Chiles Valley LLC Property – Cannabis Grow Site Restoration (Lake or Streambed Alteration Agreement No. 1600-2020-0226-R3)


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW)
Document Title
Chiles Valley LLC Property – Cannabis Grow Site Restoration (Lake or Streambed Alteration Agreement No. 1600-2020-0226-R3)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The project is in response to a Notice of Violation issued by the County of Napa in 2016 for illegal cannabis cultivation and earthmoving work completed by the previous landowner. The project is limited to decommissioning 8 ephemeral stream crossings, 1 instream head cut, 3 earthen pads (created for cannabis cultivation), 2 off-stream ponds, and approximately 0.67 miles of access roads impacting unnamed streams. The project will restore a total of 0.99 acres of habitat.

Contact Information

Garrett Allen, Environmental Scientist
Agency Name
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Northern California, San Francisco Bay Area
Other Location Info
The project occurs on a remote property within the Putah Creek Watershed in the upper reaches of Chiles Valley, Napa County. The project area is accessed from a private easement road at 3452 Sage Canyon Road. There are 11 project sites located at the approximate coordinates below. Latitude, Longitude 38.548178° N, 122.291060° W 38.546833° N, 122.288387° W 38.547630° N, 122.290650° W 38.546267° N, 122.287908° W 38.547039° N, 122.287553° W 38.547263° N, 122.288878° W 38.547479° N, 122.290325° W 38.54929º N, 122.2867º W 38.546989° N, 122.288849° W 38.547219° N, 122.288024° W 38.546893° N, 122.288056° W

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
The project does not exceed 5 acres in size and is to assure the maintenance, restoration, enhancement, and protection of habitat for fish, plants, and wildlife.


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