Hansen Brothers Greenhorn Creek Mining Expansion

Project Description

Hansen Brothers Enterprises (HBE) is proposing:
  • A Rezone (Z15-004) of APNs 38-370-17, 38-380-15 and -16 and 38-430-02 from Forest-40 (FR-40) to FR-40 with the Mineral Extraction combining district (FR-40-ME)
  • A Use Permit (U15-008) to expand an existing in-stream aggregate mining operation to an additional 38 acres in and on the banks of Greenhorn Creek in the vicinity of the Red Dog Road creek crossing and for work within the 100-year floodplain
  • A Reclamation Plan (RP15-001) to reclaim and restore the site after mining activities are completed
  • A Management Plan (MGT17-0003) for work within a waterway.


In late December 2016, OMR accepted the Reclamation Plan and in January 2017, HBE resubmitted the Amended Reclamation Plan (PDF) to the County, along with amended supporting documents including the Financial Assurance Cost Estimate (PDF).

Nevada County has prepared an Initial Study (PDF) for the proposed project that was available for public review and comment from March 14, 2017 to April 12, 2017.

The Nevada County Planning Commission held a public meeting on May 11, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. to consider the proposed project. The staff report (PDF) is available for review.

The Nevada County Board of Supervisors will hold a public meeting on June 13, 2017 at 10:30am to consider the proposed project. The board memorandum (PDF) is available for review.

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