PMLFRP Notice of Intent to Adopt Mitigated Negative Declaration

CEQA Initial Study and Notice of Intent to Adopt a (Mitigated) Negative Declaration
Pine Mountain Lake Fuel Reduction Project (PMLFRP) 

The Tuolumne County Resource Conservation District anticipates adopting a Mitigated Negative Declaration for this project. This referral provides notice of a 30-day comment period during which Responsible and Trustee Agencies and other interested parties may provide comments to this District regarding our proposal to adopt the Negative Declaration.

Document:  PMLFR_ISMND – Public Review 7-31-23

Project Location: The PMLFR project is located East of Groveland, CA adjacent to the community of Pine Mountain Lake. The project footprint is owned by multiple private landowners.
APN OR LEGAL DESCRIPTION: The PMLFR project boundary is described as portions of sections 13, 23, 24, 25 & 26 T1S R16E MDB&M.

Project Description: This project will use a variety of methods to reduce fuel loading and remove ladder fuels on a highly dense, approximately 640-acre Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) east of Pine Mountain Lake. The primary method of fuel reduction will be mastication with a secondary method of herbivory.

The project objectives are to:
Build a sustainable, defensible fuel break.
Dramatically reduce potential of release of high levels of CO2 from wildfire.
Establish a fire resilient and healthy forest.

All applicable project documents are available for review at: Tuolumne County Resource Conservation District, 81 N Washington Street, Suite B, Sonora, California 95370, and at Please provide any additional comments to the above address or call us at 209-642-8304 if you have any questions.