Sierra Buttes O’Gara-Currens Parcels 33, 34 Acquisition (SNC #1597-LC)


SCH Number
Public Agency
Sierra Nevada Conservancy
Document Title
Sierra Buttes O’Gara-Currens Parcels 33, 34 Acquisition (SNC #1597-LC)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The Sierra Nevada Conservancy would provide funding for the Sierra County Land Trust (SCLT) to purchase fee title of 40 acres of scenic recreational land located on the southwestern side of the Sierra Buttes. The two parcels are forested, undeveloped vacant land. The Tahoe National Forest is adjacent to the project area to the north and east and makes up much of the general area to the west and northwest. The property is located within the North Fork Yuba River watershed, on a mountainous slope topped by the Sierra Buttes that forms the visible northern backdrop to Sierra City in Sierra County. The open space will be maintained to protect the viewshed of the Pacific Crest Trail and Sierra City, and the SCLT will manage the site for public use consistent with surrounding U.S. Forest Service lands. The SCLT’s goal for the southwestern side of the Sierra Buttes is to protect properties directly above the Sierra City urban area, making them available for public access, while ensuring protection of this high-elevation upper watershed site. As part of the acquisition, the SCLT will create a baseline conditions report and long-term management and monitoring plan.

Contact Information

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


Sierra City
Northern California
Other Location Info
Two undeveloped parcels 1.3 miles east of Loganville, 0.4 miles north of Sierra City, APNs 008-120-033, 008-120-034.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15325 Transfers of Ownership of Interest in Land to Preserve Existing Natural Conditions and Historical Resource
Reasons for Exemption
The project is categorically exempt from the provisions of CEQA pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15325 Transfers of Ownership of Interest in Land to Preserve Existing Natural Conditions and Historical Resources, which consists of the transfers of ownership of interests in land in order to preserve open space, habitat, or historical resources. The intent of this acquisition is to conserve the open space and natural conditions on the property. The SNC has independently reviewed the project and determined that no exception under Section 15300.2 applies.
County Clerk


Notice of Exemption

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