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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

State Helps Purchase of Big Sonoma Coast Gem

State Coastal Conservancy to Fund Saving 1600 Acres at Late June Meeting

For Agenda:


SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA:

IN MARIN COUNTY: 351.2 ACRES
IN SONOMA COUNTY: 1235 ACRES

Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $400,000 to Marin Audubon Society for the acquisition of a 5.2 acre property adjoined to the north, east and south by the Corte Madera Marsh Ecological Reserve in Marin County. Coastal Conservancy 6/25/2015
Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $300,000 to the Marin County Open Space District to acquire the 16 acre Sky Ranch property adjacent to the Bald Hill Open Space Preserve and Marin Municipal Water District land in Marin County. Coastal Conservancy 6/25/2015
Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $475,000 to the Marin Agricultural Land Trust for the acquisition of a conservation easement over the 330-acre Gallagher Ranch in west Marin County. Coastal Conservancy 6/25/2015


Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $1,000,000 to The Wildlands Conservancy for the acquisition of the approximately 547-acre Estero Ranch property in southwestern Sonoma County for the purposes of habitat protection, public access and agricultural preservation. Coastal Conservancy 6/25/2015 (postponed to October 2015 meeting)
Landowner seeks $6.9 million. An additional $1 million was granted by the Moore Foundation for this purchase: https://www.moore.org/grants/list/GBMF4622


Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $500,000 to the Trust for Public Land to acquire the 688-acre parcel known as the Richardson-Kashia property for the purposes of natural resource protection and public access in coastal Sonoma County. 
Includes 1 mile of coastline. Coastal Conservancy 6/25/2015
CENTRAL COAST:

14.7 ACRES IN SANTA BARBARA COUNTY
Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $500,000 to the Trust for Public Land to acquire a 14.7 acre parcel (Veronica Meadows) in lower Arroyo Burro watershed, Santa Barbara County. Coastal Conservancy 6/25/2015
http://scc.ca.gov/webmaster//ftp/pdf/sccbb/2015/1506/20150625Board15_Arroyo_Burro_Watershed.pdf

http://www.santabarbaraca.gov/civica/press/display.asp?layout=4&Entry=1080

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