Blocksburg Family Farms, LLC


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Humboldt County
Document Title
Blocksburg Family Farms, LLC
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Agriculture Grazing
Document Description
Conditional Use Permit for six acres of new outdoor cultivation and 16,800 sf of existing outdoor cannabis on a parcel approximately 1,221 acres in size. Three acres of new would be grown using light deprivation techniques, with two harvests per year; three acres would be grown full sun with one harvest per year. The project has been broken into phases. In Phase I, the applicant would cultivate 60,360 sf full-term outdoor. In Phase II the applicant would cultivate the full amount of 278,160 sf outdoor cultivation. In Phase III the applicant would complete the solar installation and complete all operational improvements. All new cultivation would occur on approximately 16% of the prime agricultural soils on the parcel. The project includes a Special Permit for restoration activities within the Streamside Management Area (SMA). The project includes the relocation of 16,800 sf of cultivation out of an SMA. In Phase I, irrigation demand would be approximately 658,658 gallons per year. In Phase II & III, irrigation demand would be approximately 3,090,326 gallons per year. Water would be provided by an onsite well and one 1,000,000-gallon rainwater catchment tank. The project includes 8,000 sf of ancillary nursery space. Processing would occur onsite in a proposed 7,200 sf multi-use building, occupying the footprint of a burned down, pre-existing barn. Power would be provided principally by a generator for Phase I and Phase II. By Phase III, a solar array would provide the power, with generators retained for backup use only. Phase I of the project would require approximately six employees. Phase II & III would require a maximum of twenty-five employees.

Contact Information

Desmond Johnston
Agency Name
Humboldt County
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Cross Streets
Alderpoint and Sunrise Roads
Total Acres
Parcel #
McMahon Creek

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Northern and 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 Water Resources (DWR), 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), Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water
Development Types
Other (cannabis cultivation/processing)
Local Actions
Use Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Drainage/Absorption, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Septic System, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian


Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form

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