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Wednesday, September 5, 2007

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23,000 ACRES THIS MONTH...
SAVING CALIFORNIA’S PRECIOUS WILDLIFE HABITAT, ACRE BY ACRE—MAY 2007

May 2, 2007 meeting of the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority to Preserve lands in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties

2:00 p.m. at the Conejo Recreation and Park District, 403 West Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, California

TO SEE AGENDA AND MAPS AND OTHER ATTACHMENTS: http://mrca.ca.gov/attachment.asp?agendaid=130

a. Consideration of resolution amending Resolution No. 03-51 to authorize entering into an agreement regarding the realignment and future grant of hiking and equestrian trails over a 27 acre open space dedication lot in La Tuna Canyon, Verdugo Hills, Los Angeles.

b. Consideration of resolution amending Resolution No. 06-37 to authorize entering into a license agreement to allow Pardee Homes to conduct a mitigation and monitoring plan on a 230 acre open space dedication lot in Violin Canyon, County of Los Angeles.

e. Consideration of resolution authorizing the use of Santa Monica Mountains Open Space Preservation Assessment District No. 1 funds to acquire properties in Sunset Plaza, Oak Forest Canyon, Beverly Glen, and Laurel Canyon areas.

f. Consideration of resolution authorizing the use of Santa Monica Mountains Open Space Preservation Assessment District No. 2 funds to acquire one Rivas Canyon property, Pacific Palisades

g. Consideration of resolution authorizing the acceptance of an approximately 18-acre donation (APN 700-0-190-075) located east of Yerba Buena Road and north of Yellow Hill Road, Little Sycamore Canyon Watershed, Ventura County.

h. Consideration of resolution authorizing entering into a Memorandum of Understanding and Cooperative Agreement with City of Compton for the purpose of developing, designing, constructing and maintaining recreation and open spaces along Compton Creek.

i. Consideration of resolution authorizing the acceptance of an approximately 275-acre open space dedication of lots 34 and 20 of Tract Nos. 44327 and 44327-01 and conservation easements within said tracts, Indian Springs project, Devil Canyon, Chatsworth

j. Consideration of resolution authorizing acceptance of an approximately 280-acre open space dedication, conservation easements, trail easements and maintenance funding in the Big Tujunga Wash, Sunland-Tujunga

k. Consideration of resolution authorizing acceptance of an approximately 3.5-acre conservation easement over APN 2274-020-019 west of Oak Forest Canyon and Camino de la Cumbre, Sherman Oaks

l. Consideration of resolution authorizing acceptance of Proposition 50 grant funds from the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy for acquisition of APN 2821-0090-021 in Devils Canyon, Santa Susana Mountains, Upper Los Angeles River Watershed, unincorporated Los Angeles County.

VI. Consideration of resolution adding APNs 5571-026-007 and 5571-025-042, adjacent to Runyon Canyon Park, to the Final Engineer's Report and authorizing the use of Santa Monica Mountains Open Space Preservation Assessment District No. 1 funds to acquire said parcels, Hollywood.

VIII. Rocky Peak Park near the terminus of Flanagan Drive, for the development of Chumash Park and to provide trailhead parking for Rocky Peak Park, pursuant to CUP-S-653, Simi Valley.

IX. Consideration of resolution authorizing a grant to the City Project for collaboration and community outreach on an MRCA pilot interpretive program for the communities of North East Los Angeles.

X. Consideration of resolution authorizing acceptance of a conservation easement over approximately 117 acres located near Yerba Buena Road (APNs 701-0-030-100 and 701-0-140-040), County of Ventura.

XI. Consideration of resolution authorizing the use of Santa Monica Mountains Open Space Preservation Assessment District No. 1 funds to acquire an option on APNs 5565-003-036, 037, 038, 039, 040, and 041 located at the southwest corner of Laurel Canyon Boulevard and Mulholland Drive, Laurel Canyon,
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NOTICE OF MEETING
WILDLIFE CONSERVATION BOARD
State Of California Department of Fish & Game
May 24, 2007
10:00 A.M.
State Capitol, Room 113
Sacramento, California 95814

MAPS OF ALL PURCHASES: https://goo.gl/photos/68fKg9YfPTkggupj7

*7. Wilson Creek Riparian Corridor, Expansions 4 and 5, $10,000.00 Riverside County acquisition of two separate properties totaling 354+ acres for the protection of threatened and endangered species including the San Diego horned lizard, orange-throated whiptail, coastal western whiptail, and the coast patch-nosed snake and to establish a wildlife movement corridor located east of Temecula, south of Hemet near State Highways 79 and 371

*8. San Jacinto Wildlife Area, Expansion 29, Riverside County $211,000.00 acquisition of 16+ acres of land, as an addition to the San Jacinto Wildlife Area

*10. La Sierra Canyon, Malibu Creek Watershed, Los Angeles County $5,000.00 acquisition of 30+ acres of vacant land

11. Elkhorn Slough Ecological Reserve, Expansion 12, $550,000.00 Monterey County acquisition of 42+ acres of land as an addition to the Elkhorn Slough Ecological Reserve

*12. Elkhorn Slough Ecological Reserve, Expansion 13, $325,000.00 Monterey County acquisition of 7+ acres of privately-owned land as an addition to the Elkhorn Slough Ecological Reserve. WITHDRAWN FROM AGENDA

21. Santa Ana – Palomar Mountain Linkage $1,580,000.00 (Department of Defense – Margarita Peak), San Diego County To consider the allocation for a grant to The Trust for Public Land for a cooperative project with the Department of Defense, the Fallbrook Land Conservancy, and the Department of Fish and Game to assist with the acquisition of 1,206+ acres of land to protect significant open space corridors and provide connectivity to the Cleveland National Forest,

22. Santa Rosa Mountains, Expansion 8, Riverside County $756,000.00 To consider the acquisition of 100+ acres of land as an expansion of the Santa Rosa Mountains and the acceptance of two grants from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service totaling $924,000.00 to be applied toward the purchase of the property for the protection of critical habitat for peninsular bighorn sheep located south of Avenue 62 and west of Jefferson Street, in the city of La Quinta,

24. Parker Ranch, Kern County $1,515,000.00 To consider the allocation for a grant to The Nature Conservancy to assist in the acquisition of a conservation easement over 9,576± acres of land for the protection of rangeland, grazing land, and grasslands, located near Caliente, in the County of Kern.

26. San Antonio Valley, Santa Clara County $4,730,000.00 To consider the acquisition of a 2,899± acre real property for the protection of sensitive plant and animal species and valuable habitat linkages to adjacent public lands, located approximately 20 miles east of San Jose and 25 miles south of Livermore, in Santa Clara County.

29. Putah Creek North (Bobcat Ranch), Yolo County $6,360,000.00 To consider the allocation for a grant to Audubon California to assist in the acquisition of 6,810± acres of vacant land, together with the acceptance of a conservation easement over the property by Department of Fish and Game, for the protection of native grasslands, oak woodlands, and riparian habitat located north of State Highway 128, approximately three miles west of Winters, in Napa and Yolo Counties.

30. Martis Valley, Nevada and Placer Counties $6,510,000.00 To consider the allocation for a grant to the Truckee Donner Land Trust to assist in a cooperative project with The Trust for Public Land for the acquisition of 1,481± acres of vacant land for the protection of a critical deer migration corridor, mountain lion and wetland habitats, and to provide recreational opportunities for the public located approximately one-half mile east of the Truckee-Tahoe Airport, in Martis Valley, in Nevada and Placer Counties.

31. Eel River Wildlife Area (Salt River Unit), Humboldt County $920,000.00 To consider the allocation for a grant to the Western Rivers Conservancy and the acceptance of a National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant in the amount of $1,000,000.00 from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service together with the authorization to enter into an Agreement to Subgrant those federal funds to the Conservancy, in a cooperative project with the State Coastal Conservancy to assist in the acquisition of a 443+ acre real property for the protection of wildlife habitat and coastal wetlands located northwest of the community of Ferndale along the Salt River, adjacent to the Eel River, in Humboldt County.

33. Humboldt Bay Coastal Reserve, Humboldt County $175,000.00 To consider the allocation for a grant to the Friends of the Dunes Land Trust in a cooperative project with the State Coastal Conservancy, Humboldt County, and the Pacific Coast Joint Venture, to assist in the acquisition of 38+ acres of land for the protection and preservation of beach, dune, wetland, and remnant maritime forest habitat on the north spit of Humboldt Bay, about three miles southwest of Arcata and four miles northwest of Eureka,

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