Earley Use Permit - 47,560 ft.² of existing Outdoor Cannabis Cultivation

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
Humboldt County
Document Title
Earley Use Permit - 47,560 ft.² of existing Outdoor Cannabis Cultivation
Document Type
ADM - Addendum
Present Land Use
General Plan Land Use Designation: Agriculture Grazing (AG) Zoning: Agriculture Exclusive – minimum parcel size of 160 acres (AE-B-5(160)
Document Description
A Conditional Use Permit for authorizing the continued operation of pre-existing commercial cannabis cultivation on a parcel where approximately 68,000 square feet of area was historically used for outdoor cultivation and approximately 4,400 square feet of area was used for mixed light cultivation operated from the property since prior to 2016. Under the Use Permit, one (1) acre of the prior outdoor cultivation is proposed to be continued and the 4,400 square feet of Mixed-Light Cultivation will instead be operated in an Outdoor fashion, for a combined total of approximately 47,560 square feet of outdoor cultivation. Cultivation activities are proposed to be removed and relocated from three existing sites and consolidated within two distinct areas on the property. The three former sites are proposed to be fully remediated following removal of all cultivation infrastructure. Cultivation will continue to occur primarily in pots, within a series of approximately 22 greenhouses, each approximately 20 feet in width and of varying lengths. Light deprivation techniques will be used to induce early flowering and allow for a total of 2 harvests per year in each of the greenhouses. Juvenile cannabis plants will be supplied to the property twice a year delivered from an off-site licensed nursery. Two (2) greenhouses (each approximately 2,000 square feet in size) are proposed to be constructed and will primarily be used as propagation areas to help mature juvenile plants used during the second cultivation cycle. No supplemental lighting or generators are used as part of the cultivation and propagation activities. Annual estimated water usage for cultivation is 687,000 gallons and all water for irrigation is provided by an existing off-stream rainwater catchment pond with approximately 2,000,000 gallons of storage. Initial processing and drying of the harvest occurs within two existing barns and further processing occurs off-site. All cultivation operations are conducted by the property owner and their family.

Contact Information

Steven Lazar
Agency Name
Humboldt County Planning & Building Department
Job Title
Senior Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Cross Streets
Alderpoint Road & Church Lane
Total Acres
± 320 acres
Parcel #
217-251-003, 217-244-004, 217-244-007 & 217-225-007
State Highways
Highway 36
Casterlin Elementary
Cooper Creek, Larabee Creek
Other Location Info
The project parcels are located in Humboldt County, in the Blocksburg area, approximately 2.25 miles from the intersection of Church Street and an unnamed access road, and approximately 3.5 miles from the intersection of Church Street and Alderpoint Road, in Township 02S of Range 05E Sections 3, 9 and 10 Humboldt Base & Meridian.

Notice of Completion

Development Types
Other (Agricultural Use - Commercial Cannabis Cultivation)
Local Actions
Use Permit
Project Issues
Biological Resources, Tribal Cultural Resources


Draft Environmental Document [Draft IS, NOI_NOA_Public notices, OPR Summary Form, Appx,]

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