Charlotte Williams | Feb 6, 2015As you may have read
in the local papers the Calistoga Hills property and adjacent Reverie Vineyard and Winery have been purchased by CTF Development International of Hong Kong.
A few days ago, a Response to Second Review Recommendations
and a geologic report was posted on the CDF website as filed by the Registered Professional Forester who works for Calistoga Hills. Following that, the current CDF employee in charge of this Timber Harvest Plan is agreeing to schedule another Pre-Harvest Inspection, most likely due to pressure from the Bay Area Regional Water Quality Control Board. It would have been more telling to have an inspection during or soon after the unusual rains in December as the stability of those slopes is still in question, though the water courses may still be evident.
It is useful to encourage CDF and the BARWQCB to continue their diligent attention to this project. They can be contacted at:
Attn: Mr. Anthony Lukacic
Mr. Bruce Wolfe
San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board
1515 Clay Street, Suite 1400
Oakland, CA 94612
Ref: THP 1 - 13 -126 NAP
All of the documents related to this project are in CDF files here (you may have to log in as a "guest"). Note that this is a very large body of random documents - I would suggest sorting them by date descending:
The complete folder of Enchanted/Calistoga Hills documents + public comment folder
In other news, many neighborhood groups are beginning to join together to encourage our county Planning Department, Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors to better control development in the county. CGC is far from alone in its efforts.