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Sierra Club v. Cal. Dep't of Forestry & Fire Prot., A113774

Denial of petition for writ of mandate challenging defendant-agency's decision to issue a Timber Conversion Permit for a site of timberland owned by respondents for conversion to a vineyard is reversed as there was substantial evidence to support a fair argument that the timberland conversion project may have a significant effect on the environment, thus requiring the preparation of an EIR.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 03/29/2007
  • Published 04/30/2007




  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellant:
  • John Hawks Farrow,Mark R. Wolfe, M. R. Wolfe & Assoc., San Francisco, CA, for Plaintiffs and Appellants., George Torgun, Deborah Reames, Earthjustice, San Francisco, CA, for Appellants and Plaintiffs Sierra Club and Friends of the Gualala River.

  • For Appellees:
  • Bill Lockyer, Edmund G. Brown, Jr., Attys. Gen., Mary Hackenbracht, Tifany Yee, Deputy Attys. Gen., Office of the Atty. Gen., for Respondent California Dept. of Forestry and Fire Protection., Karin P. Beam, Spaulding, McCullough & Tansil, Santa Rosa, CA, for Real Parties in Interest and Respondents Phil Campbell et al.
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