EA-2102: Final Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact

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Post-Fire Cheatgrass Control Project; Nevada

The Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) has prepared the final environmental assessment (EA) for the Post-Fire Cheatgrass Control using Aerial Spraying Project. Based on the final EA, BPA is issuing a finding of no significant impact (FONSI) and has made a decision to fund the project. BPA will fund the Shoshone Paiute Indian Tribe to aerially apply herbicide (Imazapic) and soil inoculant (MB-906) to control cheatgrass on a 139-acre hillside south of Mountain City, Nevada that has become dominated by this invasive species following the 2012 Brown’s Gulch fire. The cheatgrass is hindering this area’s post-fire recovery to its native sagebrush-steppe plant community.

For more information, see Post-Fire Cheatgrass Control Project.