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Friday, January 28, 2011

Jan & Feb 2011 State open space deals...

State Buying up more Wildlife Preserves and Development Rights


Siskiyou County—5929 acre conservation easement at Little Shasta River

Humboldt County---2903 acre conservation easement at Charles Mountain Ranch in southeast Humboldt county

Mendocino County
—13,913 acre conservation easement at Gualala River

--45,576 acre conservation easement at the Usal Forest

--disburse up to $3,000,000 to Save-the-Redwoods League to acquire approximately 957 acres known as the Shady Dell Creek Tract, as part of the 50,635-acre Usal Redwood Forest Conservation Project in northern Mendocino County.

(NOTE: the Usal forest was purchased from the Hawthorne Timber Company in 2007 by the Redwood Forests Foundation in order to preserve it as a sustainably logged forest. The funds from the State will help pay off the loans which were used to buy the land.)

--disburse up to $2,500,000 to The Conservation Fund to acquire the approximately 464-acre Smith Tract portion of the Ten Mile Ranch, located adjacent to the Ten Mile River, Mendocino County.

Yuba County—833 acre conservation easement in the Yuba Highlands

Contra Costa County—798 acres—Barron property south of Pittsburg

Ventura County:
disburse up to $500,000 to the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy to acquire and prepare a stewardship plan for 70 acres of the Hollingsworth Ranch property along the Ventura River in unincorporated Ventura County.

Los Angeles County
118 acres at Cold Creek in Malibu
151 acres in Claremont
8 acres in Rubio Canyon in Altadena

Riverside County
92 acre conservation easement at Mystic Lake (Ramona)
40 acres at Big Morongo canyon
71 acres near Hemet, Western Riverside exp 5

San Diego County
132 acres in Potrero
89 acres in East Elliot and Otay Mesa
1081 acres at Jacumba Peak
278 acre conservation easement in Mendenhall Valley—Palomar Mountain
385 acres in San Felipe Valley north of Julian

To read the full agendas,
Wildlife Conservation Board, February 24, 2011

Coastal Conservancy, 1/20/2011

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