Mitigated Negative Declaration for The Hills Conditional Use Permits and Special Permit


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Humboldt County
Document Title
Mitigated Negative Declaration for The Hills Conditional Use Permits and Special Permit
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Commercial Agriculture

Document Description
Two Conditional Use Permits for to allow for continued cultivation of 60,940 square feet of existing outdoor and mixed light cannabis cultivation. There is 22,200 square feet of existing outdoor cultivation on APN 223-061-043 that will be grown in 23 greenhouses. There is 38,740 square feet of cultivation on APNs 223-061-038, 223-073-004 and 223-073-005 that consists of 32,500 square feet of existing outdoor and 6,240 square feet of mixed light cultivation that will be grown in 22 greenhouses. The proposed project includes relocation of five historic cultivation areas to environmentally superior locations on the subject parcels. Approximately 1,020,000 gallons of water is required to annually to meet operational needs. Water is provided by an on-site well and a 2,800,000-gallon rain catchment pond.

Contact Information
Meghan Ryan
Humboldt County Planning and Building
Lead/Public Agency
3015 H Street
Eureka, CA 95501

Phone : (707) 445-7541

The Hills, LLC
Project Applicant


40°5'50.3"N 123°46'4.1"W
Cross Streets
Clark Road and Shadow Light Ranch Road
Total Acres
Parcel #
223-061-043-000, 223-073-004, 223-073-005
State Highways
Hwy 101
4 S
4 E

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Commercial (Agriculture)(Sq. Ft. 60,940, Employees 11)
Local Action
Use Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetics Agriculture and Forestry Resources Air Quality Biological Resources Cultural Resources Cumulative Effects Flood Plain/Flooding Geology/Soils Greenhouse Gas Emissions Hazards & Hazardous Materials Hydrology/Water Quality Land Use/Planning Solid Waste Transportation Wetland/Riparian Wildfire Wildlife
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB) California Department of Conservation (DOC) California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Eureka Region 1 (CDFW) California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery California Department of Transportation, District 1 (DOT) California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT) California Department of Water Resources (DWR) California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES) California Highway Patrol (CHP) California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC) California Natural Resources Agency California Regional Water Quality Control Board, North Coast Region 1 (RWQCB) California State Lands Commission (SLC) Department of Food and Agriculture Department of Toxic Substances Control Office of Historic Preservation State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality


Environmental Document
11638 11643 draft IS-MND 06182020   PDF 5805 K 11638 11643 Notice of Intent 06182020   PDF 146 K A 11638 11643 Map Set 06   PDF 6724 K B 11643 11638 Hills Compiled Planing Plot Plans 5-11-20   PDF 4697 K D 11638 11643 Biological Report_Shadow Light Ranch_Revised May 2020   PDF 3093 K E 111638 11643 Rock Pit report 5   PDF 749 K F SLR LSAA 20   PDF 2169 K G 11638 11643 Soils Report Final 10   PDF 10129 K H SMP_FINAL + DASP TRC 440 Reduced   PDF 30149 K I SHN lower pond embankment ltr   PDF 2010 K MMRP   PDF 93 K Summary Form 11638 11643 The Hills 06182020   PDF 936 K
NOC 11638 11643 The Hills 06182020   PDF 1622 K

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