Blocksburg Family Farm, LLC

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Humboldt County
Document Title
Blocksburg Family Farm, LLC
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Zoning: Agricultural Gen'l Plan: AE-B-5(160); TPZ
Document Description
Revised IS/MND: A Conditional Use Permit for 6.39 acres of outdoor cultivation including 16,800 sf of existing cannabis authorized under interim permit, on a parcel of approximately 1,221 acres. The proposed six acres of new will comprise of three acres full term outdoor and three acres of Light Deprivation, and with ancillary facilities, will be developed in four phases over four years. Water would be provided by an onsite well, a 2.2-million-gallon rain catchment pond, and a one-million-gallon rainwater catchment tank. Total irrigation demand by Phase IV is anticipated to be approximately 3.1 million gallons per year, with the rain catchment pond being the primary source of water by Phases II and III. The project includes 8,000 sf of proposed and 2,000 sf of existing ancillary nursery space. Processing would occur onsite in a proposed 7,200 sf multi-use building in the footprint of a burned down 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. Phases II & III would require a maximum of twenty-five employees and incorporates a vanpool. The project is located in the Blocksburg area, 2.65 north from Blocksburg proper, on the property known to be in the west half of the west half of Section 4, Township 02 South, Range 05 East.

Contact Information

Desmond Johnston
Agency Name
Humboldt County Planning & Building
Job Title
Senior Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Cross Streets
Alderpoint Road and Unnamed private road
Total Acres
6.39 acres canna
Parcel #
State Highways
McMahon Creek

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Cannabis Control (DCC), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Cannabis Program (CDFW), 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 Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, North Coast Region 1 (RWQCB), Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water
State Reviewing Agency Comments
State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water
Development Types
Other (cannabis cultivation)
Local Actions
Use Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Energy, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mandatory Findings of Significance, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Septic System, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire


Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]

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