Draft Tribal Environmental Impact Report - Chicken Ranch New Casino and Hotel Project

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
Chicken Ranch Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians of California
Document Title
Draft Tribal Environmental Impact Report - Chicken Ranch New Casino and Hotel Project
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use

Document Description
The Chicken Ranch Reservation is located in the western portion of Tuolumne County, California. The Tribe currently has a gaming operation called the Chicken Ranch Casino, which consists of more than 600 Class II and Class III games. The existing casino added 175 Class II slots in 2019 and operates at near capacity. The Tribe plans to build the Proposed Project with direct visibility and access from California State Highway 49/108 on a 42-acre site on the Reservation, which is already held in trust by the federal government. The Proposed Project will include approximately 900 slot machines and 12 – 14 table games, the facility will serve alcohol, two (2) attached 900 – 970 space four (4)-story parking structures, and an attached hotel with a 3.5 star property rating. The Proposed Project will replace the existing Chicken Ranch Casino, which will be shut down and converted to other uses once the Proposed Project begins operations. The Proposed Project will contribute to the economy of both the county and the Tribe by providing a safe and secure entertainment and restaurant venue, and additional job opportunities for Tribal and non-Tribal members.

Contact Information
Bailey Hunter
Environmental and Natural Resources Manager
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant
PO Box 1159
Jamestown, CA 95327

Phone : (209) 984-9066


Cross Streets
CA Highway 49/108 and Mackay Ranch Road
Total Acres
State Highways

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Recreational (casino and hotel)
Local Action
Site Plan
Project Issues
Aesthetics Agriculture and Forestry Resources Air Quality Biological Resources Cultural Resources Cumulative Effects Drainage/Absorption Economics/Jobs Energy Flood Plain/Flooding Geology/Soils Greenhouse Gas Emissions Growth Inducement Hazards & Hazardous Materials Hydrology/Water Quality Land Use/Planning Mandatory Findings of Significance Mineral Resources Noise Population/Housing Public Services Septic System Sewer Capacity Solid Waste Transportation Tribal Cultural Resources Utilities/Service Systems Vegetation Wetland/Riparian Wildfire
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB) California Department of Conservation (DOC) California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW) California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) California Department of Justice, Attorney General's Office California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 10 (DOT) California Department of Water Resources (DWR) California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC) California Natural Resources Agency California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 (RWQCB) Central Valley Flood Protection Board Office of Historic Preservation State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water


Draft Environmental Document [Draft IS, NOI_NOA_Public notices, OPR Summary Form, Appx,]
_SCH Summary Form   PDF 122 K Chicken Ranch Rancheria New Hotel and Casino Project_Public Review Draft TEIR_reduced   PDF 24747 K Notice of Completion and Availability_ALL   PDF 3632 K
Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
Draft TEIR Notice of Completion   PDF 283 K

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