The proposed project is based on a Conservation Plan designed to address the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Resource Concerns of water quality, plants and livestock production limitation. This is achieved by increasing plant productivity and health, by holding sheep in the barn seasonally as needed to optimize grazing pressure, and by routing freshwater away from areas with manure and urine. Animals held in confinement need basic conditions to maintain their comfort such as dryness, space, limb and joint protection, air circulation, and food and water. The need for the project was identified in a Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plan prepared by Conestoga-Rivers and Associates in April 2015.
Air Resources Board, Major Industrial ProjectsCalifornia Department of Parks and RecreationCaltrans, District 4Department of ConservationDepartment of Fish and Wildlife, Region 3Department of Food and AgricultureDepartment of Water ResourcesNative American Heritage CommissionRegional Water Quality Control Board, Region 2Resources AgencyState Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality