AB2551 Watershed Coordinator Grant – North East Subregion (SNC954-RFFCP)


SCH Number
Public Agency
Sierra Nevada Conservancy
Document Title
AB2551 Watershed Coordinator Grant – North East Subregion (SNC954-RFFCP)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The Sierra Nevada Conservancy will provide funding for the Modoc Resource Conservation District to construct a shaded fuel break through roadside fuel reduction along 2 miles of Gatling Road. The goal of the project is to eliminate hazardous fuel loading that may pose a threat to local communities and infrastructure and help reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfire. Vegetation treatment will be hand-thinning using chainsaws, chipping, and mastication within 100ft on each side of the un-paved road. CAL FIRE and contractor crews will thin trees to a minimum of 10’x10’ spacing while targeting larger trees for retention. Small trees, shrubs, and other surface fuels will be pruned to eliminate ladder fuels and general fuel buildup. Material generated by this fuel treatment will be processed using a variety of practices including a 14” chipper, pile burning, and mastication.

Contact Information

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


Cal Pines, Rush Creek
Northern California
Other Location Info
12 miles southwest of the City of Alturas and south of Centerville Road (County Road 54), along Gatling Road. Project center at approximately -120.766, 41.271.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
CEQA Guidelines Section 15304 Minor Alterations to Land
Reasons for Exemption
The project is categorically exempt from the provisions of CEQA pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15304 (Class 4), which consists of minor public or private alterations in the condition of land, water, and/or vegetation, which do not involve the removal of mature, scenic trees except for forestry and agricultural purposes. The minor land alterations proposed by the project consist of forestry treatments along an existing permanent road to reduce hazardous fuels in order to protect communities in the wildland urban interface. The project has been independently reviewed and considered by the SNC and the SNC has determined that none of the exceptions to the categorical exemption contained within CEQA Guidelines, Section 15300.2 are applicable.
County Clerk


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