Program Timberland Environmental Impact Report for the Mattole Forest Futures Project

3 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE)
Document Title
Program Timberland Environmental Impact Report for the Mattole Forest Futures Project
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Timberland Production Zone, Agricultural, Unclassified
Document Description
The Project aims to facilitate beneficial forest management in the Mattole River Basin through "light touch" timber harvest that can be approved by simplified agency review tiering to this programmatic EIR under the CA Forest Practice Rules and CEQA. Light touch can be summarized as 1) generally using only selection silviculture, 2) growing larger trees and increasing the proportion of conifer to hardwood stocking, 3) retaining old-growth, 4) maintaining or enhancing late seral conditions, 5) tractor logging restrictions, 6) generous riparian buffers, and 7) road upgrade requirements.

Contact Information

Chris Browder
Agency Name
Cal Fire
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Humboldt, Mendocino
Cross Streets
entire Mattole River watershed
Total Acres
Mattole River
Other Location Info
City/Nearest City: Petrolia

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Eureka Region 1 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 1 (DOT), California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, North Coast Region 1 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Department of Water Resources, Office of Emergency Services, California, Office of Historic Preservation, Resources Agency, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Geology/Soils, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Noise, Population/Housing, Recreation, Transportation, Vegetation, Wildfire, Wildlife, Programmatic EIR under the CA Forest Practice Rules

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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