: Grandma Rita’s Trinity Alps Farm, LLC

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
Trinity County
Document Title
: Grandma Rita’s Trinity Alps Farm, LLC
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Document Description
The proposed cultivation project described herein (Project) includes the cultivation of 4,328 square feet (sf) of mature outdoor cannabis located in Trinity County on Assessor’s Parcel Number (APN) 009-440-15-00. The applicant is seeking a Small Outdoor Cannabis Cultivation License from the County (CCL-027) and currently holds a Small Outdoor Cannabis Cultivation License from the Department of Cannabis Control (DCC; CCL19-0004492). Existing cultivation activities include 4,328-sf of mature, outdoor cannabis grown in Terraced Areas A-E (Table 1). Water is supplied by an existing, permitted well with a pump, and is stored in three (3) 2,500-gallon water storage tanks and one (1) 1,150-gallon plastic cone bottom water storage tank. Existing cannabis irrigation diversion lines transfer the water from the well to the water tanks. All processing and composting activities are handled by the adjacent project, known as Trinity Alps Farms, Inc. located on APN 009-440-23-00. A more detailed project description can be found in the attached Appendix C Checklist and the following attachments included with the Appendix C Checklist: Biological Report, Archaeological Report, Odor Control Plan, Water Resource Protection Plan, and Engineered Grading Erosion Control Plan. SPECIAL NOTES: The Biologists listed in Section 5.0 of the Appendix C Checklist, Mike Dean and Jacob Ewald, arethe Biologists that prepared the Biological Report included as Attachment C. The Biologists’ names and qualifications are listed below. Mike Dean, Biologist. Mike, our staff biologist, has a bachelor’s degree in Zoology and amaster’s degree in Biology, from Humboldt State University (HSU). He brings over 34 years of professional biologist experience working for California Department of Fish and Wildlife, California Department of Health Services, The Nature Conservancy, andnumerous special consulting projects including aquatic assessments of several streams inNorthern California. Jacob Ewald, Biologist. Jacob Ewald brings over six years of biological experience to theteam. Jacob has conducted biological surveys for a variety of taxa, including spotted owls,nesting birds, reptiles, and amphibians. He graduated from UC Davis with a B.S. in WildlifeBiology and is currently wrapping up his M.S. thesis in Botany at Chico State University.Jacob has used his most recent education to move into botanical surveys and uses the fullbreadth of his skills to complete CEQA documentation for client projects. The Appendix C Checklist does not include a Site Management Plan; however, a Site Management Plan will be prepared as required under Mitigation Measure 3.10-1a: Demonstrate Compliancewith Water Resource Standards. The Appendix C Checklist does not include a Mitigation Measure Applicability Table; however, theAppendix C Checklist describes the applicability of each Mitigation Measure under all Environmental Resource Sections.

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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