South Fork Sacramento Fire Resilience (SNC 1654)


SCH Number
Public Agency
Sierra Nevada Conservancy
Document Title
South Fork Sacramento Fire Resilience (SNC 1654)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The Sierra Nevada Conservancy (SNC) would provide funding to the United States Forest Service, Shasta-Trinity National Forest, to implement project #1654 South Fork Sacramento Fire Resilience. The project will improve fire resilience of forested ecosystems, improve public safety by reducing the likelihood of severe wildfire within the wildland urban interface (WUI), improve wildlife habitat, and restore the natural role of fire to the ecosystem. It covers approximately 1,157 acres, and is part of a larger 21,400-acre project area that has been analyzed under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Project activities include hand, mechanical, and mastication treatments consistent with the December 2023 South Fork Sacramento Public Safety and Forest Restoration Project Decision Notice.

Contact Information

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


Three miles southwest of the City of Mt. Shasta
Northern California
Other Location Info
Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Shasta McCloud Management Unit, Siskiyou County. Directly southwest of Lake Siskiyou along W A Bar Road, and along Castle Lake Creek between Lake Siskiyou and Castle Lake. See attached map.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Pub. Resources Code, section 4799.05, subd. (d)(1)
Reasons for Exemption
Public Resources Code, section 4799.05 statutorily exempts from CEQA projects for prescribed fire, reforestation, habitat restoration, thinning, or fuel-reduction projects, or to related activities included in the project description, undertaken, in whole or in part, on federal lands to reduce the risk of high-severity wildfire that have been reviewed under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) if the primary role of a state or local agency is providing funding or staffing for those projects. The SNC would provide funding to the Shasta-Trinity National Forest to conduct fuels reduction and forest-health treatments for recreation area protection, habitat protection, and forest resilience on the Shasta-Trinity National Forest. The proposed project was reviewed in its entirety under NEPA in the South Fork Sacramento Public Safety and Forest Restoration Project Environmental Assessment, Finding of No Significant Impact, and Decision Notice signed on December 21, 2023.
County Clerk


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