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The El Dorado Irrigation District Board of Directors normally meets the second and fourth Mondays of each month. Regular meetings begin at 9:00 a.m. in the District's main headquarters building located at 2890 Mosquito Road, Placerville.

Agendas and board information packets (containing agenda item summaries and staff reports) are available 72 hours prior to a regular board meeting. If you have any questions, please contact the clerk to the board at 530-642-4055.

Notice of Public Hearing - Caples Creek Watershed

Siierra Nevada Conservancy Grant

  • Date: 12/08/2016 9:00 AM
  • Location: General Gomez Arts and Events Center
    808 Lincoln Way
    Auburn, California 95603
  • Introduction: Review and consideration of the Initial Study and Negative Declaration prepared by EID and possible authorization of a grant to EID for $476,709.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

December 8, 2016, 9:00 A.M.

General Gomez Arts and Events Center 808 Lincoln Way Auburn, CA 95603

At the time and place set forth above, the governing board of the Sierra Nevada Conservancy will hold a Public Hearing and possibly take action on the following matter:

Review and consideration of the Initial Study and Negative Declaration prepared by the El Dorado Irrigation District and possible authorization of a grant to the El Dorado Irrigation District in the amount of $476,709 for:

Caples Creek Watershed Ecological Restoration Project (SNC #853)

The project is located in the upper elevations of the western slope of El Dorado County, about 30 miles east of Placerville in the Eldorado National Forest. The project is centered at approximately 38.717897, -120.128269.

The El Dorado Irrigation District requests $476,709.00 from the Sierra Nevada Conservancy to implement the Caples Creek Watershed Ecological Restoration Project. The project involves prescribed fire activities on approximately 6,800 acres, and meadow restoration and aspen enhancement activities on approximately 25 acres in the Caples Creek watershed in the Eldorado National Forest. The proposed project would reintroduce fire as an ecosystem process to reduce fuel accumulation, reduce the risk of high intensity wildfire, and restore a diverse forest composition and structure over multiple years. Prescribed understory fires (both hand and aerial ignitions) within 25 miles of containment lines would be implemented under carefully monitored conditions favoring low to moderate intensity understory fires. The project includes design criteria and best management practices adopted by the USFS for project activities to protect aquatic, terrestrial, and botanical special status species, waterways and riparian areas, cultural resources, and aesthetic/visual resources.

Meeting materials are available on the SNC website at www.sierranevada.ca.gov.

For additional information or to submit written comment on any agenda item, please contact Mrs. Armstrong at (530) 823-4700 or tristyn.armstrong@sierranevada.ca.gov or 11521 Blocker Drive, Suite 205, Auburn CA 95603.

If you need reasonable accommodations, including documents in alternative formats (California Relay Service 866-735-0373 or 711), please contact Mrs. Armstrong at least five (5) working days in advance.

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