North Susanville WUI Fuels Treatment Project

3 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Honey Lake Valley Resource Conservation District
Document Title
North Susanville WUI Fuels Treatment Project
Document Type
FIN - Final Document
Document Description
The +/- 67,505-acre fuel reduction and forest/woodland health improvement project would tie in to other LFSC an HLVRCD projects west and south of the City of Susanville, eventually creating a landscape-scale defensible zone around the City of Susanville. This project would create a defensible zone west and north of the City of Susanville and represents one of the only areas around the City of Susanville that has not been impacted by recent wildfires, including the Hog Fire (2020), Sheep Fire (2020), and the Dixie Fire (2021) (See Figure 3). This would create a defensible space that could be used to fight wildfire moving from the City of Susanville north toward wildlands, or wildfire moving toward communities from the north. The goals of the project include reducing threats to communities from large, severe wildfires by clearing vegetation from critical locations to reduce wildfire intensity and rate of spread on the landscape. The project would reduce fuels, improve access and safety for firefighting personnel, and improve forest/woodland health using a variety of techniques, including: mechanical treatments, mastication, hand treatments, pile burning, broadcast burning, emergent brush treatments, and reforestation of areas within the project area impacted by past fires. Means of shrub and small tree removal -- would be selected based on careful analysis of current site conditions including weather, time of year, and the presence of sensitive cultural or biological resources, as described in this document. This includes hazard and overstocked tree removal within communities; implementation of landscape-scale fuel treatments around and near communities; the expansion of existing fuel breaks and establishment of new fuel break; protection of critical infrastructure; and improve ingress and egress along roads used by the public and used during fire suppression activities. Usually, more than one tool/technique would be present on site at a time so that operations can be carefully optimized for site conditions.

Contact Information

Kelsey Marks
Agency Name
Honey Lake Valley RCD
Job Title
District Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Northern California
Total Acres

Notice of Completion

State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Northern and Eureka Region 1 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 2 (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Lahontan South Lake Tahoe Region 6 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Office of Historic Preservation, Sierra Nevada Conservancy, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights
Development Types
Other (Forestry)
Local Actions
Specific Plan
Project Issues
Agriculture and Forestry Resources


Final Document(s) [Approved_Certified draft environmental documents]

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