ePlanning DOI-BLM-NV-C010-2011-0520-EA (Earthquake Fuelbreak Project EA)  
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NEPA Project Summary 
NEPA #:  DOI-BLM-NV-C010-2011-0520-EA Status:  Completed
Project Name:  Earthquake Fuelbreak Project EA Decision Date:  09/26/2011
EIS OEPC #:  FONSI Date:  09/26/2011
Applicant:  BLM    
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Project Description:
The Carson City District Office, Stillwater Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is proposing a fuels treatment project on BLM-administered lands located west of Middlegate, Nevada. The Earthquake Fuels Treatment would create a fire resistant strip of vegetation along approximately 10 miles of dirt road east of Fairview Peak, in Churchill County, Nevada. The size of the project area is 1,659 acres. The restoration strategy would include a prescribed fire application to remove the existing plant material, a chemical treatment to control the annual weed (cheatgrass) invasion and a reseeding effort to create a more fire resistant plant community. This project is part of a nation-wide initiative to protect communities that are considered at high risk from Wildfire damage. Middlegate is included on the list of at-risk communities found in Federal Register Volume 66, Number 3, 1/4/2001, and has been assigned a Moderate Hazard category in the 2004 Churchill County Wildfire Risk/Hazard Assessment Project.
Project Location:
The proposed project area is located along approximately 10 miles of a gravel/dirt road east of Fairview peak, in Churchill County, Nevada.
Project Lead:  Keith Barker    
Phone Number:  (775) 885-6120    
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Office(s):  Stillwater FO Lead Office:  Stillwater FO
Counties:  Churchill    
Program(s):  Other Subprogram(s):  None
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Document Name Release Date Available Formats Public Comment Period
Earthquake DR 092611.PDF 08/23/2011 Earthquake DR 092611.PDF
Earthquake FONSI 092611.PDF 08/23/2011 Earthquake FONSI 092611.PDF
Earthquake final dear reader 092611.PDF 08/23/2011 Earthquake final dear reader 092611.PDF
Earthquake Final EA 092811.pdf 08/23/2011 Earthquake Final EA 092811.pdf

PDF Maps 
  Map Name Release Date Number of Maps
Fuels Project Location 08/22/2011 2
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