Crystal Lake Family Alumni Camp and Environmental Education Center

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
University of California
Document Title
Crystal Lake Family Alumni Camp and Environmental Education Center
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Document Description
UC Davis proposes to construct and operate an alumni family camp/environmental education center and conference center on the 210-acre Crystal Lake property south of Interstate 80 between the Yuba Gap and Eagle Lakes freeway exits in Nevada County. The camp and education center would serve a population of up to 350 campers with 70 staff. The conference center would serve as an event venue for professional social gatherings for up to 50 people for a total population of ~470 people during peak periods. The mountainous geography of the property and nearby areas consist of steep mountains peaks, heavily forested vegetation, areas of open granite outcroppings, and streams, rivers, and lakes serving to drain and impound water from snow and rainfall. The proposed project will necessitate pre-construction vegetation removal and initial management as well as long-term operational vegetation management to reduce fire hazards, clear areas for building sites, prevent invasive species, maintain existing species, and enhance the user experience. Construction of the following types of camp facilities would be included in the proposed camp: dining hall (~17,000 sf); lodge, (~10,000 sf), sleeping pods (80 sleeping cabins and 7 restroom/shower buildings for campers and staff), swimming pool, craft center, caretaker's house and equipment building, and amphitheater, developed recreation facilities, registration building, utility and infrastructure buildings, informal recreation trails, and a lake recreation beach and dock area.

Contact Information

Sid England
Agency Name
University of California
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Nevada, Placer
Cross Streets
Lake Valley Road/Crystal Lake Road
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
Union Pacific
South Yuba River

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
Cal Fire, California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 3 (DOT), California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), Department of Water Resources, Resources Agency, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 (RWQCB), Department of Toxic Substances Control
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 (RWQCB), Department of Toxic Substances Control
Development Types
Recreational (Alumni Camp Facility)
Local Actions
Project Approval
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Septic System, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire, 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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