Whispering Pines Farms

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
Trinity County
Document Title
Whispering Pines Farms
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Document Description
The proposed cultivation project described herein (Project) is a new license for existing cultivation on Trinity County Assessor’s Parcel Number (APN): 019-290-17-00, located off of Whispering Pines Drive in southern Trinity County. No significant changes to the cultivation site or associated activities are proposed. The project proposes the addition of two (2) 6’x30’ (360 SF) immature plant areas in a previously disturbed area. The immature plant areas will be directly below the mature plant area. zero grading and no new disturbance areas will be created. Further environmental review pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) will be required for any expansion of the cultivation area. The project had a cultivation permit from Trinity County: License number 307; extended through September 7, 2021, by the Urgency Ordinance (No.1355) with harvesting to be completed by October 31, 2021 (TAA vs Trinity County). The project has an active cultivation permit from the California Department of Cannabis Control (DCC, formerly, ‘CalCannabis’): Adult Use-Small (10,000 sq.ft.) Small Outdoor Tier 1 License, number CCL18-0002158; expiration 3/19/2023. Cultivation activities include 9,948 square feet (SF) of permitted cannabis cultivation, propagation of seed stock and drying of harvested cannabis plants. Trimming and packaging occur onsite. Associated cannabis support buildings and infrastructure include: one (1) 24’x48’ (1,152 SF) building used for processing and harvest storage (24’x24’; 576 SF), general storage (12’x24’; 288 SF), and a processing, harvest storage and packaging area (12’x24’; 288 SF); one (1) 12’x32’ (384 SF) building used for agricultural chemical and pesticide storage are with a 4’x4’ (16 SF) administrative hold area; one (1) 15’x15’ (225 SF) cannabis (compost) waste area with a 5’x15’ (75 SF) additional administrative hold area; one (1) 12’x17’ (204 SF) used for immature plant area; the project proposes the addition of two (2) 6’x30’ (360 SF) immature plant areas; one (1) permitted groundwater well for agricultural and domestic use; one (1) 2,500-gallon storage water tank; one (1) 3,500-gallon water storage tanks totaling 6,000 gallons of water storage. The direct footprint of the cultivation and infrastructure results in approximately 12,273 SF. A more detailed project description can be found in the attached Appendix C.

Contact Information

Drew Plebani
Agency Name
Trinity County Cannabis Divsion
Job Title
Division Director
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Northern California

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
Trinity County Cannabis Divsion
Approving Agency Role
Lead Agency
Approved On
County Clerk
Final Environmental Document Available at
530 Main St., Weaverville CA


(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2b) A Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA


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