Sacramento River Salmon Gravel Restoration Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Butte County
Document Title
Sacramento River Salmon Gravel Restoration Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Document Description
M&T Chico Ranch is proposing a new mining operation that would remove an existing stockpile of alluvial aggregates from the project site. The stockpile was generated during wet and dry dredging operations conducted in 2001 and 2007 on the Sacramento River. Aggregate material will continue to be placed onsite as a result of future planned dredging operations (analyzed separately). A total of up to 600,000 tons of aggregate are anticipated to be removed over the life of the proposed project. Annual mining production would range from 20,000 to 50,000 tons, with a maximum of 100,000 tons per year, over a period of approximately 20 years. Following the completion of mining operations, the project site would be revegetated with native grassland species and reclaimed to open space uses.

Contact Information

Rowland Hickel
Agency Name
Butte County Development of Development Services
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
M&T Chico Ranch
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Cross Streets
River Road and Chico River Road
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
Sacramento River and Big Chico Creek

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
Development Types
Mining (Mineral Gravel)
Local Actions
Use Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, 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, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire
State Reviewing Agencies
Air Resources Board, Major Industrial Projects, California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Highway Patrol, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Redding Region 5 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Delta Stewardship Council, Department of Water Resources, Resources Agency, Resources, Recycling and Recovery, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, Central Valley Flood Protection Board, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Transportation, District 3 (DOT)
Reviewing Agency Comments
Central Valley Flood Protection Board, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Transportation, District 3 (DOT)


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