Soldier Mountain WUI Project (SNC 1644)


SCH Number
Public Agency
Sierra Nevada Conservancy
Document Title
Soldier Mountain WUI Project (SNC 1644)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The Sierra Nevada Conservancy (SNC) would provide funding to the Fall River Resource Conservation District in partnership with Lassen National Forest to implement project #1644 Soldier Mountain WUI Project. The project is an approximately 2,336-acre hazardous fuel reduction, forest health, and community-protection project on Lassen National Forest in Shasta County. The project would reduce fuel levels, improve forest health, and increase resilience to wildfire, drought, and insect mortality in a priority wildland urban interface (WUI). Activities under the project include, but are not limited to, mastication, machine piling and hand piling, mechanical thinning, and biomass removal.

Contact Information

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


Three miles west of Glenburn, seven miles west of McArthur
Northern California
Other Location Info
Lassen National Forest, Hat Creek Ranger District. Approximately four miles northeast of Lake Britton and five miles northeast of McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park, northeast of Highway 89. Project center at approximately -121.598, 41.055 degrees.

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 Sierra Nevada Conservancy would provide funding to the Fall River Resource Conservation District to conduct fuels reduction, community protection, and forest-health treatments on the Lassen National Forest. The proposed project was reviewed in its entirety under NEPA in the Soldier Mountain WUI Project Categorical Exclusion Review and Decision Memo signed June 13, 2022.
County Clerk


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