Indexed News on:

--the California "Mega-Park" Project

Tracking measurable success on efforts across California to preserve and connect our Parks & Wildlife Corridors



WE POST NEWS THREE WAYS:
1. long detailed stories on blogspot (here!)
2. short messages on Twitter
3. automated news feeds from CA enviro websites in the right-hand column which change frequently and are not archived by our website (that's why we now have a twitter account to permanently capture the memorable feeds)

Saturday, April 6, 2019

WCB 3/2019

Our State Wildlife Board Financed Saving Several Thousand Acres for Wildlife in March

FULL AGENDA WITH MAPS:


IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA:

8 Acre Luffenholtz Beach in Trinidad in Humboldt County, transfer from State to Trinidad Coastal Land Trust

65 acre donation to state of Lower Yuba River property from Bear Yuba Land Trust

64 acres-Wheeler Ridge preserve expansions 9 and 10, in Mono County, purchase of 4 acres by the State for $150,000, and donation of 59 acres to the State from the Eastern Sierra Land Trust

32 acres-Battle Creek in Shasta County, purchase of 32 acres, price is $680,000

2607 acres-Whiskey Hill in Colusa County, purchase of conservation easement over 2607 acres by the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, grant of $759,000



IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA:

479 acres-Coachella Valley in Riverside County, (Clifton-Lamb property, west of Palm Springs) purchase of 479 acres with federal funds

58 acres near Murrieta in Western Riverside, grant of $1.07 million in federal funds to Riverside County

5 acres purchased at Denk Mountain, in San Diego County, with $74,200 in federal funds, by the Center For Natural Lands Management

162 acres-Van Dam Cornerstone in San Diego County, grant to City of Poway for purchase of 162 acres, with federal funds

1415 acres-Desert Springs near Lake Isabella in Kern County, 1415 acres by TPL, grant of $1.38 million

120 acres-Portal ridge in North LA County, purchase of 120 acres from 2 owners by the Transition Habitat Conservancy; grant of $480,000


SMMC-MRCA 1/1/2019 to 4/3/2019

The Latest LA Mountain Park Projects, Both Good And Bad
From 1/1/2019 to 4/3/2019

KEY:
PARK CREATION PROJECTS
DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS ON NATURAL LANDS

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MALIBU/SANTA MONICA MOUNTAINS:

CARLISLE CANYON: acceptance of donation of approximately 30 acres (APNs 694-0-210-120, 370 and 510), pursuant to Resolution No. 96-52, in Carlisle Canyon of the Santa Monica Mountains in unincorporated Ventura County. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 1/9/2019

LAS FLORES CANYON: acceptance of a donation of approximately 8.62 acres, APN 4448-026-072, Las Flores Canyon, unincorporated Los Angeles County. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 2/6/2019

MALIBU PIER: construction, operation, and maintenance of two beach access stairways at Malibu Pier, City of Malibu. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] MRCA 3/6/2019

WEST OF DECKER CANYON CAMP: acquire 40 acres APN 4472-019-002 in Los Alisos Canyon and Lachusa Canyon in the coastal Santa Monica Mountains, unincorporated Los Angeles County. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 3/6/2019 (map also includes APNs 4472-030 003, 005, and 007)

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CALABASAS:

77 acres east of Las Virgenes Road at Agoura Road: comment letter to the City of Calabasas on the Draft Environmental Impact Report for the 77 acre West Village at Calabasas project (formerly called “Canyon Oaks”), containing 180 multifamily units and 5800 square feet of retail with 66 acres as open space and flood control basin. [Comment Letter] [Resolution] [Attachment 1] [Attachment 2] [Attachment 3] see attachment 3 for map
SMMC 1/28/2019

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LA CITY PORTION OF SANTA MONICA MOUNTAINS:

BEVERLY GLEN: sale of up to 500 square feet of a portion of APN 4379-032-900 and retaining a conservation easement over up to 200 square feet of said portion to resolve encroachment and retaining wall issues with adjacent property owner of 14220 Mulholland Dr., APN 4379-032-006, in the City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map 1] [Map 2] MRCA 3/6/2019

WEST OF 405: Mission Canyon Park project, Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment]

BRONSON CANYON: Under 1 acre, acquisition of APNs 5580-018-022 and 023 and accepting private funds for said acquisition near Griffith Park, City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 4/3/2019

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LOS ANGELES RIVER:

planning grant to Heal the Bay for study of existing Los Angeles River riverfront parks to predict ecosystem function of future riverfront projects, City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] SMMC 3/25/2019

Pacoima Wash Greenway-El Dorado Park project, City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] [Map] MRCA 2/6/2019

contract with Tetra Tech, Inc. for the development of an Upper Los Angeles River and Tributaries Revitalization Plan. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] MRCA 3/6/2019

Los Angeles River Environmental Flows Study, project planning and design, City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] MRCA 3/6/2019

Taylor Yard G2 property owned by the City of Los Angeles and a multipurpose easement over an approximately 12.5 acre portion of APN 5442-002-823, to be acquired by the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority, located adjacent to the Los Angeles River in Glassell Park. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] [Map] [Map 2] MRCA 4/3/2019

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VENTURA COUNTY WILDLIFE CORRIDORS:

comment letter to the Ventura County Board of Supervisors on the amendments to the General Plan and Non-Coastal Zoning Ordinance to establish a Habitat Connectivity and Wildlife Corridors Overlay Zone, a Critical Wildlife Passage Areas Overlay Zone, and related regulations (PL16-0127). [Comment Letter] [Resolution] [Attachment 1] [Attachment 2] [Map 1] [Map 2] SMMC 2/25/2019

comment letter to the Ventura County Board of Supervisors on the amendments to the General Plan and Non-Coastal Zoning Ordinance to establish a Habitat Connectivity and Wildlife Corridors Overlay Zone, a Critical Wildlife Passage Areas Overlay Zone, and related regulations (PL16-0127). [Resolution] [Attachment] MRCA 3/6/2019

THOUSAND OAKS: Proposition 68 grant to the Conejo Valley Botanic Garden for a stream restoration project, City of Thousand Oaks. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] SMMC 3/25/2019

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NORTH LA COUNTY/ANTELOPE VALLEY

sponsorship of the Antelope Valley Regional Conservation Investment Strategy (av rcis) in accordance with California Fish and Game Code Section 1852(a) and requesting the California Department of Fish and Wildlife approve the av rcis. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] [Attachment 1] [Attachment 2] SMMC 2/25/2019

BOUQUET CANYON, SOUTHEAST OF HASKELL CANYON PARK: comment letter to the City of Santa Clarita on the Notice of Preparation of a Draft Environmental Impact Report for the Bouquet Canyon Residential Development and Bouquet Canyon Road Realignment project, sch No. 2018121009, Santa Clarita. [Comment Letter] [Resolution] [Map] SMMC 3/25/2019

WEST OF 14 FREEWAY, 710 HOMES AND OFFICE PARK: comment letter to the City of Santa Clarita on the Notice of Preparation of a Draft Environmental Impact Report for the Princessa Crossroads Development Project, Santa Clarita. [Comment Letter] [Resolution] [Attachment] [Map] SMMC 3/25/2019

Proposition 68 project planning and design grant to the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority for Santa Clara River projects. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] [Map 1] [Map 2] SMMC 3/25/2019

Robin’s Nest Fire Recovery and Habitat Restoration Project in Soledad Canyon, unincorporated Los Angeles County. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map 1] [Map 2] [Map 3] MRCA 1/9/2019

BETWEEN 5 FREEWAY ON CASTAIC: acceptance of donation of approximately 250 acres (APNs 3244-014-051, 052; 3247-017-025, 029, 055, 058, 060, 078, 090, 092, 093, 094 and 3247-018-034), pursuant to Resolution No. 96-52, in the Marple Canyon tributary of the Santa Clara River, Unincorporated Castaic area, Los Angeles County. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 1/9/2019

SOUTH OF 5 FREEWAY IN NEWHALL PASS: sale of an approximately 967-square-foot portion of 2826-025-905 to Southern California Edison in coordination with METRO related to the I-5 HOV and Truck Lane Project, Gavin Canyon, unincorporated Santa Clarita area. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] [Map] MRCA 1/9/2019

Ed Davis Park at Towsley Canyon Pavilion and Access improvements, unincorporated Los Angeles County. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 2/6/2019

PALMDALE: Ritter Ranch open space: agreement with AT&T for installation of tower at APN 3206-015-900. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Item X map] MRCA 2/6/2019

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EAST LA HILLS:

restoration project at Flat Top, City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] SMMC 2/25/2019

Natural Park at Ramona Gardens, City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] [Map] MRCA 2/6/2019

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BALLONA CREEK:

Sepulveda Channel Greenway project, City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 2/6/2019

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LA COUNTYWIDE:
comment letter to Los Angeles County on the proposed Significant Ecological Area Ordinance. [Comment Letter] [Resolution] [Attachment] SMMC 2/25/2019


Friday, April 5, 2019

SCC 3/2019

Malibu and San Mateo Coast Purchases Get $$ from the State Coastal Conservancy in March

FULL AGENDA: http://scc.ca.gov/2019/03/01/coastal-conservancy-public-meeting-in-riverside-march-14/

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#5: 91 acres in Carbon Canyon: http://scc.ca.gov/webmaster/ftp/pdf/sccbb/2019/1903/20190314Board05_Santa_Monica_Bay_Restoration.pdf
see page 5

purchase of 91 acres in Malibu's Carbon Canyon, by TPL, to be owned by the MRCA
seven parcels  (Assessor’s Parcel Numbers:4453-005-081 through 4453-005-087).
Total price: $2.2 million
MAP: http://maps.assessor.lacounty.gov/Geocortex/Essentials/REST/sites/PAIS/VirtualDirectory/AssessorMaps/ViewMap.html?val=4453-005

Proposed Funding Sources:
Coastal Conservancy $350,000
California Natural Resources Agency (EEM) $500,000
Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy (Prop 68) $350,000
Los Angeles County (Prop A) $1,000,000
Project Total: $2,200,000

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#9: purchase of 58 acre Tunitas Creek Beach in San Mateo County, price is $8.2 million (SCC will provide $6.2 million and POST is giving $2 million. San Mateo County Parks will get the land)
http://scc.ca.gov/webmaster/ftp/pdf/sccbb/2019/1903/20190314Board09_Tunitas_Creek_Beach.pdf

MAP: http://scc.ca.gov/webmaster/ftp/pdf/sccbb/2019/1903/20190314Board09_Tunitas_Creek_Beach_Ex1.pdf

Friday, March 1, 2019

old Eco Newsletters found on The Web.....

On Saving Land in Northern California....

I have been writing a book on saving the remaining wild lands in California. Part of this project has been finding out what every local land-conserving group has been doing.

A lot of them have websites or facebook or twitter pages. Searching through them has been a massive amount of work.

Some of these groups have published newsletters summarizing their work, and a lot of these were once posted on their websites. However, a lot of these newsletters have disappeared from their websites, likely due to the cost of hosting such a massive trove of information.

Thanks to my scanning machine and the internet archive project (archive.org), I have digitized or otherwise recovered a lot of that land preservation history. Much of what is in the following links is indexed and highlighted so you can find information about specific preservation battles quicker.


NORTHCOAST ENVIRONMENTAL CENTER'S ECONEWS, 1977 TO CURRENT:
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B9LmG-F54IfpblIySlNsUmZuTUE
https://www.yournec.org/econews/
https://archive.yournec.org/econews

MENDOCINO ENVIRONMENTAL CENTER NEWS 1988-2003
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1qFPpCoI1Gk_aJWmNsJ3lTS4UzCccV-zh

MENDOCINO COUNTRY NEWSPAPER, 1988-2011
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1tDXbAcFbQZF201xnNtnRGlnAhDTjyXP4

MIDPENINSULA REGIONAL OPEN SPACE DISTRICT (SOUTHWEST SF BAY) 2003 TO CURRENT
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1t50kM9qtWueS9pnCLGZPgUsWUjVK2Z3A?usp=sharing

TERRAIN MAGAZINE 1985-2010: ARTICLES ON SAN FRANCISCO BAY, NORTH COAST AND CENTRAL VALLEY ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES:
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/11e2-Zlkze2_gd_tH3VXd53TrVIn0GTUn

SIERRA CLUB'S REDWOOD NEEDLES NEWSLETTER 1996-2004:
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1chpzfourTObR7fxZXzVyiLTbnZUk9kWv

SAVE THE REDWOODS LEAGUE 1991-2018
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1dJPdEkdGgxJr0nUxIPM39Y04BCT474IT

TREES FOUNDATION NEWSLETTERS 1998-2007:
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/13fAZxH2vuQSZ3kQ5LmpEYAFcTIEHsZi6

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION INFORMATION CENTER, 1995-2006:
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1rMe7wcXzCmJA3lZUaz6Xdjmcfin24eh0

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

SCC 12/2018

Two Deals by CA Coastal Conservancy Between SLO and SF

Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $1,000,000 to the Trust for Public Land to acquire the 283 acre Toro Creek Ranch located between Morro Bay and Cayucos, San Luis Obispo County.

Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $1,000,000 to the Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) for acquisition of the 320-acre Gazos Creek Property located near Butano State Park in the Santa Cruz Mountains of San Mateo County for conservation purposes, which will facilitate POST’s acquisition of a conservation easement over the 607-acre Valencia Creek Property in the Santa Cruz Mountains of Santa Cruz County for purposes of conservation and preservation of working timber lands.

Full meeting agenda: http://scc.ca.gov/2018/11/21/coastal-conservancy-public-meeting-in-morro-bay-december-06/

Friday, December 7, 2018

SMMC-MRCA 11/7 to 12/10/2018

Buying The New Coastal Slope trail, Piece By Piece

from the agendas of LA's mountain park agencies in November and December of 2018


IN MALIBU AND SM MOUNTAINS:

Lechuza Beach project planning and design, City of Malibu. [Staff Report] [Resolution] MRCA 11/7/2018 [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment 1] [Attachment 2] SMMC 12/10/2018

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DECKER TO TRANCAS CANYONS TRAIL CONNECTIONS:

trail between Decker and Trancas Canyons. $325,000 for Coastal Slope Trail acquisition, permitting, and construction [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 11/7/2018

[Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] SMMC 12/10/2018


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Latigo Canyon: donation of approximately 1.44 acres, APN 4465-009-026, Malibu. [11-7-18 Item VI(f) Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 11/7/2018

Solstice Canyon: comment letter to Caltrans on the State Route 1 (Pacific Coast Highway) Drainage Restoration Project Draft Initial Study with Proposed Mitigated Negative Declaration / Environmental Assessment. [Comment Letter] [Resolution] [Attachment] [Map] SMMC 12/10/2018

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25 acres in Corral Canyon: acceptance of a floating conservation easement, APN 4453-013-063; and -064, unincorporated Malibu. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 12/5/2018

41 acres, Calabasas Peak motorway: authorizing: (a) a deposit payment on the acquisition of APNs 4436-001-035, 036 and 037; (b) the acquisition of said parcels with Proposition A funds, and (c) entering into an option agreement with an option payment to acquire APN 4436-001-034, upper Old Topanga Canyon watershed, [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 12/5/2018



North Topanga canyon: acquisition of habitat connection parcels in the north-central Topanga Canyon watershed,[Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 11/7/2018



15 acres in Northeast Topanga Canyon: acquisition of APNs 4434-007-018 and 019 in the Santa Maria Canyon watershed [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 12/5/2018

[Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] SMMC 12/10/2018

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SANTA CLARITA VALLEY:

51 acres, former RV park: habitat and site restoration of the Robins Nest property, Soledad Canyon, unincorporated Los Angeles County. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map 1] [Map 2] MRCA 11/7/2018

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LA CITY PORTION OF SM MOUNTAINS:

Temescal Gateway Park safety and restoration improvements [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] MRCA 12/5/2018 [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] SMMC 12/10/2018

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AGOURA HILLS/INLAND SIDE OF SM MOUNTAINS:

Kanan and Agoura Road, SE corner: comment letter to the City of Agoura Hills on the Notice of Preparation of a Draft Environmental Impact Report for the AVE Project, [Comment Letter] [Resolution] [Attachment] [Map] SMMC 12/10/2018

150 acres: acquisition of Phase 4 of the Triangle Ranch project (portions of APNs 2063-005-013 and 2063-006-022), Medea Creek, [Staff Report] [Resolution] MRCA 11/7/2018

Peter Strauss Ranch. restoration of Woolsey Fire damage [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] [Map] SMMC 12/10/2018
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EAST SAN FERNANDO VALLEY:

1.2 acres along Pacoima Wash, improvements to El Dorado Park, City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment 1] [Attachment 2] SMMC 12/10/2018

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

WCB 11/2018

Some New Wildlife Conservation Board Purchases 

On their agenda in November 2018 

agenda:
http://nrm.dfg.ca.gov/FileHandler.ashx?DocumentID=161694&inline

Maps:
https://photos.app.goo.gl/ySAzABjPp3TNcfmYA

Humbug Valley in Plumas County, 2325 acre conservation easement

Hallelujah Junction Wildlife Area in Sierra County, purchase of 162 acres

Morongo Basin in San Bernardino County, purchase of 320 acres

Arcata Forest in Humboldt County, purchase of 967 acres

SCC 9/2018

A Few New Coastal Conservancy Projects:

AGENDA:
http://scc.ca.gov/2018/08/24/coastal-conservancy-public-meeting-in-eureka-september-06-2018/

disburse up to $673,350 to the Humboldt Bay Harbor, Recreation and Conservation District to acquire 366 acres of coastal dune and wetland habitat on the north spit of Humboldt Bay, Humboldt County

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disburse up to $9,750,000 to The Wildlands Conservancy for acquisition of approximately 1,390 acres along the Santa Margarita River, San Diego County, from the Fallbrook Public Utility District for conservation and recreation purposes.

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disburse up to $1,100,000 to TreePeople to prepare final designs and permits for, and to construct, a green infrastructure project in the City of San Fernando, County of Los Angeles, CA.

Monday, October 15, 2018

SMMC-MRCA 9/5/2018 to 10/22/2018

300 Acre purchase for Connection of The Calabasas Peak and Topanga Summit Parks is in the works
and other land deals by LA Mountain parks agencies


NOTE: Legend for Shading:
PARK PURCHASES
DEVELOPMENTS TO WATCH



CALABASAS/TOPANGA:

purchase of 300 acres, Calabasas Peak area: grant application to the Los Angeles County Regional Park and Open Space District for Proposition A funding for the Calabasas View Acquisition project. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] [Map] MRCA 10/3/2018

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MALIBU:

donation of 22 acres in Cold Creek, north of saddle Peak: authorizing acceptance of fee title of APNs 4456-037-010 and 4456-037-037, totaling approximately 22 acres, pursuant to Consent Cease and Desist Order No. CCC-18-CD-03 and Consent Restoration Order No. CCC-18-RO-02, in the Malibu Creek watershed at 25575 Piuma Road, unincorporated Los Angeles County. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] [Map] MRCA 10/3/2018

donation of 20.25 acres west of Santa Maria Road in upper Topanga Canyon watershed, unincorporated Los Angeles County; APN 4434-005-025,. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 9/5/2018

water well establishment services for the Cameron Nature Preserve at Puerco Canyon. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] MRCA 9/5/2018

Open space and scenic easements associated with Coastal Development Permit Nos. 4-95-173 (MHAB Trust), 5-89-878 (Cariker and Kinzer), 4-98-281(Cariker), 5-90-1136 (Ricciardone), 4-97-138 Topanga (Ricciardone) and 4-92-121 Escondido Canyon (Sahafi/Nikkho), incorporated and unincorporated Malibu. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 10/3/2018

donation of 1/3rd of an acre in Latigo Canyon; APNs 4461-010-014 and 028 unincorporated Malibu area. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 10/3/2018

access to 3 acres on Encinal Beach: entering agreement with Malibu Encinal Homeowners Association for improvements to and usage of MRCA owned properties at Lechuza Beach, Malibu. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] [Map] MRCA 10/3/2018

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LA CITY PORTION OF SM MOUNTAINS:

Beverly Glen: authorizing the sale of up to 500 square feet of a portion of APN 4379-032-900 and retaining a conservation easement over up to 200 square feet of said portion to resolve encroachment and retaining wall issues with adjacent property owner of 14220 Mulholland Drive, APN 4379-032-006, in the City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] [Map] MRCA 9/5/2018

Nichols Canyon area: authorizing the sale of an easement over an approximately 0.1-acre portion of APN 5570-021-905 to address an encroachment from 7721 Firenze Avenue, Briar Summit Open Space Preserve, City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 9/5/2018

authorizing granting a conservation easement to Citizens for Los Angeles Wildlife over APN 2386-030-900 in Dixie Canyon, City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 10/3/2018

east side of Laurel Canyon: acceptance of transfer of 0.1 acres, APN 5567-018-017 from the Laurel Canyon Land Trust, City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 10/3/2018

½ acre west of Fossil Ridge Park in Sherman Oaks: acceptance of the offers to dedicate scenic easements and/or open space easements associated with amending Resolution No. 18-128 regarding APNs 2274-025-033 and 034 [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] [Map] MRCA 10/3/2018

3/4ths of acre owned by SMMC in Hollywood: Cooperative Agreement with the City of Los Angeles for the operations and maintenance of Franklin/Ivar Park, Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] SMMC 9/24/2018

Brentwood, 500 acres owned by LA County Sanitation Dept: comment letter to Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority on the Draft Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration for the proposed Mission Canyon Park Project, Los Angeles.

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VENTURA COUNTY PORTION OF SM MOUNTAINS:

purchase of 30 acres in the Carlisle Canyon watershed, unincorporated Ventura County: application to the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy for a Proposition 68 grant to acquire three parcels (APNs 694-0-210-120, 694-0-210-370, and 694-0-210-510) t [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 9/5/2018

on 10 acres near Cal State University Channel Islands owned by Ventura County: grant to Turning Point Foundation for Growing Works native plant nursery project, unincorporated Ventura County. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment 1] [Attachment 2] https://turningpointfoundation.org/growing-works/ SMMC 9/24/2018

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SANTA SUSANA MOUNTAINS:

donation of 56 acres of land on north and south side of Santa Susana Mts; APNs 2826-018-047, 063, 2826-030-008, 2826-031-001, 2826-032-002 and 2826-033-010 in the Oat Mountain Motorway area [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 9/5/2018

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SANTA CLARITA VALLEY:

purchase of 231 acres in Lyons Canyon (north of Towsley Canyon park) from D.R. Horton: authorizing: (a) entering into an option agreement to acquire APNs 2826-022-026, 027, 035, 2826-023-014 and 2826-041-039; (b) authorizing application to the SMMC, City of Santa Clarita, LA County and CA WCB for purchase funds [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] [Map 1] [Map 2] MRCA 9/5/2018; [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] SMMC 9/24/2018

Newhall Pass south of 5 Freeway: authorizing sale of an approximately 770-square-foot portion of 2826-025-905 and a 5,600-square-foot temporary construction easement to the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority for I-5 HOV and Truck Lane Project, Gavin Canyon, unincorporated Santa Clarita area. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 10/3/2018

Santa Clara River Watershed Proposition 68 Project Planning and Development Grants. [10-3-18 Item XIII Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map 1] [Map 2] MRCA 10/3/2018

comment letter to Los Angeles County on the 1330 acre, 3150 home North Lake project in Grasshopper Canyon between Castaic Lake and the 5 freeway, sch No. 2015031080, Vesting Tentative Tract Map No. 073336, unincorporated Castaic area. [Comment Letter] [Resolution] [Attachment 1] [Attachment 2] [Attachment 3] [Attachment 4] [Attachment 5] [Attachment 6] [Attachment 7] [Attachment 8] [Attachment 9] [Map 1] [Map 2] [Map 3] SMMC 9/24/2018

comment letter to Los Angeles County on the 1500 acre, 405 home Tapia Ranch project northeast of Pitchess Jail; Notice of Preparation, Tentative Tract No. 072126, unincorporated Castaic area. [Comment Letter] [Resolution] [Attachment 1] [Attachment 2] [Attachment 3] [Map] SMMC 9/24/2018

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EAST SAN FERNANDO VALLEY:

authorizing the sale of a slope easement, or fee simple area, of less than 10,000-square feet over APN 5659-025-901 in the San Rafael Hills, in conjunction with 3443 E. Chevy Chase Drive, or the exchange of said interest in APN 5659-025-901 for fee title or conservation easement areas over other parcels in the San Rafael Hills, Glendale. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 9/5/2018

donation of approximately 7.12 acres (APNs 2552-010-020 and 2552-006-014) in Big Tujunga Canyon, City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 10/3/2018

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EAST LA HILLS:

purchase of land for Elephant Hill Open Space project, City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] MRCA 10/3/2018

donation of fee simple or a conservation easement over approx. ½ of 5.7 acre APN 5464-011-021 in Elyria Canyon, City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 10/3/2018

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

SMMC-MRCA 6/6/2018 to 8/8/2018

Some More L.A. Mountains Parkland Deals Taken from the agendas for LA Mountain preservation agencies from June 6th to August 8th, 2018

Legend for Shading:
PARKS
THREATS TO PARKS


BALLONA WETLANDS:

plans and specifications for the Ballona Creek Regional Gateway project, unincorporated Los Angeles County. [Staff Report] [Attachment] MRCA 6/6/2018

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MALIBU:

Near Leo Carrillo State Beach: trail easement associated with Coastal Development Permit No. 05-143 (Bugbee), incorporated and unincorporated Malibu. [ [Staff Report] [Map] MRCA 6/6/2018

Along Coastal Slope Trail: acquisition of APN 4453-027-008 (approximately 2.9 acres) in Carbon Canyon, unincorporated Los Angeles County. [Staff Report] [Map] MRCA 8/8/2018

Big Rock beach: transfer to SMMC from State Parks of an 0.28-acre beachfront property at 20516 Pacific Coast Highway and an 0.15-acre beachfront property at 19812 Pacific Coast Highway, City of Malibu. [Staff Report] [Map 1] [Map 2] SMMC 7/23/2018

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LA CITY PORTION OF SM MOUNTAINS:

Mandeville Canyon: acquisition of an approximate 1.5-acre parcel (APN 4490-019-002) [Staff Report] [Map] MRCA 8/8/2018

Sherman Oaks: acquisition of APNs 2274-025-033 and 034 (approximately 0.53 acres) . [Staff Report] [Map] MRCA 8/8/2018

Bulwer Drive in Laurel Canyon, acquire five contiguous parcels (APNs 5565-029-011, -012, -013, -014, and -015) comprising approximately 0.64 acres [Staff Report] [Map] MRCA 8/8/2018

Santa Inez canyon: comment letter to the California Coastal Commission on Case No. A-5-PPL-18-0035, 1525 Palisades Drive, Pacific Palisades. [Staff Report] [Attachment 1] [Attachment 2] SMMC 7/23/2018

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ALTADENA:

improvements to the La Viña open space dedication and public trails adjacent to Millard Canyon, [Map] MRCA 6/6/2018[Staff Report] [Map ] SMMC 7/23/2018

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SEPULVEDA BASIN:

Sepulveda Basin River Recreation Zone project [Staff Report][Attachment] MRCA 6/6/2018 [Staff Report] [Attachment ] [Map ] SMMC 6/18/2018

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AGOURA AND CALABASAS:

acquire the 320 acre Triangle Ranch property, south of 101 freeway at Kanan Road:
[Staff Report] [Map] MRCA 6/6/2018; [Staff Report][Map 1] [Map 2] MRCA 7/11/2018;
[Staff Report][Attachment ] SMMC 7/23/2018; [Staff Report] [Attachment ] [Map ] SMMC 6/18/2018
--(Phase 4 purchase is for 150 acres)

Cooperative Agreement with Caltrans for the Liberty Canyon/Route 101 wildlife crossing. [Staff Report] [Attachment 1] [Attachment 2] MRCA 8/8/2018

comment letter to the City of Calabasas on proposed house at 24101 Dry Canyon Cold Creek Road, Cold Creek watershed, at Mulholland Highway [Comment Letter] [Map ] SMMC 7/23/2018

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EAST LA HILLS AND LA RIVER:

Montecito Heights: donation of an approximately 0.131-acre property, APN 5207-024-010, City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Map] MRCA 7/11/2018

El Sereno: donation of approximately 2.44 acres, APNs 5307-004-016; 5307-007-008; 5307-007-012, City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Map] MRCA 8/8/2018

Elysian Valley: grant of $578,000 in Proposition 1 funds to River LA for Rio Vistas project for three street end park entrances along the Los Angeles River in City of Los Angeles (at Clearwater Street, Coolidge Street and Newell Street). Total cost is $1.75 million; project will filter urban runoff from 5 acres [Staff Report] [Attachment 1] [Attachment 2] SMMC 7/23/2018
[Staff Report] [Attachment ] SMMC 6/18/2018

at 3 existing Elysian Valley mini-parks owned by the MRCA: Steelhead Park (Oros Street at LA River), Elysian Valley Gateway (Knox Avenue at LA River), and Rattlesnake Park (Fletcher Drive at LA River): grant of $471,000 to the National Audubon Society/Audubon Center at Debs Park for a Los Angeles River Pocket Park Habitat Enhancement and Anti-Displacement Project in City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Attachment 1] [Attachment 2] [Attachment 3] [Attachment 4] [Attachment 5] [Attachment 6] [Attachment 7] SMMC 6/18/2018

Confluence Park Phase II Pre-Improvement Planning, City of Los Angeles [Staff Report] [Attachment SMMC 6/18/2018

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EAST SAN FERNANDO VALLEY:

Lopez and Pacoima Canyons: acquisition of APNs 2581-013-005 and 2581-012-006 (approximately 7.7 acres) [Staff Report] [Map] MRCA 8/8/2018

52 acre former Verdugo Hills Golf Course property: authorizing (a) entering into an agreement with Snowball West Investments LP to acquire all or portions of APNs 2572-025-006 (0.1 acre), 2572-021-020 (30 acres) and 2572-021-016 (12 acres); (b) authorizing the acceptance of an open space dedication. [Staff Report] [Attachment 1] [Attachment 2] [Map] MRCA 8/8/2018

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VENTURA COUNTY:

adopting Tierra Rejada Valley Habitat Linkage Hub Planning Map. [Map 1] [Map 2] SMMC 7/23/2018

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SANTA CLARITA VALLEY:

Presentation by developer of Tesoro Del Valle Project for proposed 820 home project on 1274 acres in unincorporated Santa Clarita Valley, (Wayside and San Francisquito Canyons). [Staff Report] [Attachment 1] [Attachment 2] [Attachment 3] [Attachment 4] SMMC 7/23/2018

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