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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

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5-22-2008: State Wildlife Board to Buy 5035 Acres of Critter Habitat at May Meeting

WILDLIFE CONSERVATION BOARD

May 22, 2008 10:00 A.M. 1/ State Capitol, Room 112 Sacramento, California 95814 http://www.wcb.ca.gov/

MAPS OF ALL PURCHASES: https://goo.gl/photos/4xDTBPaXBTLQQAaNA

NORTH COAST:

6. Humboldt Bay Coastal Reserve, Expansions 2 and 3, $495,000.00 Humboldt County To consider the allocation for two grants to Friends of the Dunes for a cooperative project with State Coastal Conservancy and the State Department of Fish and Game to acquire fee title to two properties, totaling 53± acres located west of State Highway 255, southwest of Arcata, in Humboldt County.

20. Jacoby Creek Forest, Expansion 4, $509,000, Humboldt County
To consider the allocation for a grant to the City of Arcata for a cooperative project with the Humboldt Area Foundation and private donors to acquire fee title to 120± acres of land within the Jacoby Creek watershed, approximately seven miles southeast of the City of Arcata, in Humboldt County.


CENTRAL VALLEY:

*12. Canebrake Ecological Reserve, Canebrake Creek Unit $404,500, Expansion 3, Kern County To consider the acquisition of fee title to 196± acres as an addition to the Department of Fish and Game's Canebrake Ecological Reserve located near the community of Canebrake, northwest of State Highway 178, in eastern Kern County.

19. Rails to Trails, Modoc Line $420,000, Lassen and Modoc Counties
To consider the allocation for a grant to the Lassen Land and Trails Trust for a cooperative acquisition with the Department of Fish and Game, the Bureau of Land Management, and the Sierra Nevada Conservancy to acquire 86± miles of rail right-ofway covering 2,180± acres and running north from the town of Wendel, in Lassen County and ending south of Alturas, in Modoc County.

21. Mouth of Cottonwood Creek Wildlife Area $1,745,000, Balls Ferry Unit, Expansion 2, Shasta County
To consider the acquisition of fee title to 141± acres as an addition to the Department of Fish and Game's Mouth of Cottonwood Creek Wildlife Area located east of the community of Cottonwood, in Shasta County.

27. Millerton Preserve (Ecker Ranch) $3,015,000, Madera County
To consider the allocation for a grant to the California Rangeland Trust to acquire a conservation easement over 1,080± acres located 25 miles northeast of the City of Madera, near the community of Coarsegold, in Madera County.

28. Black Mountain Preserve, Expansion 3, $1,150,000, Fresno County
To consider the allocation for a grant to the Sierra Foothill Conservancy to acquire fee title to 358± acres located off of Tollhouse Road, in the Sierra Nevada Foothills, in Fresno County.


EASTERN SIERRA:

26. Wheeler Ridge Wildlife Area, Expansion 1, $840,000.00, Mono County
To consider the allocation for a grant to the Eastern Sierra Land Trust to acquire fee title to 33± acres located west of State Highway 395, south of Crowley Lake, in southern Mono County.


CENTRAL COAST:

32. 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 for a cooperative project with the State Coastal Conservancy and the Trust for Public Land to acquire fee title to approximately eight acres as an addition to the Audubon's existing Sweet Springs Preserve, located on the Morro Bay shoreline in the community of Los Osos, in San Luis Obispo County.


SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA:

*13. Coachella Valley Ecological Reserve (Edom Hill Unit) $5,000.00 Expansion 31, Riverside County
To consider the 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 Center for Natural Lands Management for a cooperative project with the Coachella Valley Mountains Conservancy to acquire fee title to 80± acres located southeast of the City of Desert Hot Springs, in Riverside County.

*14. San Jacinto Wildlife Area, Expansion 30, $400,000.00, Riverside County
To consider the acquisition of a conservation easement over 91± acres as an addition to the Department of Fish and Game's San Jacinto Wildlife Area located southwest of Mystic Lake, near Lakeview, in Riverside County. WITHDRAWN FROM AGENDA

*15. Santa Rosa Mountains Wildlife Area, Expansions 9 and 10, $280,000.00 Riverside County To consider the acquisition of fee title to two properties totaling 10± acres as additions to the Department of Fish and Game’s Santa Rosa Mountains Wildlife Area; the acceptance of a Recovery Land Acquisition Grant from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; and the authorization to use the federal funds for the State’s purchase of the properties located west of Jefferson Street and south of Avenue 62, in the City of La Quinta, in Riverside County.

*16. Triple Creeks Conservation Area, Expansion 3, $5,000.00, Riverside County
To consider the acceptance of a Cooperative Agreement from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the authorization to enter into an Agreement to Subgrant the federal funds to the Western Riverside County Regional Conservation Authority to acquire fee title to 36± acres located west of State Highway 79, south of Scott Road in Murrieta, in Riverside County.

*17 Western Riverside County MSHCP, Expansion 3, $5,000.00, Riverside County To consider the 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 Western Riverside County Regional Conservation Authority to acquire fee title to 102± acres located approximately eight miles south of Hemet, in Riverside County.

*18 Ramona Grasslands, Expansion 3, $5,000.00, San Diego County
To consider the acceptance of a Habitat Conservation Planning Land Acquisition Grant from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the authorization to enter into an Agreement to Subgrant the federal funds to The Nature Conservancy for a cooperative project with the California Department of Water Resources and the County of San Diego to acquire fee title to 476± acres located west of the community of Ramona, in San Diego County.

35. El Sobrante $2,504,700.00, Riverside County
To consider the allocation for a grant to the Western Riverside County Regional Conservation Authority; the 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 Western Riverside County Regional Conservation Authority to acquire fee title to 71± acres located within the Department of Fish and Game’s Natural Community Conservation Plan area, northeast of the City of Wildomar, south of Lake Elsinore, in Riverside County.

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