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Monday, October 24, 2011

more CA land saved...

State $$ to Save over 20,000 acres in December

from the agenda of the 12/8/2011 meeting of the California Wildlife Conservation Board

The WCB is buying conservation easements on 16,033 acres and full ownership of 4218 acres of California wildlife habitat.

SUMMARY:
LASSEN COUNTY: 535 ACRES
TEHAMA COUNTY: 2910 ACRES
CONTRA COSTA COUNTY: 436 ACRES
RIVERSIDE COUNTY: 188 ACRES
SISKIYOU AND SHASTA COUNTIES: 8230 ACRES
PLUMAS COUNTY: 2946 ACRES
SIERRA AND NEVADA COUNTIES: 2995 ACRES
FRESNO COUNTY: 2011 ACRES

FOR THE MEETING AGENDA:

FOR MAPS OF ALL PURCHASES: https://goo.gl/photos/RGnQsDRs7hNFGa5i9


SPECIFICS:

Bass Hill/Lassen Creek Conservation Easement (Hulsman) in Lassen County
acquire a conservation easement over 535± acres located adjacent to the Department of Fish and Game’s Bass Hill Wildlife Area


grant to The Nature Conservancy for a conservation easement over 2,311± acres, Lassen Foothills expansion 7, (Kerstiens Ranch) in Tehama county


Lassen Foothills, Expansion 8 (Lower Deer Creek Falls, Tehama County
a grant to the Northern California Regional Land Trust for a cooperative project with Western Rivers Conservancy and the Department of Fish and Game to acquire fee title to 599± acres of land for the expansion of the Lassen Foothills Conservation Area, located northeast of Chico along a State Highway 32 in Tehama County. The project will protect approximately 1.4 miles of riparian corridor along Deer Creek


San Joaquin Multi-Species Conservation Plan 2008 Vaquero Farm Central  in Contra Costa County, acquire 320± acres


San Joaquin Multi-Species Conservation Plan 2008 (Affinito) in Contra Costa County
acquire 116± acres  in the City of Pittsburg.


Santa Rosa Mountains, Expansions 11—13 in Riverside County
acquisition in fee of 50± acres of land


Western Riverside County MSHCP, Expansion 6 
Grant to the Jurupa Area Recreation and Park District, for a cooperative project with the Redevelopment Agency of the County of Riverside and the Riverside Land Conservancy, to acquire in fee 138± acres

Bear Creek Working Forest in Siskiyou and Shasta Counties
a grant to the Pacific Forest Trust to acquire a conservation easement over 8,230± acres of working forest lands allowing for continued forest management, passive public use and enhancing the protection of forest, meadow, riparian, fisheries and water resources. The property is located north and south of Highway 89 in a rural area of the southern Cascade Mountain Range in Shasta and Siskiyou Counties near the communities of McCloud, Pondosa and Bartle.

Goodwin Sierra Valley Ranch Conservation Easement in Plumas County
a grant to the California Rangeland Trust to acquire a conservation easement over 2,946± acres of working ranch land allowing for continued livestock grazing and other permitted agricultural uses while enhancing the protection of meadow, watershed, riparian, fisheries and wetland resources. The property is located north and south of Highway 70, just east of the town of Beckworth in Sierra Valley.


Webber Lake/Lacey Meadows in Sierra and Nevada Counties
a grant to the Truckee Donner Land Trust to acquire 2,995± acres of land for the protection of significant alpine and wet-meadow habitat, north of the town of Truckee.

Black Mountain Preserve, Expansion 4 (Kimbler) in Fresno County
a grant to the Sierra Foothill Conservancy to acquire conservation easements over 2,011± acres of land for the protection of grazing lands, grasslands, and blue oak woodlands located between Prather and Tollhouse in Fresno County.

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