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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 ViƱa 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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WCB 8/2018: Almost 10,000 acres of wildlife habitat to be saved August 30th

More info: CA Wildlife Conservation Board meeting 8/30/2018
THE STATE BOARD IS CONSIDERING PLANS TO FUND THESE LAND PURCHASES:

Crescent City marsh, 133 acres

Garibaldi Ranch land exchange, swap of 336 acres owned by the State for 226 acres owned by the Pacific Flyway Fund, in the Suisun Marsh in Solano County

East Contra Costa 72 acres, in the Diablo Range Mountains

Morongo Basin, 247 acres, in San Bernardino County

El Dorado Ranch phase 3, in El Dorado County, 1018 acres

Triangle Ranch, 70 acres in LA County, south of Agoura Hills



AND THESE DEVELOPMENT RIGHTS PURCHASES:

San Mateo County, 160 acre CE

Indian Creek, near Whitethorn in Mendocino County, 2703 acre CE

Laursen Outback Preserve, near Auburn in Placer County, 333 acres

Pacific Union College Forest in Angwin in Napa, County 864 acre CE


Willow Creek, near town of Paicines in San Benito County, 4459 acre CE




SCC 5/2018

State To Buy Development Rights at Sonoma Coast Redwoods



Located on the south fork of the Gualala River in north Sonoma County: the CA Coastal Conservancy granted $750,000 to the Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District to acquire conservation and public trail easements over the approximately 1,620 acre parcel known as Rips Redwoods Property in coastal Sonoma County. (Coastal Conservancy 5/11/2018)

Monday, May 21, 2018

SMMC-MRCA 5/2/2018 to 5/21/2018

News from LA Mountain parks--18 Acre Addition to Wild Park in Chatsworth

This parcel connects LA City's Chatsworth Nature Preserve and state properties in Woolsey Canyon and Dayton Canyon

BOX CANYON/CHATSWORTH PARK PURCHASE: acquire approximately 18.43 acres (APN 2017-005-033) in Box Canyon, Simi Hills, unincorporated Los Angeles County. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map ] MRCA 5/2/2018


HOLLYWOOD HILLS DEVELOPMENT: Construction of House surrounded by Runyan Canyon Park: comment letter to the City of Los Angeles on the Notice of Preparation for 3003 Runyon Canyon Road project adjacent to Runyon Canyon Park, City of Los Angeles. [Comment Letter] [Resolution] [Attachment 1] [Attachment 2] [Map] SMMC 5/21/2018

MALIBU: Puerco Canyon Park: 80 parking spaces and 25 tent pad sites, restrooms
contract with Aspen Environmental Group for environmental planning services for the Cameron Nature Preserve at Puerco Canyon, unincorporated Los Angeles County. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] MRCA 5/2/2018

SANTA CLARITA: Mentryville water line-- non-public portion of Pico Canyon Road, unincorporated Los Angeles County. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment 1] [Attachment 2-MAP] MRCA 5/2/2018

FY 18/19 MRCA Workprogram. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map ] MRCA 5/2/2018

CHATSWORTH: agreement with Foremost Companies (Forestar Chatsworth) to transfer a water tank and temporary grading easement on APNs 2821-019-907; 2819-011-904; 905; 906, and 2819-013-903 for the Deerlake Ranch Project, in exchange for water delivery improvements to adjacent MRCA property, funding for oak tree tank screening, and other compensation, unincorporated Chatsworth area. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment 1] [Attachment 2] [Map 1] [Map 2] MRCA 5/2/2018

AGOURA: resolution adding Ladyface Mountain – East to Conservancy acquisition workprogram. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] SMMC 5/21/2018

NORTH OF DOWNTOWN LA: capital improvements at Elysian Valley (L.A. River) Gateway Park, City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment ] [Map ] SMMC 5/21/2018

RESEDA: improvements at the Caballero Creek Park project, City of Los Angeles, at LA River. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] [Map] SMMC 5/21/2018

Saturday, April 28, 2018

WCB 5/2018: CA to Buy North LA County River Campground to Connect parks

About 30,000 Acres of CA Forests and Habitat to Be Saved in May


HIGHLIGHT: The State board will fund the buy-out of a 51 acre KOA campground which is a key connection in the Pacific Crest Trail in LA County, and its acquisition would bridge a gap between two portions of Angeles National Forest. Over twenty-four acres of critical habitat for the federally-listed arroyo toad would be permanently protected in public ownership; along with other federally- and state-listed species.The Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority has tentatively agreed to assume ownership once the property is acquired.

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Meeting of CA WILDLIFE CONSERVATION BOARD (WCB)
May 24, 2018, 10:00 a.m.

Preliminary Agendas:
SUMMARY:

SAN MATEO COUNTY: 160 ACRES OF DEVELOPMENT RIGHTS
TULARE/KERN COUNTIES: 36 ACRES
SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY DESERT: 367 ACRES
SISKIYOU COUNTY: 5849 ACRES PLUS DEVELOPMENT RIGHTS OF 1346 ACRRES
MENDOCINO COUNTY: 23,681 ACRES
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE: 359 ACRES
NORTH LA COUNTY IN SOLEDAD CANYON: 51 ACRES
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DETAILS, SO FAR:

Restoration of 3000 acre Sanhedrin Ranch, owned by Trust For Public Land, in Mendocino National Forest (approximately 9000 acres of the ranch is still privately owned)

#8, Sinnott Parcel, near Pescadero in San Mateo County
$75,000 from WCB to CADFW to buy 160 acre conservation easement


#9, Allensworth Ecological Reserve, Expansion 58-68, in Tulare and Kern Counties
purchase of 36 acres in fee by CADFW with a WCB grant of $61,000


#10, Morongo Basin and Expansion 1, San Bernardino County
A WCB grant of $186,000 to Mojave Desert Land Trust to buy 367 acres in fee


#13, McCloud Soda Springs Working Forest, in Siskiyou County
A WCB grant of $610,000 to the Pacific Forest Trust to buy a 1346 acre forest conservation easement; CalTrans is also contributing money
DETAILS:


#14, Shasta Big Springs Fee Acquisition, near Montague, in Siskiyou County
A WCB grant of $2.44 million to CADFW to buy 5849 acres in fee


#15, Lyme Redwoods Company, Ten Mile River, near Fort Bragg in Mendocino County
WCB grant of $4.48 million to the Nature Conservancy to buy a 23,681 acre forest conservation easement. Also providing funding are CalFire, The State Coastal Conservancy, and the California Natural Resources Agency.


#18, Fay Canyon Wildlife Area Expansion 1 - Jobs Peak Ranch/Barber Creek, near South Lake Tahoe in Alpine County
WCB grant of $1.4 million to CADFW to buy 359 acres in fee


#19, Robin's Nest riverside campground, along Santa Clara River in north Los Angeles County.
A WCB grant of $1.6 million to the Trust For Public Land to buy 51 acres in fee, in cooperation with the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy