS)


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE)
Document Title
American Forests: Sequoia Wildfire Reforestation and Recovery Grant – Freeman Reforestation Project (USFS)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
CAL FIRE would provide funding to American Forests to conduct reforestation treatments, including planting and manual release treatments on portions of the burned 174,178 acres of Sequoia National Forest lands within the Castle Fire, which was managed as part of the SQF Complex. These treatments will promote native plant and wildlife species as well as improve forest resiliency and reduce wildfire risks to local resources and community members.

Contact Information

Shannon Johnson
Agency Name
California Department of Foresty and Fire Protection
Job Title
Staff Chief
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Total Acres
Other Location Info
Sequoia National Forest and Giant Sequoia National Monument Western Divide Ranger District

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
PRC 4799.05(d)(1)
Reasons for Exemption
CEQA does not apply to fuel reduction, reforestation, & habitat restoration projects undertaken, in whole or in part, on federal lands to reduce the risk of high severity wildfire that have been reviewed under NEPA, if the primary role of a state or local agency is providing funding or staffing for those projects. The proposed project was reviewed in its entirety under the Starvation and Freeman Reforestation Projects NEPA Decision Memo signed on 2/2/23.


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