Cooks Valley Events - Northern Nights Music Group & Mateel Community Center


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Humboldt County
Document Title
Cooks Valley Events - Northern Nights Music Group & Mateel Community Center
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Zoning: Agriculture Exclusive (AE), Timberland Production Zone (TPW), Unclassified (U), Land Use: Timberland (T), Industrial, Resource Related (IR)
Document Description
A five-year renewal and modification of two previously approved Conditional Use Permits, which have historically authorized use of French’s Camp and Dimmick Ranch for musical events ordinarily held between May and October. All events feature live music, camping and various vendors, including cannabis-related concessions and consumption within discrete areas on the properties. The County Line Ranch and Cooks Valley Campground span both Humboldt and Mendocino Counties and will serve as the principal venue for all events.

Contact Information

Steven Lazar
Agency Name
Humboldt County Planning & Building Department
Job Title
Senior Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Peter Huson
Agency Name
Northern Nights Music Group LLC
Job Title
Contact Types
Project Applicant

Pleasure Strange
Agency Name
Mateel Community Center
Job Title
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Cross Streets
Highway 101 and Cooks Valley Road
Total Acres
Parcel #
033-271-007, 033-271-009, 033-271-008, 033-271-004, 033-271-005, and 033-271-015. (Mendocino Cou
State Highways
State Highway 101
Other Location Info
The project involves events occurring on several parcels spanning the Humboldt/Mendocino county line in the Cooks Valley area, on the properties known as 83950 Road 442E and 240 Cooks Valley Road. Both are located on the east side of State Highway 101 at its intersection with State Highway 271 and Cooks Valley Road. Auxiliary parking and support facilities are found on several parcels adjacent to the event site (located at 325 US Highway 101 and 101 Cook Lane), as well as several parcels to the north located near the southern boundary of Richardson Grove State Park, on properties known as 705 US Highway 101, 750 US Highway 101, and 657 Old Highway 101. The northern auxiliary parcels are host to the One Log House and Dispensary, Richardson Grove RV park, and portions of the French’s Camp property located on the west side of the South Fork of the Eel River.

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), 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 Transportation, District 1 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), 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), State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality
Development Types
Other (Temporary Events)
Local Actions
Use Permit
Project Issues
Biological Resources, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Hydrology/Water Quality, Noise, Transportation, Wildfire
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form

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