Stewart Gravel Bar Use Permit and Reclamation Plan

3 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Mendocino County
Document Title
Stewart Gravel Bar Use Permit and Reclamation Plan
Document Type
NOI - Notice of Intent
Present Land Use
Vacant/ RL (Rangeland) and UR 40 (Upland Residential, 40-acre minimum) / R-L 160 (Rangeland) and RMR 40 (Remote Residential, 40 acres)
Document Description
The Proposed Project consists of seasonal gravel extraction and reclamation activities on a gravel bar known as the Stewart Bar located on the Middle Fork Eel River in Mendocino County. Stewart Bar is an instream gravel bar with aggraded sand and gravel that contains no topsoil, overburden, trees, or vegetation. Project activities will involve the excavation of sand and gravel using conventional construction equipment (e.g., dozer, excavator, water truck) and loading of the material into haul trucks for transport to an existing processing facility located off SR 162 near Longvale, California. Only extraction, loading, and haul out are to occur at the Stewart Bar, with no processing onsite. A total annual extraction limit of 20,000 cubic yards of sand and gravel is proposed. Project activities will be timed during the summer low-flow season (June 1 through October 30), with an anticipated total of 45 operating days per year. Hours of operation will be 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday during the seasonal extraction period. The Use Permit will allow gravel extractions up to 20,000 cubic yards per year for the next 20 years (400,000 cubic yards total).

Contact Information

Dirk Larson
Agency Name
Lead Agency
Job Title
Planner II
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Cross Streets
SR 162
Total Acres
Parcel #
035-030-49, 035-030-17, 035-030-65
State Highways
Middle Fork Eel River

Notice of Completion

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 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), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, State Water Resources Control Board, Divison of Financial Assistance
Development Types
Mining (Mineral Sand and Gravel)
Local Actions
Use Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Drainage/Absorption, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian


Draft Environmental Document [Draft IS, NOI_NOA_Public notices, OPR Summary Form, Appx,]

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