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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

End of the "Preservation Ranch" forest development scheme

$24 million to Save 20,000 acres of Redwoods in Sonoma County


NEWS COVERAGE ON THE PURCHASE:
http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/news/center/articles/2013/press-democrat-02-28-2013.html

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/20130226/ARTICLES/130229626/1350?p=1&tc=

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/20130228/OPINION/130229575/1350

BACKGROUND FROM OUR WEBSITE:
http://rare-earth-news.blogspot.com/search?q=preservation+ranch




State taxpayers to contribute $10 million:

from Coastal Conservancy Public Meeting – April 18, 2013
http://scc.ca.gov/2013/04/05/coastal-conservancy-public-meeting-april-18-2013/#more-2216
disburse up to $10,000,000 to The Conservation Fund to acquire the approximately 19,650 acre Preservation Ranch property in northern Sonoma County.


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SEVERAL OTHER PURCHASES AND LAND DEALS BY THE COASTAL CONSERVANCY AT DECEMBER 2012 AND FEBRUARY AND APRIL 2013 MEETINGS:


MENDOCINO COUNTY:  disburse up to $65,500 to the California Department of Parks and Recreation to complete the acquisition of approximately 64.5 acres of property known as the “Hunt Property” to add to the Inglenook Fen-Ten Mile Dunes Natural Preserve in MacKerricher State Park managed by the California Department of Parks and Recreation. Coastal Conservancy 12/2012.
STAFF REPORT: (map links not working)
http://scc.ca.gov/webmaster/ftp/pdf/sccbb/2012/1212/20121206Board3E_Hunt_Property_Acquisition.pdf

disburse up to $100,000 to the Mendocino Land Trust for coastal trail planning and to acquire the approximately 73-acre CIES property south of Point Arena, Mendocino County. SCC 4/2013

disburse up to $415,000 to the Coastal San Luis Resource Conservation District for the acquisition of a conservation easement in the Arroyo Grande Creek Watershed in southern San Luis Obispo County for the protection and restoration of natural resources and compatible public access. SCC 4/2013


Coastal Conservancy Public Meeting -- Feb 14, 2013

http://scc.ca.gov/2013/02/01/conservancy-board-meeting/

authorization of a revised implementation plan for the disposition of the “Parcel 07” of the Bel Marin Keys Unit V property (Marin County Assessor’s Parcel Number 171-157-07) directing transfer Parcel 07 to the County of Marin for habitat, open space and public access program. SCC 2/2013

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