Gaskins Vineyard Conversion Project #02257-ECPA

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Napa County
Document Title
Gaskins Vineyard Conversion Project #02257-ECPA
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
GP: Agricultural Watershed & Open Space (AWOS) Z: Agricultural Watershed

Document Description
The proposed project is for earthmoving activity associated with the development of a new +/- 10.4 acre vineyard, including installation of erosion control measures on a 41.31-acre parcel on the north side of Soda Canyon Road, approximately six miles north of its intersection with Silverado Trail, approximately 4 miles northeast of the Town of Yountville. The parcel is located in an Agricultural Watershed (AW) zoning district, with a Napa County General Plan designation of Agriculture, Watershed & Open Space. Erosion control plan #02257 has been prepared. The project would be completed in two phases. A bulldozer would remove the existing brush, trees and large rocks in late spring/early summer. Vegetation would be stock piled and burned on-site. Rock spoils would be stored outside of stream setbacks. Slopes range from 2% to 20%, with an average slope of 6.4%. Soil ripping would be about 12 to 18 inches deep. Vineyard avenues would be 20 feet in width. Water would be provided from an existing well. The erosion control methods include straw bale dikes, straw mulch, water bars and permanent no-till cover crop (70% coverage). Deer fencing would be placed only around vineyard blocks. Fifteen oak and pine trees are proposed for removal. All are fire-damaged and range in size from 13" to 23" dbh. Chemicals used for fertilizing and eradicating of weeds, pests and fungi would be kept in an existing barn.

Contact Information
Carly Aubrey
Napa County Conservation Development & Planning Department
1195 Third Street, Room 210
Napa, CA 94559

Phone : (707) 265-2325


Cross Streets
N side of Canyon Road, 6 mi N of intersection w/Silverado Trail
Total Acres
+/- 41.31
Parcel #
Two blue-line streams and one intermittent watercourse
21, 22

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Agriculture (10.4 acres of vineyard)
Local Action
Other Action Other Action: Erosion Control Plan Review
Project Issues
Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Drainage/Absorption Geologic/Seismic Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Vegetation Water Quality Water Supply Wildlife Cumulative Effects
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Parks and Recreation California Highway Patrol Caltrans, District 4 Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 3 Department of Water Resources Native American Heritage Commission Office of Historic Preservation Regional Water Quality Control Board, Region 2 Resources Agency

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