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Saturday, May 7, 2016

In the Works:

Big Additions to LA's Circle of Parks

SUMMARY:
--Over 400 acres in Chatsworth trail corridor-a purchase
--1280 acres in Soledad Canyon--donated
--37 acres in East side of Topanga
--40 acres in Liberty canyon, north of Malibu Creek state park
 and more


(Taken from agendas of the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy and the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority from 1/6/16 to 5/4/16)


IN ABOVE MAP: Proposed purchases are in green outline


SIMI HILLS/SANTA SUSANA PASS

acquisition of 30 acre Woolsey Canyon Creek property, Chatsworth area. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment ] [Map] SMMC 3/28/2016

Woolsey Canyon – Simi Hills acquisition project, 30 ACRES AND 18 ACRES. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map 1] [Map 2] MRCA 2/3/2016

371 acres total, Joncich and WG Realty parcels: grant of mitigation funds to the Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District for the acquisition of APNs 646-0-170-040 and 649-0-010-415, Simi Hills, unincorporated Ventura County. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 5/4/2016

acquisition of APN 2723-001-001 (4.47 acres) in the Santa Susana Pass using mitigation funding and acceptance of private and public funding for said acquisition, Chatsworth area. Negotiators: Joseph T. Edmiston; David Seror; Jessica L. Bagdanov, and Nancy Zamora.. Under consideration: price and terms. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map ] MRCA 3/2/2016

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 MONICA MOUNTAINS-WEST AND VENTURA COUNTY:


ARROYO SEQUIT CREEK:

POSSIBLE ACQUISITION – 45 acre Camp Bloomfield/Arroyo Sequit Creek project: unincorporated Los Angeles County. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment 1] [Attachment 2] [Map] SMMC 3/28/2016 [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment ] [Map] MRCA 2/3/2016

20 acres west side of Little Sycamore Canyon road: acceptance of a donation of APNs 4472-005-011 and 012, each approximately 10 acres, in the Arroyo Sequit watershed, unincorporated Los Angeles County. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 5/4/2016



TOPANGA:

acquisition of approximately 6.28-acre parcel APN 4448-018-018 (1809 Tuna Canyon Road), adjacent Rocky Ledge, in the Topanga Canyon Watershed, unincorporated County of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment 1] [Attachment 2] [Map 1] [Map 2] MRCA 4/6/2016

acquisition of up to 37.05 acres comprised of all or portions of APNs 4434-008-007 and 4434-001-004 including conservation easement interests, and entering into necessary agreements with the owner to cover various pre-acquisition costs, Topanga Canyon watershed, unincorporated Los Angeles County. Negotiators: Joseph T. Edmiston and Tom Steers. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 5/4/2016

acceptance of a donation of an approximately 0.21-acre property (APN 2072-026-009), Old Topanga Canyon Road, City of Calabasas. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 5/4/2016



PUERCO CANYON TRAIL AND CAMPGROUND DESIGN PROJECT, 703 ACRES:
[Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment ] MRCA 2/3/2016contract with Geosyntec Consultants, Inc. for engineering services for the Puerco Canyon project. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment ] MRCA 5/4/2016
contract with Mia Lehrer + Associates for design services for the Puerco Canyon project. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment ] MRCA 5/4/2016
Coastal Camping at Puerco Canyon program. [Staff Report] [Resolution] MRCA 5/4/2016



LIBERTY CANYON:

habitat restoration both on and off Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority property in the 101 freeway corridor (both sides) at Liberty Canyon, City of Agoura Hills. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 4/6/2016

acquisition of APN 2063-048-011, a 40-acre property in Liberty Canyon, Agoura Hills.
[Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 4/6/2016
[Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] SMMC 4/25/2016

acquisition of APN 2064-006-001 (approximately 0.27 acres), Liberty Canyon at 101 freeway, City of Agoura Hills. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 5/4/2016


HIDDEN VALLEY:
comment letter to Ventura County, Major Modification of Planned Development Permit No. LU08-0133, 2701 White Stallion Road, Hidden Valley. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] [Map] SMMC 1/11/2016

YERBA BUENA ROAD,
70 acres: comment letter to Ventura County on Case No. Pl 16-0006, 9899 Yerba Buena, unincorporated Ventura County. [Comment Letter] [Attachment 1] [Attachment 2] [Attachment 3] [Map 1] [Map 2] [Map 3] [Resolution] SMMC 2/22/2016


LADYFACE MOUNTAIN,
7 acres: comment letter to the City of Agoura Hills on Mitigated Negative Declaration for proposed Ladyface Mountain Senior Apartments project, VTTM 71742, 30800 Agoura Road. [Comment Letter] [Resolution] [Attachment 1] [Attachment 2] [Map] SMMC 4/25/2016

FROM TOPANGA TO LEO CARRILLO:
project planning and design work on Malibu coastal trail and access projects, City of Malibu and unincorporated Los Angeles County. [Staff Report] [Attachment 1] [Attachment 2] [Attachment 3] [Map] SMMC 4/25/2016 [Staff Report] [Map] MRCA 4/6/2016


acceptance of an additional easement over a portion of the property located at 22548 Pacific Coast Highway, City of Malibu. [Staff Report] MRCA 1/6/2016, REMOVED FROM AGENDA

SWEETWATER MESA:
acceptance of a trail easement at 3093 Sweetwater Mesa Road on portions of APNs 4452-025-025 and 4453-005-089, City of Malibu and unincorporated Los Angeles County. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 1/6/2016

acceptance of trail easement at 27865 Winding Way (APN 4467-005-007), City of Malibu. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment ] [Map ] MRCA 3/2/2016

BIG ROCK BEACH:
beach access project at 20516 Pacific Coast Highway, City of Malibu. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map 1] [Map 2] MRCA 4/6/2016

FROM TOPANGA TO ZUMA:
acceptance of the offers to dedicate scenic easements associated with Coastal Development Permit No. 5-91-755 (Preferred Financial), incorporated and unincorporated Malibu. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 5/4/2016

CARBON CANYON:
acquire Carbon Canyon Creek parcels, unincorporated Los Angeles County. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 5/4/2016


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SANTA MONICA MOUNTAINS-IN LA CITY

CAHUENGA PASS:
acceptance of a donation in fee of APN 5549-003-010, approximately 0.44 acres. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map 1] [Map 2] MRCA 4/6/2016

CAHUENGA PASS:
Exchange of up to a total one-acre combination of APNs 2428-028-900 and 5549-001-900 and additional road easement for APN 5549-001-001 (4.53-acres) for habitat linkage purposes [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 5/4/2016

LAUREL CANYON:
acquire a Laurel Canyon spring parcel, City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 5/4/2016

STUDIO CITY/COLDWATER CANYON:
comment letter to the City of Los Angeles on the Recirculated Draft Environmental Impact Report for the Harvard-Westlake School project. [Comment Letter] [Resolution] [Attachment 1] [Attachment 2] [Attachment 3] [Attachment 4] SMMC 3/28/2016

STUDIO CITY/COLDWATER CANYON:
sale of an approximately 0.15 acre portion of APN 2385-018-904 and retaining a conservation and trail easement over all of said portion; 12899 W. Mulholland Drive, City of Los Angeles. Negotiators: Joseph T. Edmiston and Moe Hayat. Under consideration: price and terms. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 5/4/2016

HOLLYWOOD HILLS:
acceptance of conservation easement(s) over portions of APN 5572-002-005 (2745 and 2755 Outpost Drive), approximately 0.33 acres total, Mulholland Scenic Corridor, City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] [Map] MRCA 4/6/2016

BILLIONAIRE BUYS 292 or 450 ACRES ALONG 405 FREEWAY


WOODLAND HILLS:
Operation and maintenance of a new open space area at the Girard Reservoir [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 4/6/2016


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SANTA SUSANA MOUNTAINS

CHATSWORTH-NORTH OF 118 FREEWAY:
agreement with Forestar Chatsworth LLC (Deerlake Ranch project) to: (a) provide various temporary and permanent easements on adjacent Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority (MRCA) Deerlake Highlands parcels; (b) conduct oak tree mitigation on adjacent MRCA property; (c) accept funding for various purposes, and (d) accept the dedication of the following eighteen parcels totaling over one acre (APNs 2819-003-001; 2819-003-005; 2819-003-006; 2819-003-007; 2819-004-030; 2818-009-032; 2818-004-053; 2818-004-054; 2818-005-003; 2818-005-014; 2818-006-007; 2818-006-021; 2818-007-025; 2818-007-026; 2818-008-009; 2818-008-024; 2818-009-031, and 2818-009-033); unincorporated Chatsworth area. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map 1] [Map 2] [Map 3] MRCA 1/6/2016

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SANTA CLARITA AND ANTELOPE VALLEYS

PICO CANYON:
comment letter to Los Angeles County on Draft Environmental Impact Report for Aidlin Hills Residential Project (Vesting Tentative Tract Map No. 52796 – sch No. 2014091027) Pico Canyon, unincorporated Santa Clarita area. [Comment Letter] [Resolution] [Attachment 1] [Attachment 2] [Attachment 3] [Attachment 4] [Attachment 5] [Attachment 6] [Map] SMMC 1/11/2016

SOUTH OF 14 FREEWAY AND HIGHWAY 126:
project planning and design work on upper Santa Clara River watershed projects in the Rim of the Valley Trail Corridor, City of Santa Clarita and unincorporated Los Angeles County. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment 1] [Attachment 2] [Map] [Attachment 3] SMMC 4/25/2016 [Staff Report] [Resolution] MRCA 5/4/2016

TEJON RANCH:
comment letter to Los Angeles County on the revised Notice of Preparation (SCH No. 2004031072 ) for the Centennial Project, unincorporated Los Angeles County. [Comment Letter] [Resolution] [Attachment] MRCA 1/6/2016

SOLEDAD CANYON:
acceptance of a conservation easement over an approximately 63-acre portion of APN 3209-011-006, unincorporated Los Angeles County. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 1/6/2016

SOLEDAD CANYON:
acceptance of a donation of approximately 500 acres (APNs 3209-006-018 and 3209-007-020), unincorporated Los Angeles County. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 5/4/2016

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EAST SAN FERNANDO VALLEY-ANGELES FOREST:

VERDUGO HILLS GOLF COURSE RE-DEVEVELOPMENT:
comment letter to the City of Los Angeles on Draft Environmental Impact Report (env-2007-3083-eir) and Recirculated Portions of the Draft Environmental Impact Report (rp-deir) for Verdugo Hills Golf Course project, 6433 La Tuna Canyon Road, Tujunga. [Comment Letter] [Resolution] [Attachment 1] [Attachment 2] [Attachment 3] [Attachment 4] [Attachment 5] SMMC 1/11/2016

acceptance of a donation of an approximately 0.08 acre property, APN 5607-026-009, in the Mountain Oaks area, City of Glendale. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map 1] [Map 2] MRCA 3/2/2016

Lopez Canyon Park Improvement project. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment 1] [Attachment 2] [Map ] MRCA 3/2/2016

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ASSORTED:

Consideration of resolution adopting the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy Annual Report for fy 2014/2015. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Annual Report] SMMC 2/22/2016

Preview of findings from the Green Solution Project, Phase IV: Using Nature-Based Solutions to Transform Stormwater Runoff into New Water Supplies and Reduce Greenhouse Gases. [Staff Report] SMMC 4/25/2016

Consideration of resolution adopting FY 16/17 Workprogram. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 5/4/2016


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