Higher Ground Farms, UP 20-40, Commercial Cannabis Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Lake County
Document Title
Higher Ground Farms, UP 20-40, Commercial Cannabis Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Residential, agricultural
Document Description
Mitigated negative declaration for a commercial cannabis use permit project. Medium Mixed Light Cultivation License for a total canopy area of 22,000 sq. ft. inside eight 30’ x 96’ greenhouses within a total cultivation area of 47,040 sq. ft. (1.07 acres). The applicant is also applying for an A-Type 6 Processing License, and an A-Type 13 Self-Distribution License to allow transportation of cannabis to and from the site. Processing to occur in an existing 48’ x 100’ two-story building. The applicant is proposing two greenhouses, each being 30’ x 96’ for immature plants. The applicant is proposing to have two 5,000 gallon water tanks on site for irrigation. Water will be provided from an existing permitted on-site groundwater well. The applicant indicates that there will be four full-time employees, and up to 16 seasonal employees during peak harvest season.

Contact Information

Eric Porter
Agency Name
Lake County Planning Department
Job Title
Associate Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Northern California
Cross Streets
3545 Finley East Road, Kelseyville
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
Kelsey 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 Fish and Wildlife, Cannabis Program (CDFW), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 (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 Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Central Valley Flood Protection Board, Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights, State Water Resources Control Board, Divison of Financial Assistance
Development Types
Commercial (Commercial cannabis cultivation)(Sq. Ft. 22000, Acres 23, Employees 16)
Local Actions
Use Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Noise, Tribal Cultural Resources
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form

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