Sierra Valley General Plan Amendment

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Plumas County
Document Title
Sierra Valley General Plan Amendment
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Primarily Agricultural Preserve (AP) and General Agriculture (GA) with low density residential (S-3, R-10, R-20)
Document Description
The proposed amendments will change General Plan land use designations from Low Density (3 to 20 acre) Residential to Important Agricultural areas. Approximately 2,443 acres are proposed to be changed from Low Density Residential to General Agriculture. The overall effect of the proposal would decrease the number of potential lots by 1,204 throughout the Sierra Valley Study area. A number of additional permitted and conditionally permitted uses are being proposed. Lastly, several new biological constraint maps are proposed to be adopted as part of the Plumas County General Plan. These constraint maps will be used to evaluate environmental compatibility of uses requiring discretionary approval, such as special use permits, permits to mine, tentative maps and others.

Contact Information

James Graham
Agency Name
Plumas County Planning Department
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Cross Streets
State Highway 70 and 89, and County Road A-23
Parcel #
State Highways
70, 89
Sierra - Plumas Joint Unified
Middle Fork of the Feather River
Other Location Info
Beckworth and Chilcoot Vinton

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
Air Resources Board, Major Industrial Projects, California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 2 (DOT), California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Redding Region 5 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), Department of Housing and Community Development, Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, Resources Agency
Local Actions
General Plan Amendment
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Growth Inducement, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Septic System, Transportation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildlife

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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