Marshall Ranch Cannabis Trash Cleanup


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Cannabis Program (CDFW)
Document Title
Marshall Ranch Cannabis Trash Cleanup
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
CDFW's Cannabis Restoration Grant Program awarded ERWIG a grant (Agreement #Q2291205) for the Marshall Ranch Cannabis Trash Cleanup project (Project). The Project will remove trespass grow related garbage from the 2,942-acre Marshall Ranch. Three grow sites in the Sproul Creek watershed and Little Sproul Creek watershed have been identified on the ranch. ERWIG will develop a cleanup plan, which will include a Hazardous Materials Assessment plan, and remove all non-hazardous waste as well as any identified consumer grade hazardous waste.

Contact Information

Margaret Romo
Agency Name
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Cannabis Program
Job Title
Senior Environmental Scientist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Northern California
Other Information
The project will occur at three locations on approximately 2,942 acres of privately-owned land. The cleanup sites are located at the following coordinates: 40.08550, -123.85687, 40.08244, -123.84797, and 40.10553, -123.89887, in Humboldt County, California.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
State type and section number: Class 4 and Class 30 (California Code of Regulations, title 14, sections 15304 and 15330)
Reasons for Exemption
This project is limited to the assessment and direct removal of trespass grow related garbage at three sites on private land in Humboldt County. The Project will not remove any healthy, mature, or scenic trees and cleanup actions will prevent, minimize, stabilize, mitigate, or eliminate the release or threat of release of a hazardous waste or substance which are small or medium removal actions costing $1 million or less.


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