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Tuesday, January 22, 2008

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2-20-2008: 4259 Acres of California Wildlife Habitat Will be Saved at February State Wildlife Board Meeting

Properties include: the Los Cerritos/Hellman Ranch Wetlands in Los Angeles, Ramona Grasslands in San Diego, Valley View in Humboldt County, Montgomery Woods in Mendocino County, wetlands in the Central Valley, Scott's Valley in Santa Cruz, Morro Bay, and Corral Canyon in Malibu.


NOTICE OF MEETING
WILDLIFE CONSERVATION BOARD
http://www.wcb.ca.gov/
February 20, 2008


MAPS OF ALL PURCHASE: https://goo.gl/photos/C32ie4G4CE3dpR819

AGENDA ITEMS

7. Six Rivers (Valley View) $10,000.00, Humboldt County
To consider the proposed cooperative acquisition of a conservation easement for
the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection over 1,532 ± acres located just
north of Petrolia, approximately nine miles west of Humboldt Redwoods State
Park.


8. Montgomery Woods, Expansion 1, $255,000.00 Mendocino County
To consider the allocation for a grant to Save-the-Redwoods League to assist in
the cooperative acquisition of a 160± acre site (to be held in fee by the Department
of Parks and Recreation) adjacent to the Montgomery Woods State Reserve, ten
miles northwest of Ukiah.


9. South Fork American River, Lower Canyon Unit, Expansion 2 $360,000.00
El Dorado County;
To consider the allocation for a grant to the American River Conservancy to assist
in the cooperative acquisition of 40± acres near the community of Pilot Hill, three
and one half miles upstream from Folsom Lake


12. Elkhorn Slough Ecological Reserve, Expansion 17 $3,483,377.00
Monterey County;
To consider the acquisition of fee title to 204± acres of land for the protection of
critical tidal wetlands and grasslands as an expansion of the Department of Fish
and Game's Elkhorn Slough Ecological Reserve, located within the Elkhorn Slough
National Estuarine Research Reserve, near the town of Moss Landing, in Monterey
County.


14. Canebrake Ecological Reserve, Cap Canyon Unit, Expansion 2 $100,000.00
Kern County;
To consider the acquisition of 40± acres as an addition to the Department of Fish
and Game's Canebrake Ecological Reserve, Cap Canyon Unit, for the preservation
and protection of the riparian habitat, as well as habitat crucial to the existence of
many special status species, located near the community of Onyx in Kern County.
[Habitat Conservation Fund (Proposition 117), Section 2786 (b/c)]


15. Ramona Grasslands, Expansion 2 $25,000.00
San Diego County;
To consider the acceptance of a Habitat Conservation Planning Land Acquisition
Grant from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; the authorization to enter into an
Agreement to Subgrant the federal funds to the San Diego County Parks and
Recreation Department to assist in their acquisition from The Nature Conservancy of
950± acres of real property, west of the community of Ramona, for the protection of
grasslands


18.Wetland Conservation Easement Program, Bird Haven Ranch $440,000.00
Glenn County;
To consider the acquisition of a conservation easement over 259± acres for the
purposes of protecting inland wetlands and waterfowl habitat, located off of County
Road 67, east of Afton, adjacent to the Department of Fish and Game's Upper Butte
Basin Wildlife Area.


21. Upper Cosumnes River Basin, Expansion 2 $1,465,000.00
El Dorado County
To consider the allocation for a grant to the American River Conservancy to assist
in the cooperative acquisition of 320± acres of oak woodlands and riparian habitat
located on both sides of the North Fork of the Cosumnes River in El Dorado
County


22. Santa Cruz Sandhills $1,510,000.00
Santa Cruz County
To consider the allocation for a grant to the Land Trust of Santa Cruz County;in a cooperative project with the Moore Foundation, the Packard Foundation, the USFWS and the Department of Fish and
Game to acquire fee title of 189± acres of critical habitat located north of the City of
Santa Cruz near the town of Scotts Valley


23. San Joaquin River Riparian Habitat, Expansion 14 $6,435,500.00
Fresno County
To consider the proposed acquisition of 323± acres of private land along the San
Joaquin River as an addition to the San Joaquin River Parkway, located northeast
of the City of Fresno

24. Morro Bay Wildlife Area $810,000.00
San Luis Obispo County
To consider the allocation for a grant to the Morro Coast Audubon Society; the
acceptance of a Recovery Land Acquisition Grant from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Service; and the authorization to enter into an Agreement to Subgrant the federal
funds to the Morro Coast Audubon Society to assist in the fee acquisition of 8±
acres as an addition to the Audubon's existing Sweet Springs Preserve, located on
the Morro Bay shoreline in the community of Los Osos. WITHDRAWN FROM AGENDA


25. Santa Monica Bay, Corral Canyon $2,010,000.00
Los Angeles County
To consider the allocation for a grant to the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy
to assist the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority in a cooperative
acquisition of 116± acres of a larger proposed acquisition project totaling 825±
acres, located within the Corral Canyon Creek watershed, immediately north of the
Malibu city limits


26. Los Cerritos Wetlands $6,100,000.00
Orange County
To consider the allocation for a grant to the Los Cerritos Wetland Authority to
assist in the acquisition of 100± acres of vacant land in Orange County. WITHDRAWN FROM AGENDA


27. Fieldstone Habitat Conservation Plan $10,000.00
San Diego County
To consider the proposed acceptance of a Habitat Conservation Planning Land
Acquisition Grant from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the authorization to
enter into an Agreement to Subgrant the federal funds to the Batiquitos Lagoon
Foundation, to be applied toward the cooperative acquisition of 18± acres
overlooking the Batiquitos Lagoon in Carlsbad

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