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Sunday, December 13, 2015

L.A Mountain Park News

New River Parks in the Works in Calabasas and Reseda

From the Agendas of the SMMC 12/14/2015 and MRCA 12/2/2015


IN THE SANTA MONICA MOUNTAINS:

offers to dedicate trail easements associated with Coastal Development Permit Nos. 4-00-203 (Lieu), 4-00-013 (Isbell), 4-00-221 (Clemens), 4-00-192 (Trey Trust), 4-00-055 (Stark), 4-99-029 (Cornfield), 4-MAL-05-110 (Nassimi), 4-02-110 (Khalsa) and 4-02-019 (Bren-Haley, Inc), incorporated and unincorporated Malibu. [Staff Report] [Map] MRCA 12/2/2015

offers to dedicate trail easements associated with Coastal Development Permit Nos. 4-00-036 (Barney), 4-05-018 (Montoya & Kessler), 4-05-201 (Malibu Ocean Ranches, LLC), 4-MAL-06-104 & 4-MAL-06-103 (Evan’s Children’s Trust), 4-MAL-07-163 (Wfs Seastar), 5-88-639 (Capello), 4-MAL-07-354 (Tauber) and 07-098 (Lower Rambla Pacifico Road), incorporated and unincorporated Malibu. [Staff Report] [Map] MRCA 12/2/2015

HOLLYWOOD HILLS: acceptance of conservation easement(s) over APNs 5570-025-038, 045, and 060, approximately 4 acres, on 2715 Jalmia Drive, Nichols Canyon, City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Map 1] [Map 2] MRCA 12/2/2015


CALABASAS AND AGOURA HILLS:

LAS VIRGENES ROAD AND 101: Don Wallace Trail Mitigation Project (APNs 2052-012-906 and 2052-012-907), City of Calabasas. [Staff Report] [Map] MRCA 12/2/2015

restoration of approximately 1.5 miles of Las Virgenes Creek, City of Calabasas. [Staff Report] [Attachment 1] [Attachment 2] [Attachment 3] [Letters of Support] SMMC 12/14/2015

A BLOCK SOUTH OF 101 ON LAS VIRGENES ROAD: comment letter to the City of Calabasas on the Mitigated Negative Declaration for the Rondell Oasis Hotel Project at 26300 Rondell Street, City of Calabasas. Angeles. [Comment Letter] [Attachment 1] [Attachment 2] [Attachment 3] [Attachment 4] [Attachment 5] [Attachment 6] [Map ] SMMC 12/14/2015

acquisition of Cheseboro Meadows, approximately 71 acres, City of Agoura Hills. [Staff Report] [Attachment 1] [Attachment 2] [Attachment 3] [Attachment 4] [Map] SMMC 12/14/2015


SANTA CLARITA VALLEY:

acceptance of a conservation easement over a portion of APN 3210-002-901 in the Agua Dulce area from the Santa Clarita Watershed Recreation and Conservation Authority. [Staff Report] [Map] MRCA 12/2/2015
grant of a conservation easement over a portion of APN 3210-002-006 in the Agua Dulce area to the Santa Clarita Watershed Recreation and Conservation Authority. [Staff Report] [Map] MRCA 12/2/2015


SAN FERNANDO VALLEY:

Confluence of LA River and Caballero Creek: Caballero Creek Park project. [Staff Report]
Convert 1.6 acre parking lot into park and wetland; MRCA 12/2/2015


EAST L.A. HILLS:

acquisition of approximately 5.1 acre property located at 2215 Loveland Drive, Mount Washington, APN 5462-026-026. [Staff Report] [Map] MRCA 12/2/2015

comment letter to the City of Los Angeles on the Notice of Preparation of an Environmental Impact Report for the Abode at Glassell Park Project, City of Los Angeles. [Comment Letter] [Attachment 1] [Attachment 2] [Map 1] [Map 2] SMMC 12/14/2015



VENTURA COUNTY:

acquisition of approximately 326 acres in Alamos Canyon, unincorporated Simi Valley. [Staff Report] [Attachment] SMMC 12/14/2015



SAN RAFAEL HILLS

grant to the Arroyos and Foothills Conservancy for acquisition of Cottonwood Canyon parcels, approximately11 acres, City of Pasadena. [Staff Report] Attachment] [Map] SMMC 12/14/2015


Thursday, December 3, 2015

website update

Dear subscribers,

I am posting stories each day about new parks in California at my twitter feed. You can follow me here: twitter.com/rexfrankel

I will continue posting longer stories here at http://rare-earth-news.blogspot.com and have just reworked the right column on this site where you can find automated CA enviro blog posts.

The editor

Saturday, November 14, 2015

State Owned Wilderness to Grow by 4300 Acres

State Taxes Fund 4300 Acres of Additions to Wildlife Preserves

INCLUDES KEY LINK IN VENTURA COUNTY WILDLIFE MIGRATION AND TRAIL CORRIDOR

SUMMARY OF PURCHASES:
SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA: 646 ACRES
CENTRAL VALLEY/SIERRA NEVADAS: 144 ACRES
CENTRAL COAST: 322 ACRES
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA: 3131 ACRES
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CALIFORNIA WILDLIFE CONSERVATION BOARD
November 19, 2015 , 10:00 AM
1/ State Capitol, Room 3191
Sacramento, California 95814

PRELIMINARY AGENDA ITEMS


ABOVE: proposed Alamos Canyon park purchase north of the 118 Freeway in Ventura County


CENTRAL COAST:

Big Sky Natural Area CAPP - Alamos Canyon, Ventura County $1,852,126
acquire in fee ±326 acres of wildlife habitat, including large areas of riparian and aquatic habitat, grasslands and oak woodlands, located near Simi Valley in Ventura County. 



SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA:

East Contra Costa County NCCP/HCP (Nunn), Contra Costa County $2,742,400
Acquire in fee ±646 acres of land for the protection of habitat in the northeastern region of the East
Contra Costa County Natural Community Conservation Plan/Habitat Conservation Plan, in and near the community of Knightsen, in Contra Costa County.

CENTRAL VALLEY AND SIERRA NEVADAS:

Cameron Meadows Phase II, El Dorado County $10,000
acquire in fee ±22 acres of land for the protection of mixed chaparral habitat that supports six special status plant species and provides important, breeding, foraging, and migration corridors for terrestrial wildlife species, song birds and raptors, adjacent to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Cameron Park Unit of the Pine Hill Ecological Preserve in western El Dorado County.

San Joaquin River Parkway, Ball Ranch (Quarry Site), Fresno County $4,030,000
acquisition in fee of ±122 acres of land within the San Joaquin River Parkway located along the west side of Friant Road in Fresno County.


SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA:

Upper Mission Creek/Big Morongo Canyon Conservation Area, Expansion 7, Riverside County
$43,500. Acquire in fee ±20 acres of land for the protection of habitat essential for the recovery of federal and state endangered species within the Coachella Valley Multi-Species Conservation Plan/Natural Community Conservation Plan area, located in the city of Thousand Palms in Riverside County

Western Riverside MSHCP (2012) - Caramello, Riverside County $50,000
acquire in fee ±10 acres of land located in the Community of Teneja in western Riverside County.


Western Riverside MSHCP (2014/2015) - Bautista, Riverside County $846,200
acquire in fee ±2,838 acres of land located in the City of Hemet in western Riverside County.

Willow Hole Conservation Area, Expansion 2, Riverside County $31,250
acquire in fee ±29 acres of land for the protection habitat essential for recovery of threatened and endangered species the Coachella Valley Multi-Species Conservation Plan/Natural Community Conservation Plan area, located in the city of Desert Hot Springs in Riverside County.

San Diego County Multiple Species Conservation Plan (Skyline 244), San Diego County $10,000
acquire in fee ±244 acres of land for the protection of core habitat and linkage areas in the South County Subarea of the San Diego Multiple Species Conservation Program, located near the town of Jamul in San Diego County.


 

San Diego Canyon trails to get help from the State....

Coastal Conservancy wildlife habitat purchases from their October 2015 meeting

agenda:
disburse up to $60,000 to the City of Brisbane to acquire a 1.14-acre parcel within Brisbane Acres, on the upper slopes of San Bruno Mountain in the City of Brisbane, San Mateo County

disburse up to $1,000,000 to the Wildlands Conservancy to acquire the approximately 547-acre Estero Ranch in southwestern Sonoma County for the purposes of habitat protection, public access and agricultural preservation.(continued from June 2015 meeting) Price: $3.8 million
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SAN DIEGO CANYONLANDS:
Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $300,000 to San Diego Canyonlands to complete public access and habitat restoration design plans for twelve  urban canyons owned by and located in the City of San Diego which total 1717 acres




About 500 Acres of New L.A. Parkland...

L.A. AND VENTURA MOUNTAIN AND RIVER PARKS UPDATE

From the agendas of the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy and the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority for June through November 2015

HIGHLIGHTS:
PURCHASE OF 47 ACRES IN RAMIREZ CANYON IN MALIBU;
72 ACRES NORTH OF 101 FREEWAY IN AGOURA HILLS,
17 ACRE MOUNTAIN TOP IN LAUREL CANYON IN THE HOLLYWOOD HILLS, AND
33 ACRES IN BIG TUJUNGA CANYON IN THE EAST SAN FERNANDO VALLEY

NEW TRAILHEAD AT MISSION CANYON IN BRENTWOOD

OPEN SPACE DONATIONS AS PART OF DEVLOPMENTS IN THE SIMI HILLS:
290 ACRES IN DAYTON CANYON AND
68 ACRES AT THE ANDORRA PROJECT IN THE WEST SAN FERNANDO VALLEY


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BELOW: HOLLYWOOD HILLS PARK PROPOSED ABOVE LAUREL CANYON:
--grant for the benefit of the Laurel Canyon Association for the acquisition of APN 5562-006-020, and approximately 17 acre open space property in the City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 11/4/2015


DEVELOPMENTS: IN PINK SHADING
PARKS: IN GREEN SHADING

MALIBU AND LA COUNTY PORTION OF SANTA MONICA MOUNTAINS:

LA SIERRA CANYON: comment letter to Los Angeles County for proposed development at 30890 Mulholland Highway, La Sierra Canyon watershed, unincorporated Los Angeles County. [Comment Letter] [Resolution] [Map 1] [Map 2] [Map 3] SMMC 6/29/2015

NORTH MALIBU: comment letter to County of Los Angeles on Santa Monica Mountains North Area Community Standards District Vineyard Ordinance [Map] [Comment Letter] SMMC 9/28/2015

RAMIREZ CANYON: capital improvements at Ramirez Canyon Park, City of Malibu.* [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] [Map] SMMC 11/2/2015

RAMIREZ CANYON: acquisition of APN 4465-004-084 (47.68 acres) in Ramirez Canyon unincorporated Malibu area. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map 1] [Map 2] MRCA 8/5/2015

RAMIREZ CANYON: amendment to an existing agreement on APN 4467-002-002 to include a reduction in conservation easement area in exchange for a trail easement and monetary compensation. [Staff Report] MRCA 10/7/2015 REMOVED FROM AGENDA

LAS FLORES CANYON: acceptance of funds for trail installation and development pursuant to California Coastal Commission Consent Cease and Desist Order No. CCC-15-CD-03 and Restoration Order No. CCC-15-RO-03, Las Flores Canyon, unincorporated Los Angeles County. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 9/2/2015
--acceptance of approximately 16 acres (APN 4438-033-059) pursuant to California Coastal Commission Consent Cease and Desist Order No. CCC-15-CD-03 and Restoration Order No. CCC-15-RO-03, Las Flores Canyon, unincorporated Los Angeles County. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 9/2/2015

PUERCO CANYON: amendment to the scope of work for grant SMM-40-1517 for Puerco Canyon Project Planning and Design. [Staff Report] [Resolution] MRCA 9/2/2015 [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] SMMC 9/28/2015

ENCINAL, RAMIREZ, ESCONDIDO, LAS FLORES CANYON TRAIL EASEMENTS: acceptance of the offer to dedicate trail easements associated with Coastal Development Permit Nos. 4-92-157 (Lachman), 5-91-331-A (Tarrats), 4-97-113 (Eisenstein), 5-91-331-A (Bill), 5-91-331-A (Wertheim), 5-91-331-A (Ricciardone), 4-98-212 (Enkeboll), 4-99-139 (Weber) and 5-91-436 (Rancho Malibu), incorporated and unincorporated Malibu. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] [Map] MRCA 10/7/2015

COLD CREEK. OLD TOPANGA, FERNWOOD: acceptance of the offers to dedicate scenic easements and/or open space easements associated with Coastal Development Permit Nos. 5-90-525 (Winograd), 5-90-553 (Pacific World Development), 4-01-123 (Kaplan), 5-89-957 (Jameson), 5-90-1137 (Maysels) and 5-90-327 (Javid), incorporated and unincorporated Malibu. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 11/4/2015

LATIGO CANYON: donation of a 6.64 acre property (APN 4464-024-015) off of Latigo Canyon Road, Malibu, County of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 11/4/2015

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CALABASAS AND AGOURA HILLS:

CALABASAS: lease agreement with Sprint PCS for APN 2069-078-906 for the installation of a ground-level wireless facility, City of Calabasas. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] [Map] MRCA 9/2/2015

CALABASAS: comment letter to City of Calabasas on the Canyon Oaks Draft Environmental Impact Report, Las Virgenes Valley. [Resolution] [Attachment 1] [Attachment 2] [Attachment 3] [Map] [Comment Letter] SMMC 8/17/2015

CALABASAS: comment letter to the City of Calabasas on the Viewpoint School expansion project and Mitigated Negative Declaration, 23604 and 23602 Dry Canyon Cold Creek Road and 23620 Mulholland Highway, City of Calabasas. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment 1] [Attachment 2] [Attachment 3] [Map] [Map 2] SMMC 11/2/2015

AGOURA HILLS: South of 101 east of Kanan: acceptance of a donation of fee simple or conservation easement interest in an approximately 20-acre portion of APN 2061-023-002, Lindero and Triunfo Creek watersheds, City of Agoura Hills. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 11/4/2015

LIBERTY CANYON south of 101: acquisition of APN 2064-006-001 (0.27 acre) City of Agoura Hills. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 10/7/2015

LIBERTY CANYON: (a) the exchange of an approximately 1,200-square-foot portion of a conservation easement on APN 2064-006-018 for approximately 1,200-square-feet of new conservation split between APNs 2064-006-018 and 019, and (b) acceptance of processing and restoration funding, Liberty Canyon, City of Agoura Hills. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] [Map] MRCA 9/2/2015

LIBERTY CANYON SOUTH OF THE 101: acquire parcels removed from the 2015A public auction. [Staff Report] [Resolution] MRCA 11/4/2015

LIBERTY CANYON: joint exercise of powers agreement with the State Coastal Conservancy to facilitate grant funding for the Liberty Canyon Wildlife Crossing, Agoura Hills. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Draft JPA] SMMC 6/29/2015

72 acres north of 101 at Liberty Canyon: acquisition of APNs 2052-009-270 and 2055-010- 270, City of Agoura Hills. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 11/4/2015

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SIMI HILLS IN CITY OF L.A.:

ANDORRA PROJECT:
33 HOMES ON 95 ACRES WITH 68 ACRES PRESERVED AS PARKLAND AND 7 ACRES OF PRIVATE WILDLIFE HABITAT PRESERVES: revised comment letter to the City of Los Angeles on the Draft Environmental Impact Report (sch No. 2015021057) for the Andora Project, Chatsworth, Simi Hills. [Resolution] [Attachment 1] [Attachment 2] [Map 1] [Map 2] [Map 3] [Map 4] [Comment Letter] SMMC 8/17/2015
--resolution authorizing: (a) conditional support of the proposed Andora Estates project; (b) entering into an agreement with the project applicant; (c) authorizing the acceptance of temporary and revocable conservation easements over portions of APNs 2724-007-002 and 004, up to approximately 66 acres; (d) authorizing the future acceptance of conservation easements and fee simple interests over the same land subject to the temporary easements, and (e) authorizing the future acceptance of easements over additional deed restricted portions and trails of APNs 2724-007-004 up to approximately 13.5 acres, Simi Hills, Chatsworth, City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] [Map] MRCA 9/2/2015; [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] [Map 1] [Map 2] MRCA 10/7/2015

DAYTON CANYON:
290 ACRES Open Space Acquisition and Maintenance Agreement with Centex Homes for the 143 home Sterling West Hills Project, Dayton Canyon, City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] [Attachment] MRCA 9/2/2015
--Community Facilities District 2015-1 (Sterling West Hills) and authorize the levy of special taxes within said Community Facilities District, Dayton Canyon, City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map 1] [Map 2] MRCA 9/2/2015
[Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] [Map 1] [Map 2] MRCA 10/7/2015
[Staff Report] [Resolution] MRCA 10/7/2015
[Staff Report] [Resolution] MRCA 10/7/2015
--conduct due diligence environmental sampling prior to acceptance of dedication parcels and open space from Tentative Tract No. 52866, Dayton Canyon, Incorporated and Unincorporated City of Los Angeles area. [Staff Report] [Resolution] MRCA 11/4/2015

BOX CANYON:
acquisition of APN 2017-005-033 totaling approximately 18.43 acres in Box Canyon, Chatsworth, City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 11/4/2015


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SANTA CLARITA VALLEY:

OAK SPRINGS CANYON: acquisition of an approximately one-acre Los Angeles Flood Control District surplus property using non-USACE associated in-lieu mitigation funds, in City of Santa Clarita. apn 2840-009-900, [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] [Map] SMMC 8/17/2015
[Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] [Map] MRCA 8/5/2015

PLUM CANYON: comment letter to Los Angeles County on Modification to Recorded Tract Map 46018-11 for the Plum Canyon Project, unincorporated Los Angeles. [Comment Letter] [Resolution] [Map] SMMC 8/17/2015

AGUA DULCE: habitat mitigation project grading, Agua Dulce Creek, unincorporated Los Angeles County. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 10/7/2015

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SANTA SUSANA MOUNTAINS:

CHATSWORTH: transfer of interest in apn 2819-010-905, located in the Deerlake Highlands area of unincorporated Chatsworth, to the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] SMMC 9/28/2015

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VENTURA COUNTY:

MOORPARK: entering into a joint exercise of powers agreement with the City of Moorpark for open space purposes. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] SMMC 6/29/2015

CAMARILLO: Consideration of resolution authorizing 1) application to the California River Parkways Grant Program for the acquisition of Conejo Creek and Calleguas Creek confluence adjacent property, western Santa Monica Mountains; 2) entering into a grant agreement; 3) entering into agreements with funding partners; 4) authorizing the use of in lieu fees for said acquisition; and 5) acquisition of the subject property. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map 1] [Map 2] MRCA 8/5/2015

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LA RIVER:

TAYLOR YARD: acquisition of open space, restoration, and recreational easement rights over the Los Angeles River-adjacent Taylor Yard G-2 Parcel, Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map 1] [Map 2] [Map 3] SMMC 9/28/2015

grant of Proposition 84 funds to the Los Angeles River Revitalization Corporation for an integrated design and technical analysis of Upper LA River reaches to identify a range of river interventions and multi-benefit projects, City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] SMMC 11/2/2015

ELYSIAN VALLEY: acceptance of a fee simple donation of a portion of APN 5442-009-018 totaling approximately 4.70 acres, 1753 Blake Avenue, City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 11/4/2015

ELYSIAN VALLEY: acquire parcels in Los Angeles County Chapter 8 Agreement 2718, City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map 1] MRCA 10/7/2015

TUJUNGA WASH: infrastructure improvements at Tujunga Wash Greenway project, City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] [Map 1] SMMC 11/2/2015

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EAST LA HILLS:

ELEPHANT HILL: acquire parcels in Los Angeles County Chapter 8 Agreement 2718, City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map 2] MRCA 10/7/2015

ELEPHANT HILL AND GLASSELL PARK: acquire parcels removed from the 2015A public auction. [Staff Report] [Resolution] MRCA 11/4/2015

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LA CITY PORTION OF SANTA MONICA MOUNTAINS:

STUDIO CITY: acceptance of conservation easement(s) over portions of APNs 2427-005-022, 032, 033, and 034 (7521 Mulholland Drive), approximately 0.6 acres total, in the Mulholland Drive Scenic Corridor, adjacent to Oakshire Open Space, City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] [Map 1] [Map 2] MRCA 7/8/2015

BEVERLY GLEN: acquire APNs 4380-011-012 and 4380-015-002, approximately 0.58 acres combined, Beverly Glen Canyon, City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 9/2/2015

BEVERLY GLEN: acceptance of conservation easement(s) over APN 4380-006-018, approximately 5,000 square feet, on Seabury Lane, Beverly Glen, City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 10/7/2015

LAUREL CANYON: grant for the benefit of the Laurel Canyon Association for the acquisition of APN 5562-006-020, and approximately 17 acre open space property in the City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 11/4/2015

SEPULVEDA PASS: request to the California Department of Transportation for a Transfer of Jurisdiction to the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy of Sepulveda Pass right-of-way for cross-405 freeway wildlife corridor permanent habitat protection purposes, City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map 1] [Map 2] SMMC 11/2/2015

MISSION CANYON TRAILHEAD AS REPLACEMENT FOR GETTY VIEW TRAIL: (a) entering into a Cooperative Agreement with the California Department of Transportation regarding Getty View Trailhead reimbursement and Interstate 405 Sepulveda Pass project, and (b) acceptance of payments, City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] MRCA 9/2/2015
--professional services contract with AHBE Landscape Architects for the Mission Canyon Trailhead project. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment MRCA 8/5/2015

CANYONBACK TRAIL AT MULHOLLAND: agreement with the owner of APNs 4490-010-003 and 4490-010-001 regarding the MRCA conditionally withdrawing opposition to Los Angeles City Planning case no. DIR-2013-3020-DRB-SPP-MSP, and conditionally taking a neutral position toward future improvements on said parcels, in exchange for funding to acquire property in the Big Wild area, City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 10/7/2015

SAN VICENTE MOUNTAIN PARK: comment letter regarding the Los Angeles Regional Interoperable Communication System (la-rics) Land Mobile Radio (lmr) project to the City of Los Angeles and involved agencies regarding San Vicente Mountain Park. [Comment Letter] [Resolution] [Attachment 1a] [Attachment 1b] [Attachment 2] [Attachment 3] [Attachment 4] [Attachment 5] [Attachment 6] [Map] [Attachment 7] [Photographs] SMMC 11/2/2015

ECHO PARK: acquire parcels removed from the 2015A public auction. [Staff Report] [Resolution] MRCA 11/4/2015
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ANGELES FOREST AND VERDUGO AND SAN RAFAEL HILLS:

KAGEL CANYON: donation of 0.25-acre parcel (APN 2526-001-072) in Kagel Canyon, unincorporated Los Angeles County. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 8/5/2015

BIG TUJUNGA CANYON: donation of APNs 2552-001-010 and 2552-002-013, approximately 33 acres, along Big Tujunga Canyon Road, Big Tujunga Canyon watershed, City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 10/7/2015

SAN RAFAEL HILLS: agreement for the exchange of interests in real property and a pledge of donation relating to APNs 5666-003-001, 002, 003 and 5666-004-038, Glendale. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map MRCA 8/5/2015


Thursday, August 20, 2015

Lots of Big Land Buys by State in September

WILDLIFE CONSERVATION BOARD
NOTICE OF MEETING
September 3, 2015
10:00 AM
1/ Natural Resources Auditorium
Sacramento, California 95814

PRELIMINARY AGENDA:

MAPS OF PURCHASES:
SUMMARY:

NORTH COAST:

Mendocino County:
2018 acre conservation easement
2554 acre conservation easement

SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA:

Napa County:
443 acres

Santa Clara County:
1831 acres


CENTRAL COAST:

Ventura County:
282 acres


CENTRAL VALLEY AND SIERRA NEVADAS:

Shasta County:
13 acres

Tehama County:
5545 acre conservation easement

Colusa County:
1547 acre conservation easement
2507 acre conservation easement

Butte County:
255 acres

Fresno County:
15 acre conservation easement

Kern County:
1019 acre conservation easement


SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND DESERT:

Mono County:
2036 acres

San Bernardino County:
6 acres
5 acres

Riverside County:
20 acres
5 acres

San Diego County:
391 acres
1129 acres
77 acres
4 acres




DETAILS ON PURCHASES:


NORTH COAST:

Brush Creek Conservation Easement (Miller Trust), Mendocino County, $1,676,000
grant to the Mendocino Land Trust to acquire a conservation easement over 2,018± acres of land for the conservation and protection of managed forest lands and forest reserve areas that include Douglas fir, old growth redwood, riparian corridors, coastal watersheds and riverine habitats, and support salmonids and other rare wildlife species, located east of Point Arena, in Mendocino County.


Ten Mile River - Parker Ranch, Forest Conservation Program, Mendocino County, $3,470,000
grant to The Nature Conservancy for a cooperative project with the State Coastal Conservancy to acquire a conservation easement on 2,554± acres of native forest habitats, including redwood, Douglas fir and Grand fir forest in the upland zones, and mature red alder forest within the riparian zone along the Ten Mile River located near Fort Bragg in Mendocino County.


SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA:

Blue-Ridge Berryessa CAPP, Smittle Creek, Napa County, $1,420,000
grant to the Napa County Regional Park and Open Space District to acquire 443± acres of land for the protection and preservation of deer, mountain lion, and oak woodland habitat and existing regional wildlife linkages, located west of Lake Berryessa in Napa County.
Santa Cruz Mountains Linkages, Coyote Ridge (NCCP), Santa Clara County, $2,710,000
To consider the allocation for a tax credit to United Technologies Corporation for a cooperative project with Santa Clara Open Space Authority, US Fish and Wildlife Services, Bureau of Reclamation, California State Parks, California Coastal Conservancy, the Resources Legacy Fund, and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to acquire 1,831± acres of land for the protection of threatened and endangered species, provide movement corridors and connectivity, and provide wildlife oriented public use opportunities, located near Morgan Hill in Santa Clara County.



CENTRAL COAST:

Cienega Springs, Ventura County, $7,545,000
acquisition in fee of 282± acres of land by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) and to accept settlement funds from the U.S. Department of the Interior Natural Resource Damage Assessment and Restoration Fund for the protection of threatened and endangered species, riparian and floodplain habitat along the Santa Clara River and to provide wildlife oriented public use opportunities associated with CDFW's Fillmore Fish Hatchery located near Fillmore in Ventura County.



CENTRAL VALLEY AND SIERRA NEVADAS:

Mouth of Cottonwood Creek Expansion (Manner), Shasta County, $350,000
acquisition in fee of 13± acres of land by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife as an addition to the Mouth of Cottonwood Creek Wildlife Area to provide additional access for wildlife oriented public opportunities located near Cottonwood, in Shasta County


Pine Creek Linkages (Rose Ranch), Tehama County, $1,547,000
grant to the Northern California Regional Land Trust for a cooperative project with the Natural Resources Conservation Service to acquire a conservation easement over 5,545± acres to provide protection for deer, mountain lion, and oak habitats north of the town of Chico in Tehama County.


Epperson Place Ranch Conservation Easement, Colusa County, $403,000
grant to the California Rangeland Trust for a cooperative project with the Natural Resources Conservation Service to assist with the acquisition of a conservation easement over 1,547± acres of land to protect and sustain the rangeland, grazing land, grassland, working landscapes, wildlife habitat, and watersheds near Bear Valley in Colusa County
PULLED FROM AGENDA

Keegan Ranch Conservation Easement, Colusa County, $328,500
grant to the California Rangeland Trust for a cooperative project with the Natural Resources Conservation Service to assist with the acquisition of a conservation easement over 2,507± acres of land to protect and sustain the rangeland, grazing land, grassland, working landscapes, wildlife habitat, and watersheds near Bear Valley in Colusa County.
PULLED FROM AGENDA

Upper Butte Basin Wildlife Area Cherokee Farms, Exp. 7, Butte County, $2,640,000
acquisition in fee of 255± acres of land by the Department of Fish and Wildlife, as an expansion to the Upper Butte Basin Wildlife Area (UBBWA) supporting wetland habitat.


Maxwell Conservation Easement Transfer, Fresno County, $0.00
acceptance of a conservation easement over 15± acres of land,
held for mitigation purposes by the Sierra Foothill Conservancy, to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife for the continued protection of habitat and to prevent any use of the Property that will significantly impair or interfere with the conservation values of the Property, located in the city of Auberry in Fresno County.


Southern Sierra Nevada Mountains, Cummings, Kern County, $210,000
grant to The Nature Conservancy for a cooperative project with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to acquire a conservation easement over 1,019± acres of land for
the protection of native oak woodlands and rolling grasslands and to support habitat linkages and corridors between existing protected lands, located 25 miles southeast of Bakersfield and eleven miles northwest of the city center of Tehachapi in Kern County

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND DESERT:

Summers Meadow, Mono County $1,345,000
acquisition in fee for a cooperative project with the Natural Resources Conservation Service to acquire in fee 2,036± acres of rangeland including wet meadow, chaparral and sagebrush scrub habitat areas supporting deer, mountain lion, Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep and the greater sage grouse, located near the community of Bridgeport in Mono County.


Puma Canyon, Expansion 6, San Bernardino County, $66,000
grant to the Transition Habitat Conservancy to acquire 6± acres of land, to conserve lower montane chaparral and woodland habitat for the benefit of deer, mountain lion and other wildlife species, located in Puma Canyon on the lower northern slopes of the San Bernardino Mountains, near the community of Pinon Hills in San Bernardino County.


Shay Meadows Conservation Area Expansion 2 (Whitcher), San Bernardino County, $56,650
grant to the San Bernardino Mountains Land Trust (SBMLT) and the acceptance of a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Recovery Land Acquisition Grant and the approval to subgrant these federal
funds to the SBMLT to acquire in fee 5± acres of land for the protection and preservation of wet meadow and seasonal pond habitat supporting State and federally listed species, located near the community of Big Bear City, east of Big Bear Lake in San Bernardino County.


Shay Meadows Conservation Area Expansion 3 (Smith), San Bernardino County, $28,925
grant to the San Bernardino Mountains Land Trust (SBMLT) and the acceptance of a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Recovery Land Acquisition Grant and the approval to subgrant these federal
funds to the SBMLT to acquire in fee 3± acres of land for the protection and preservation of wet meadow and seasonal pond habitat supporting State and federally listed species, located near the community of Big Bear City, east of Big Bear Lake in San Bernardino County.


SR-91 Wildlife Underpass Design, Riverside County, $400,000
grant to California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) for a cooperative project with the Department of Fish and Wildlife to complete the design work for the replacement of an existing box tunnel with a bridge to facilitate wildlife crossing at a Caltrans Right of Way on SR-91, located approximately 0.7 miles west of the Green River Road Interchange in the City of Corona in Riverside County.

Western Riverside MSHCP (2012) – Dyer/Wynn, Riverside County, $128,200
grant to the Western Riverside County Regional Conservation Authority to acquire in fee 20± acres of land in western Riverside County located near the city of Lake Elsinore in Riverside County


Western Riverside MSHCP (2012) - McCormick, Riverside County, $68,000
grant to acquire in fee 5± acres of land in western Riverside County located near Murrieta in Riverside County


Hollenbeck Canyon Wildlife Area Expansion 5, San Diego County, $390,551
acquisition in fee of 391± acres of land that supports key populations of the endangered quino checkerspot butterfly as an expansion to the Hollenbeck Wildlife Area located near the
community of Jamul approximately 20 miles east of downtown San Diego.


Lucky 5 Ranch, Phase II, San Diego County, $510,000
grant to Anza-Borrego Foundation for a cooperative project with the San Diego Association of Governments, The Nature Conservancy, and the Resources Legacy Fund to acquire in fee 1,129± acres of land for the protection of habitat that supports endangered species, promotes the preservation of habitat linkages and corridors between existing protected lands, and offers the potential to provide for wildlife oriented public use opportunities, located near the community of Cuyamaca in San Diego County.


Sycuan Peak Ecological Reserve, Expansion 5, San Diego County, $77,650
acquisition in fee of 77± acres of land by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife for the protection of core areas of habitat to support threatened and endangered species and to secure key regional wildlife linkages all consistent with an existing Multiple Species Conservation Plan, a joint Habitat Conservation Plan and Natural Community Conservation Plan, located near the City of El Cajon in San Diego County.


Buena Vista Ecological Reserve (MacHutchin), San Diego County, $1,360,000
grant to The Buena Vista Audubon Society to acquire in fee 4± acres of coastal wetlands located near Oceanside in San Diego County.


Malibu Creek Rindge Dam Removal, Planning, Los Angeles County, $610,000
To consider the allocation for a grant to the California Department of Parks and Recreation for a cooperative project with the United States Army Corp of Engineers, State Coastal Conservancy/Santa Monica Bay Restoration Commission, California Department of Parks and Recreation, Los Angeles County, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Regional Water Quality Control Board, and Mountains Restoration Trust to complete the combined Feasibility Study and Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement for the removal of the Rindge Dam, located two miles north of City of Malibu in Los Angeles County.