Tahoe Forest Gateway – The Leidesdorff Project (SNC #1619-LC)


SCH Number
Public Agency
Sierra Nevada Conservancy
Document Title
Tahoe Forest Gateway – The Leidesdorff Project (SNC #1619-LC)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The Sierra Nevada Conservancy would provide funding for the 40 Acre Conservation League (League) to acquire fee title to a 650-acre property along Hwy 80 between Emigrant Gap and Blue Canyon in Placer County. The project involves the conservation purchase of the montane mixed conifer forest in the headwaters of the North Fork American River. The intent of the acquisition is to restore and conserve the natural forest conditions for habitat values, to improve water quality, sequester carbon, and reduce catastrophic wildfire; protect open space; and potentially create inclusive public access opportunities. The property is surrounded by a private subdivision, the Tahoe National Forest, PG&E lands under conservation easements with Placer Land Trust, and CAL FIRE Demonstration State Forests.

Contact Information

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


Emigrant Gap
Northern California
Other Location Info
Along Hwy I-80 between Blue Canyon and Nyack, just below Emigrant Gap. About midway between Auburn and Truckee in Placer County and about 72 miles northeast of Sacramento. APNs 062-230-012-000, -031, -042; 062-251-019-510, -020-510, 021-000; 062-261-001-510; 062-263-001-510, -004-510; 062-272-012-510, -013-000; 062-400-015-000, -016, -017, -019, -020, -021, -022; 062-450-001, -003, -014, -027; 062-510-020-000.

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 natural conditions and habitat 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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