Update on Negotiations to Link Butte County Parks; Red Bluff Oak Woodlands May be Saved
From http://landconservation.org, Northern Caliifornia Regional Land Trust
NCRLT is currently working on two very exciting projects. In April 2008, we were awarded $15,000 by the Sierra Nevada Conservancy for appraisal services in support of the Big Chico Creek Linkage Project. By securing appraisal services for three key properties, linking 3,616-ac Bidwell Park and the 4,144-ac Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve (BCCER) to a protected 1,058-ac private estate upstream might be made possible. If realized, this would allow for the permanent protection of approximately 9,474 contiguous acres and 16 river miles of riverine/riparian habitat within the Big Chico Creek Watershed.
Another project, the Red Bank Project, represents an opportunity to purchase two conservation easements on two immediately adjacent ranch properties west of Red Bluff in Tehama County that would protect over 7,000 acres of working rangeland and farmland, including approximately 4,275 contiguous acres of blue oak woodland.