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Tuesday, February 4, 2020

SMMC-MRCA 11/2019 to 2/5/2020

Busy Buying At LA Mountains

SANTA CLARITA, SANTA SUSANA MOUNTAINS, ANTELOPE VALLEY:

comment letter to Los Angeles County regarding the 37 single family residential lot Canyon View Estates Project, Pico Canyon, Santa Clarita Valley. [Comment Letter] [Attachment] [Map] SMMC 1/27/2020

donation of approximately 2.5 acres, APN 3236-003-003, Fairmont Butte area of Antelope Valley, unincorporated Los Angeles County [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 11/6/2019

Hidden Creeks Estates acquisition project, Santa Susana Mountains, unincorporated County of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map 1] [Map 2] MRCA 11/6/2019

donation of approximately 75 contiguous acres, APNs 055-0-140-071 (72.61 acres, Ventura County) and 3272-019-015 (2.14 acres, Los Angeles County), San Martinez Grande Canyon area of unincorporated Los Angeles and Ventura Counties. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map 1] [Map 2] MRCA 11/6/2019

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LA RIVER:

grant of Proposition 1 funds to The River Project for project planning and design for a Feasibility Study for the Restoration of the Los Angeles River in Sepulveda Basin Project, City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] [Map] SMMC 1/27/2020

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TOPANGA

½ acre donation:
donation of approximately 0.5 contiguous acres, APNs 2072-031-009 and 2072-031-010, Old Topanga Canyon area of unincorporated Los Angeles County. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map]
MRCA 1/8/2020

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LA CITY PORTION OF SM MOUNTAINS:

acceptance of conservation easement, approximately 0.6 acres, over portions of APN 4382-002-008 (3000 Benedict Canyon Drive) in Benedict Canyon, City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 1/8/2020

acceptance of donated conservation easements on APNs 4380-003-009 and 010 in Beverly Glen Canyon, City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] MRCA 2/5/2020

acceptance of a revocable open space easement, or similar instrument, from the City of Los Angeles over all or parts of APNs 4416-007-902, 903, 904, 905 in the Paseo Miramar area, Pacific Palisades. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment 1] [Attachment 2] [Map] MRCA 12/4/2019

acceptance of conservation easement, approximately 0.10 acres, over portions of APN 2386-001-001 (13441 Mulholland Drive) in the Mulholland Drive Scenic Corridor, Dixie Canyon, City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 11/6/2019

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VENTURA COUNTY:

(a) authorizing amending the allowed uses in an approximately 5,791-square-foot portion of a conservation easement in exchange for greater than 40,000-square-feet of new conservation easement area on APN 521-0-031-140, and (b) accepting payment for expenses, University Village, City of Thousand Oaks. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 1/8/2020

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ALTADENA:

grant to Outward Bound Adventures for construction of Sunset Ridge Connector Trail, Unincorporated Los Angeles County. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] [Map] MRCA 2/5/2020

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CHINO HILLS:

1) entering into a Subgrant Agreement with the California Wildlife Conservation Board for the acquisition of fee interest number SG-1907SS, and 2) entering into a Grant Agreement with the California Wildlife Conservation Board for the acquisition of fee interest number WC-1969SS; approximately 320 acres (APNs 1033-151-27 and 1033-171-14) adjacent to Chino Hills State Park, City of Chino Hills. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] [Map] MRCA 2/5/2020 special; Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment 1] [Attachment 2] [Map] MRCA 12/4/2019



WCB 2/2020

9000 Acres To Be Saved This Month by CA Wildlife Board

WILDLIFE CONSERVATION BOARD: February 26, 2020
10:00 a.m. Natural Resources Building, First Floor Auditorium 
1416 9th  Street Sacramento, CA 95814

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA:

HUMBOLDT: CAL FIRE Humboldt County Community Forest McKay Tract $0
Expansion 1
To consider the acceptance of a conservation easement over 197± acres by CAL FIRE near Eureka in Humboldt County. WCB 2/2020

HUMBOLDT: CAL FIRE Ryan Creek Conservation Easement $0, Humboldt County
conservation easement over 5,967± acres by CAL FIRE near Eureka in Humboldt County. WCB 2/2020




BUTTE COUNTY: North Table Mountain, Expansion 3 (Donation) $0
donation of 24± acres near Chico in Butte County. WCB 2/2020

SIERRA COUNTY:
Sierra Valley Conservation Area, Expansion 5, $360,500
Sierra County
grant to the Feather River Land Trust for a cooperative project with the Natural Resources Conservation Service to acquire a conservation easement over 632± acres near Loyalton in Sierra County. WCB 2/2020

Daugherty Hill Wildlife Area, Expansion 16, $75,000
Yuba County
acquisition in fee of 22± acres of land by CDFW near Browns Valley in Yuba County . WCB 2/2020

PLACER COUNTY:
Laursen Outback Preserve, Expansion 1, $683,000
Placer County
grant to Placer Land Trust to acquire in fee 185± acres near Auburn in Placer County. WCB 2/2020

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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA:

RIVERSIDE: Western Riverside MSHCP (2017) - Anderson/19 acres $119,000, Rahmati (Parcel 1: 20 acres) $66,500, Rahmati (Parcel 2: 24 acres) $70,000
Riverside County
grant to the Western Riverside County Regional Conservation Authority (WRCRCA) and the acceptance of a USFWS Habitat Conservation Plan Land Acquisition Grant to acquire 63± acres in the unincorporated Tenaja area of Riverside County. WCB 2/2020

SAN DIEGO: Luchia $779,156
San Diego County
grant to the Center for Natural Lands Management (CNLM) and the acceptance of a USFWS Habitat Conservation Plan Land Acquisition Grant to acquire in fee 39± acres near Carlsbad in San Diego County. WCB 2/2020

CHINO HILLS: (Eastbridge) $1,024,000
San Bernardino County
grant to the Mountains Recreation Conservation Authority (MRCA) and the acceptance of a USFWS Habitat Conservation Plan Land Acquisition Grant to acquire in fee 320± acres near Chino Hills in San Bernardino County. WCB 2/2020

SAN DIEGO: Montecito Ranch $6,331,310
San Diego County
subgrant federal funds to the Endangered Habitats Conservancy (EHC), and to consider a WCB grant to the EHC for a cooperative project with the United States of America, acting by and through the Department of Navy to acquire in fee 955± acres in the community of Ramona in San Diego County. WCB 2/2020

Sycuan Peak Ecological Reserve, Expansion 9 (Sloan Oram) $1,746,000
San Diego County
To consider the acquisition in fee of 163± acres in the community of Dehesa, in San Diego County. WCB 2/2020

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CENTRAL CALIFORNIA:

SAN LUIS OBISPO: Toro Creek $1,750,000
San Luis Obispo County
To consider the allocation for a grant to the San Luis Obispo County Department of Parks and Recreation for a cooperative project with the State Coastal Conservancy to acquire 258± acres located between Morro Bay and Cayucos in San Luis Obispo. WCB 2/2020

KERN COUNTY: Hanning Flat $2,316,297
Kern County
To consider the allocation for a grant to the Trust for Public Land for a cooperative project with the California Natural Resources Agency’s Environmental Enhancement and Mitigation Program, National Audubon Society, Sierra Nevada Conservancy, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, and Kern River Valley Heritage Foundation to acquire 3,804± acres near Weldon in Kern County. WCB 2/2020

SCC 12/2019 & 2/2020

Trail Sale, for Major Link in Santa Monica Mountains, funds by the Coastal Conservancy

MALIBU, AT CROSSING AT KANAN-DUME ROAD: disburse up to $1,000,000 to the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority to acquire the 23.71-acre Ramirez Canyon, Lauber Smith property for habitat conservation, open space, and COASTAL SLOPE TRAIL public access and recreation in the Santa Monica Mountains, Los Angeles County. SCC 12/19/2019
PRICE: Coastal Conservancy $1,000,000; Wildlife Conservation Board (proposed) $615,000; Los Angeles County $1,613,000. Project Total $3,228,000



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SANTA CRUZ: Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $2,500,000 to Save the Redwoods League to acquire the 554-acre Cascade Creek (Holmes) Property in northern Santa Cruz County. SCC 12/19/2019


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SAN MATEO: Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $301,000 to the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District to prepare preliminary planning documents for a seven-mile extension of the Purisima-to-the-Sea Trail on the San Mateo County coast. SCC 12/19/2019



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LONG BEACH: disburse up to $500,000 to the City of Long Beach to construct a water treatment facility and two acres of surrounding green space that will include a one-acre wetland and trails that connect two parks and provide an inland connection to the California Coastal Trail, in the Willmore neighborhood of Long Beach, SCC 2/6/2020


Monday, October 21, 2019

SMMC-MRCA 10/2019

Developer Threats, and New Parks 
in LA's Mountains

DEVELOPMENT THREAT IN HOLLYWOOD HILLS: comment letter to the City of Los Angeles regarding the proposed project and tree removals at 11472 Laurelcrest Drive (City Council File No. 19-1134) in Laurel Canyon, City of Los Angeles. SMMC 10/28/2019

100-ACRE L.A. RIVER PARK: develop a Los Angeles River Park Partnership that unifies efforts throughout the 100 acres of public open space at Taylor Yard, City of Los Angeles. [10-2-19 Item VI(d) Staff Report] [10-2-19 Item VI(d) Res #19-149] [10-2-19 Item VI(d) Attachment] ]MRCA 10/2/2019

EAST OF PALMDALE: donation of approximately 4.62 acres, APN 3370-017-014, Antelope Valley, unincorporated Los Angeles County. [10-2-19 Item VIII Staff Report] [10-2-19 Item VIII Res #19-155] [Item VIII Map] ]MRCA 10/2/2019

45 ACRE DONATION, NORTH SIDE OF SANTA SUSANA MOUNTAINS:acceptance of the fee simple donation of APNs 2826-020-025, 026 and 029 in Whickham Canyon comprising approximately 45 acres and entering into an agreement with Preservation Strategies, Inc. and Lennar Homes for the sale of in lieu fee habitat credits on Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority-owned property, unincorporated Los Angeles County. (This item may be heard in closed session pursuant to the Government Code § 54956.8. Negotiators: Joseph T. Edmiston and Robert Devogelaere. Under consideration: price and terms.) [10-2-19 Item X Staff Report] [10-2-19 Item X Res #19-157] [10-2-19 Item X Map] [10-2-19 Item X Attachment] ]MRCA 10/2/2019

261 ACRE PURCHASE, SOUTH SIDE OF SANTA SUSANA MOUNTAINS: authorizing 1) entering into a Project Agreement with the Los Angeles County Regional Park and Open Space District, 2) entering into a grant agreement with the Wildlife Conservation Board, 3) use of mitigation funds and acceptance of private funds for said acquisition and option payment, 4) acquisition of APNs 2821-008-031 and 035 approximately 261 acres, and 5) entering into an option agreement as necessary, Mormon and Browns Canyon, unincorporated Los Angeles County. [10-2-19 Item XI Staff Report] [10-2-19 Item XI Res #19-158] [10-2-19 Item XI map] [10-2-19 Item XI Attachment]MRCA 10/2/2019

WCB 11/2019

CA Wildlife Board to Save Key Ventura Ranch  Between "Urb's" and Ojai

FULL PRELIM AGENDA: http://nrm.dfg.ca.gov/FileHandler.ashx?DocumentID=174785&inline

PROPERTIES TO BE SAVED:
Siskiyou, China Hill expansion 4, $65,000: 21 acres
Lake County, Big Valley Wetlands expansion 1, $675,000: 201 acres
Napa, Cedar Roughts expansion 1, $365,000: 87 acres
San Diego, McGinty Mounty expansion 3, $775,000: 87 acres
Nevada County, Red Mountain, $1.4 million: 633 acres
Santa Barbara, Campbell Ranch, $1.95 million: 138 acres of development rights
Ventura Hillsides, Walker-Hearne Ranch, $3 million: 2118 acres
Los Angeles/Hidden Creeks, $4.9 million: 261 acres

HIDDEN CREEKS LOCATION MAP, IN PURPLE OUTLINE:

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MORE ON THE 2118-ACRE VENTURA HILLSIDES PURCHASE (also known as Harmon Canyon):

http://www.conservationalliance.com/grants/walker-hearne-ranch-acquisition-project/

https://vcreporter.com/2015/03/conservancy-awarded-1-million-for-hillside-purchase/

https://www.venturalandtrust.org/current_projects

http://bondaccountability.resources.ca.gov/(X(1)S(ravfqb45zt3k0g2oe5mazemx))/Project.aspx?ProjectPK=24274&PropositionPK=48


https://www.loopnet.com/Listing/15470854/7511-Foothill-Road-Ventura-CA/
Description: Peaceful valleys and Hillsides offering scenic vistas to the Pacific Ocean and Channel Islands. Contiguous with City of Ventura boundary. County of Ventura AE zoning allowing potential for 40 acre parcels (EDITO'S NOTE: AROUND 53 HOMES). Numerous Oak trees on site. Quiet country living just a few minutes from central Ventura.

SCC 10/2019

Coastal Board to fund purchase of Santa Barbara creek park connector

FULL MEETING AGENDA:
https://scc.ca.gov/2019/10/04/coastal-conservancy-public-meeting-in-arcata-october-17/

The grant is for $300,000 to the City of Santa Barbara to acquire the 5.3-acre Palermo parcel in lower Arroyo Burro watershed, Santa Barbara County, California.

FROM THE STAFF REPORT: the approximately 5.3-acre Arroyo Burro Palermo Property is a degraded but highly scenic and natural resource-rich property located within the lower Arroyo Burro watershed. Once acquired, the City will own and manage the property. The property is one of the last undeveloped properties abutting a creek within the Santa Barbara city limits. In addition, the site, which is zoned for residential development, is one of the last remaining developable open spaces in the Las Positas Valley. Acquisition will permanently protect riparian, wetland, and upland habitat associated with Arroyo Burro Creek, which runs through the property,and it will eliminate the threat of future residential development in this important portion of the floodplain. The project is part of a larger ongoing effort by the City and County of Santa Barbara to protect the Las Positas Valley and the Arroyo Burro Creek watershed. This local effort has resulted in the protection of 338-acres of open space land for habitat and passive recreation located northwest and southeast of the Palermo property


Monday, September 23, 2019

WCB 8/2019

State Buys 7300 acres of Development Rights and 1300 acres in full
(Wildlife Conservation Board meeting   August 28, 2019)

for more details and maps:

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IN THE SIERRA NEVADA FOOTHILLS:
Hornitos Ranch Conservation Easement, Mariposa County, $98,944
grant to Sierra Foothill Conservancy for a cooperative project with CDFW, the California Department of Conservation, and the California Wildlife Foundation to acquire a conservation easement over 7,100± acres located near Hornitos, in Mariposa County

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Ash Creek Wildlife Area Land Exchange, Lassen County $0
exchange of 139± acres owned by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) for 100± acres owned by Peter and Lynn Gerig to serve as a consolidation and floodplain restoration of CDFW’s Ash Creek Wildlife Area, located near Bieber in Lassen County.

Arrowhead Ridge,CAL FIRE Conservation Easement,San Bernardino County, $0
acceptance of a conservation easement by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection on 78± acres located near Lake Arrowhead in San Bernardino County

Hearthstone Quitclaim, Ventura County $0
To consider the sale of a 1.6± access easement by CDFW to an adjacent landowner for the purpose of enhancing management of CDFW lands near Filmore in Ventura County.

Mendenhall Ranch Conservation Easement, San Diego County, $61,250
grant to the California Rangeland Trust for a cooperative project with the U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Natural Resources Conservation Service to acquire a conservation easement over 118± acres of land for the protection of a working landscape located in an area known as Mendenhall Valley in north San Diego County.

Franklin Ridge, Expansion 2, Contra Costa County, $2,000,000
grant to the John Muir Land Trust for a cooperative project with the East Bay Regional Park District to acquire in fee 281± acres and assist in the expansion of the Bay Area Ridge Trail Corridor located near the City of Martinez, in Contra Costa County.

Mormon Meadows, Mono County $1,320,000
To consider the allocation for a grant to the Wilderness Land Trust to acquire in fee 960± acres located near Bridgeport in Mono County.

Colton Sand Dunes, San Bernardino County $1,934,000
To consider the allocation for a grant to Rivers & Lands Conservancy (RLC) and the acceptance of two USFWS Habitat Conservation Plan Land Acquisition grants and the approval to sub-grant these federal funds to RLC to acquire in fee 34± acres located in the City of Colton in San Bernardino County.

Liberty Canyon Wildlife Underpass (enhancement) Project, Los Angeles County $390,000
To consider the allocation for a grant to the Resource Conservation District of the Santa Monica Mountains for a cooperative project with Caltrans, the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy,and the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority to improve the ability of wildlife to cross U.S. Highway 101 by restoring and enhancing an existing wildlife undercrossing that was damaged in the 2019 Woolsey Fire, located approximately nine miles east of Thousand Oaks in Los Angeles County. (NOTE THIS IS DIFFERENT THAN THE PROPOSED WILDLIFE BRIDGE BETWEEN LIBERTY AND PALO COMADO CANYONS)

Mission Center, San Diego County, $1,600,000
To consider the allocation for a grant to the Endangered Habitats Conservancy to acquire in fee 42± acres located near the City of San Diegoin San Diego County.


SCC 8/2019

Land Purchases at the Coastal Conservancy Public Meeting in Sausalito – August 22

FULL AGENDA:

$200,000 to the Sonoma Land Trust to acquire the 54-acre Cooper Creek Addition in Sonoma County.(PROPERTY IS IN RED ON THE MAP)


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SANTA ANA RIVER-RIVERSIDE GATEWAY PARK: $2,025,000 to the City of Riverside for (1) the acquisition of 4 acres at 5200 Tequesquite Avenue in the City of Riverside in Riverside County, and (2) the preparation of designs, engineering, and environmental documentation for 9 projects along 4.7 miles of the Santa Ana River Parkway, from Fairmount Park to Martha McLean Anza Narrows Park, in the City of Riverside in Riverside County. 


SMMC-MRCA 6/24 to 9/23/2019

LA Mountain Parks News: A few new parks, a few new development threats

MALIBU AND SANTA MONICA MOUNTAINS:

OLD TOPANGA, 46 acres-authorizing: (a) the acquisition of APNs 4438-017-008, 011, 012 and 4438-036-001 (approximately 46 acres), Old Topanga Canyon area, [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 7/3/2019



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4.5 acres private land inside of Runyan Canyon park-comment letter to the City of Los Angeles on the Draft Environmental Impact Report for the proposed 3003 Runyon Canyon Project (env-2016-4180-eir), [Attachment] [Map 1] [Map 2] [Comment Letter] SMMC 9/23/2019

CALABASAS-exchange of an approximately 300-foot-long above ground waterline easement over APN 4455-012-901 to exclusively benefit APN 4455-014-002 with one habitatable structure and landscaping at 2831 Stokes Canyon Road in exchange for an access easement and a conservation easement over a minimum 20 acre portion of APN 4455-014-002, Stokes Canyon, unincorporated Los Angeles County. [8-7-19 Item X Staff Report] [8-7-19 Item X Res # 19-128] [Item X map1] [Item X map2] MRCA 8/7/2019

HOLLYWOOD HILLS: authorizing the fee simple sale of a less than 0.1-acre portion of APN 5570-021-905 and fee simple acceptance of an equal or greater area of APN 5570-024-063 to address an encroachment from 7721 Firenze Avenue, Briar Summit Open Space Preserve, City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] [Map] [Map 2] MRCA 7/3/2019

VERDUGO MOUNTAINS: visitor facilities on dedicated and acquired open space within the former Verdugo Hills golf course, La Tuna Canyon, City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] [Map 1] [Map 2] [Map 3] SMMC 8/26/2019 [8-7-19 Item VI(f) Staff Report] [8-7-19 Item VI(f) Res # 19-124] [VI(f) attachment] MRCA 8/7/2019

MALIBU/TRANCAS: acceptance of the offer to dedicate trail easement associated with Coastal Development Permit No. 05-160 (McKeen), incorporated and unincorporated Malibu. [8-7-19 Item VI(b) Staff Report] [8-7-19 Item VI(b) Res # 19-120] [Item VIb map] MRCA 8/7/2019

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SANTA SUSANA MOUNTAINS & SANTA CLARITA VALLEY:

CHATSWORTH: acceptance of donation of APN 2819-004-027, approximately 0.1 acres, Browns Canyon, City of Los Angeles. [8-7-19 Item VI(c) Staff Report] [8-7-19 Item VI(c) Res # 19-121] [Item VIc map] MRCA 8/7/2019

CASTAIC: comment letter to the County of Los Angeles on the Notice of Preparation of a Draft Environmental Impact Report for the 114 acre, 222 homes Sterling Ranch Estates Residential Project, unincorporated Val Verde, County of Los Angeles. [Comment Letter] [Resolution] [Maps] SMMC 8/26/2019

MOORPARK: comment letter to the City of Moorpark on the Notice of Preparation for an Environmental Impact Report for the 270 acre, 755 home Hitch Ranch Specific Plan, Santa Susana Mountains. [Comment Letter] [Resolution] [Attachment] [Map 1] [Map 2] SMMC 8/26/2019


Monday, June 17, 2019

WCB 5/2019

Preservation of More Than 2000 Acres is Funded By State Wildlife Board in May


Sierra Valley, expansion 4, purchase 468 acre conservation easement in Plumas County by Feather River Land Trust for $830,000, with $415,000 from the WCB, and $415,000 from the Federal Natural Resources Conservation Service

East Contra Costa, 120 acre Olesen/Duke property, fee title purchase by CC County, price is $1.08 million with $100,000 from the WCB, $512,000 from USFWS, and $467,000 from the East Bay Reg. Park District

Morongo Basin expansion 5, fee title purchase of 15 acres by the Mojave Desert Land Trust, price is $34,000 with $28,100 from the WCB, and $6400 from the MDLT

Ervin Ranch in El Dorado County, purchase of 1781 acres in fee title for $9.5 million, with $4.055 million from the WCB, $4.5 million from the Federal gun tax, and $1 million from CalTrans; land to be owned by CA DFW

282 acre John Henry ranch in San Diego county, purchase of fee title for $4.2 million, with $3.2 million from the WCB and $1 million from the CA Natural Resources Agency, granted to Escondido Creek Conservancy

SCC 5/2019

Two Projects Get Funding By CA Coastal Conservancy

agenda:

FILLMORE 269 ACRES-disburse up to $300,000 to Santa Clara River Conservancy to develop a restoration and public access plan for the 269 acre former California Watercress property on the Santa Clara River east of the town of Fillmore in Ventura County (purchased by the State in 2017). SCC 5/16/2019


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WEST MALIBU 136 ACRES-disburse up to $800,000 to the Trust for Public Land for the acquisition of 136 acres of undeveloped land at the headwaters of the north fork of Arroyo Sequit Creek in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area in Los Angeles County. Total price is $1.6 million (½ of which is coming from LA County); SCC 5/16/2019

SMMC-MRCA 4/22 to 6/24/2019

A Bunch of New Parks and Development Threats in the LA Mountains, Spring 2019

taken from the agendas of LA's mountain park agencies (Santa Monica Mountains Consrervancy and the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority)


WHAT SHADING MEANS:
PARK PROJECTS
DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS

Click on maps to enlarge

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MALIBU/SANTA MONICA MOUNTAINS:

WEST MALIBU 136 ACRES--acceptance of approximately 136 acres from the Trust for Public Land (APNs 4472-005-003, 4472-005-004, 4472-005-010, 4472-006-001, 4472-006-003 and 4472-006-012), Arroyo Sequit watershed, unincorporated Ventura County. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 5/1/2019


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Lechuza Beach Public Access Improvements Project, Lechuza Beach, City of Malibu. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment 1] [Attachment 2] MRCA 5/1/2019

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KANAN-DUME 23 ACRES-(a) entering into an option agreement for the purchase of 23.71-acre Kanan Dume-Ramirez Canyon property (APNs 4467-002-066, 067 and 068); from Andrew Buss/Elizabeth Blakely for the Smith and Lauber Trusts. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 5/1/2019


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CALABASAS 19 ACRES-acceptance of an approximately 19-acre conservation easement, in exchange for development of a small area of the parcel, on APN 4455-027-039, Stokes Canyon, unincorporated Los Angeles County. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] [Map] MRCA 6/5/2019



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TOPANGA 42 ACRES-(a) the acquisition of APNs 4436-023-009, 4436-021-039 and 040 (approximately 42 acres) using mitigation funding, and (b) acceptance of private funds for said acquisition, Topanga Skyline area, Seller: Tyrone Sisson. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map 1] [Map 2] MRCA 6/5/2019


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CARBON CANYON 91 ACRES-(a) authorizing acceptance of State Coastal Conservancy’s (SCC) Santa Monica Bay Restoration Grant as recommended by the Santa Monica Bay Restoration Commission, (b) entering into a grant agreement with SCC, (c) authorizing acceptance of Los Angeles County’s Calabasas Landfill Economic Recovery Account funds, (d) entering into a grant agreement with Los Angeles County Sanitation District, and (e) authorizing acceptance of a private donation to acquire approximately 91 acres (APNs 4453-005-081, -082, -083, -084, -085, -086 and -087) in Carbon Canyon, unincorporated Los Angeles County. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map 1] [Map 2]
This action will authorize the acceptance of matching funds from SCC’s Santa Monica Bay Restoration Grant funds (up to $350,000), Los Angeles County’s Calabasas Landfill Economic Recovery Account funds (up to $1,000,000), and a private donor (up to $350,000). MRCA 6/5/2019


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Coastal Slope Trail Public Works Plan, Unincorporated Los Angeles County and Cityof Malibu. SMMC 6/24/2019

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LA CITY PORTION OF SANTA MONICA MOUNTAINS:

Mission Canyon Park project, and (b) Adoption of a Youth Employment Plan, City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] MRCA 6/5/2019

acceptance of conservation easement over portions of APN 5577-014-009 (3020 Lakeridge Drive), approximately 1.8 acres, in the Mulholland Drive Scenic Corridor and adjacent to the Lake Hollywood Reservoir, City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 6/5/2019

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EAST LA HILLS:

acceptance of donation of approximately 0.17 acres, APN 5306-006-007, El Sereno, City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 6/5/2019

CHINO HILLS 300 ACRES-acceptance of: (a) APNs 1033-151-27 and 1033-171-14 totaling approximately 300 acres; (b) stewardship funding, and (c) future transfer to State Parks, adjacent to Chino Hills State Park, City of Chino Hills. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 6/5/2019


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SANTA CLARITA VALLEY:

EAST-RICE CANYONS 50 ACRES-acceptance of donation of approximately 50 acres in the Santa Clarita Woodlands (2826-029-012 through 018 and 020), unincorporated Los Angeles County. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 6/5/2019



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Marple Canyon Wildlife Crossing Enhancement Project in unincorporated Castaic, Los Angeles County. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map 1] [Map 2] MRCA 6/5/2019

comment letter to the City of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power on the Draft Environmental Impact Report for the PP1 and PP2 Transmission Line Conversion Project, SCH No. 2018011039, Santa Clarita and Sylmar. SMMC 6/24/2019

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MOORPARK:

ARROYO SIMI 49 ACRES-acceptance of a Transfer of Jurisdiction (apns 500-0-360-365 and 410 at 48 and 1.0 acres, respectively) from the California Department of Transportation, Arroyo Simi, Moorpark area. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map 1] [Map 2] SMMC 4/22/2019



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LA RIVER:

Los Angeles River Environmental Flows Study, project planning and design, City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] SMMC 4/22/2019 (postponed); Supplemental Analysis, [Staff Report] [Resolution] SMMC 5/20/2019
EXCERPT: “Increased reuse (of cleaned water from sewage, rather than discharge into the rivers) could result in a reduction of instream flow, potentially impacting the beneficial uses which the Water Boards must protect via established flow rates. When a Wastewater Treatment Plant seeks to reduce the amount of water they discharge into the river, and that reduction could reduce instream flow, they must file a wastewater change petition and obtain approval under Water Code Section 1211 (1211 petition) from the State Water Board. A key provision of the1211 petition is to demonstrate that the reduced discharge will not unreasonably affect fish and wildlife, or other public trust resources.”