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Monday, October 31, 2016

Three Coastal Land deals from September

CA Coastal Conservancy Funds Three Big Deals in September

FOR DETAILS: see agenda:

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disburse up to $1,000,000 to Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District to acquire conservation and public trail easements over the 873-acre Stewarts Point Ranch on the northern Sonoma County coast.


disburse up to $1,700,000 to The Trust for Public Land to acquire a conservation easement to be held by the Land Trust of Napa County over the 7,286-acre Montesol Ranch of which 6,184 acres are in northern Napa County, to preserve and enhance the watershed resources of the property and to protect the water quality of Lake Berryessa and its tributaries.
disburse up to $5,000,000 to The Nature Conservancy for acquisition of the 561-acre Southland Sod Farm property in the City of Oxnard, Ventura County.


Big Land Deal in Napa, and others by State Wildlife Board

Several Thousand Acres of Wildlife homes are to be Saved by CA in November

Notice of Meeting
WILDLIFE CONSERVATION BOARD
November 16, 2016 10:00 a.m. State Capitol, Room 112 Sacramento, California 95814
Preliminary Agenda Items 

DETAILS:

NORTH COAST:

State Route 36, Buck Mountain Mitigation, Humboldt County $0.00
acceptance of 155± acres to compensate for impacts due to State Route 36 Road Improvement project undertaken in 2013. The property is located near Dinsmore.


SIERRA NEVADAS:

Smithneck Creek Wildlife Area Land Exchange, Sierra County $7,000
exchange of 4± acres owned by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) for 9± acres, owned by Sierra County to serve as an expansion to CDFW’s Smithneck Creek Wildlife Area located near the town of Loyalton in Sierra County.


SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA:

Montesol Ranch, Lake and Napa Counties $3,760,000
acquire a Conservation Easement over 7,266± acres of land near the City of Calistoga

American Canyon, Napa County $0.00
acceptance of 307± acres to compensate for the construction of the American Canyon High School and Middle School located in American Canyon in Napa County.


CENTRAL COAST:

Marywood- Hwy 17 Wildlife Crossing, Santa Cruz County $415,000
acquire a conservation easement over 133± acres of land located near Scotts Valley

Irish Hills, Waddell Ranch, San Luis Obispo County $505,000
acquire in fee 154± acres


L.A.COUNTY:

Chesebro Meadow, Los Angeles County $2,555,000
acquire 71± acres to enhance wildlife linkages, located near the City of Agoura.


SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA:

Cheyenne property, San Diego County $567,825
acquire in fee 118± acres in the City of Santee.

Capralis property, San Diego County $108,015
acquire in fee 20± acres in the City of Santee

University Heights, San Diego $1,281,750
acquisition of 258± acres near the City of Escondido


L.A./Ventura Mountain parks deals in Sept. and Oct 2016

3 Big Land Deals near 101 Freeway Mountain Lion Crossing

(Taken from the agendas of the SMMC and MRCA from September and October of 2016)

PURCHASE OF 95 ACRES NORTH SIDE OF OLD TOPANGA CANYON:s (APNs 2072-024-005, -019, -020, 2072-025-014, -015, -016, 2072-027-004, -005, -006, 2072-030-010), in Dry Creek Canyon, City of Calabasas. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 10/27/2016


PURCHASE OF 71 ACRES ON NORTH SIDE OF 101 FREEWAY: APNs 2052-009-270 and 2055-010-270, totaling approximately 71 acres adjacent to the City of Agoura Hills. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map MRCA 10/27/2016 [Staff Report] [Resolution] MRCA 10/27/2016


accepting dedication of APN 2063-048-011, approximately 60 acres, in the Liberty Canyon Corridor, unincorporated Agoura area. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment 1] [Attachment 2] [Attachment 3] [Map] MRCA 10/14/2016



AND MORE:


SANTA MONICA MOUNTAINS/EAST----IN L.A. CITY:

FRANKLIN CANYON TRAILS: Consideration of resolution authorizing submission of an amicus letter in support of the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority’s Petition for Review to the California Supreme Court in the matter of Friends of the Hastain Trail, et al. v. Coldwater Development, LLC, et al. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment ] SMMC 9/26/2016

acceptance of conservation easement over approximately 0.3 acre portion of APN 4370-010-007 in the Stone Canyon Reservoir area, City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map 1] [Map 2] MRCA 9/7/2016

acceptance of donation of approximately 2.5 acres, APNs 5549-006-023, 024, 025, 026, and 027, with the donor retaining an approximately 1,000 square-feet parking easement on APN 5549-006-024, in the Mulholland Scenic Corridor, City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA

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INLAND OF MALIBU:


Consideration of resolution opposing Measure F, City of Calabasas. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment 1] [Attachment 2] [Attachment 3] SMMC 9/26/2016 . [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment 1] [Attachment 2] [Attachment 3] [Attachment 4] MRCA 9/7/2016

comment letter to the City of Agoura Hills on mitigated negative declaration for the Cornerstone Mixed-Use Project. [Comment Letter] [Resolution] [Attachment 1] [Attachment 2] [Attachment 3] [Attachment 4] [Map] SMMC 10/24/2016

comment letter to the City of Calabasas on proposed project located at 23600 Dry Canyon Cold Creek Road. [Comment Letter] [Resolution] [Map] SMMC 10/24/2016


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SIMI HILLS:

acceptance of fee simple open space from Vesting Tentative Tract Map Nos. VTT-73714-SL (APNs 2026-001-017, 019) and VTT-73814-SL (APN 2026-001-135) alongside Bell Creek, and entering into agreements as necessary, West Hills, City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] MRCA 10/27/2016

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VENTURA COUNTY:

Report on the status and potential projects of the joint powers agreement between City of Moorpark and the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy. [Staff Report] SMMC 9/26/2016

Presentation and discussion of AB 2189 (Irwin), regarding the expansion of the Rim of the Valley Trail Corridor to include areas in and around the City of Moorpark. [Staff Report] [Attachment ] [Attachment 2] SMMC 9/26/2016

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WEST SANTA MONICA MOUNTAINS:

acceptance of the offer to dedicate trail easement associated with Coastal Development Permit No. A-4-MAL-13-0257 (Safapour), incorporated and unincorporated Malibu. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 9/7/2016

acceptance of transfer of the remaining 32 lateral access way easements located off of Pacific Coast Highway, Latigo Shore Drive, and Malibu Road in the City of Malibu and unincorporated Los Angeles County from Access for All. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 9/7/2016

Consideration of resolution (a) amending Resolution No. 14-176, (b) authorizing acceptance of a dedication of trail easement over APN 4438-033-074, and (c) authorizing extinguishment of an existing trail easement on said parcel contingent upon recordation of adequate replacement of trail easement, Las Flores Canyon, unincorporated Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 9/7/2016

amendment and augmentation of a professional services contract with Stantec for engineering design services for the Coastal Slope Trail from Murphy Way to Escondido Canyon Park, City of Malibu. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 10/14/2016

acceptance of transfer of two lateral beach access way easements located at 22314 Pacific Coast Highway (APN 4452-001-018) and 19154 Pacific Coast Highway (APN 4449-004-017) in the City of Malibu from Access for All. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 10/19/2016

acceptance of the offers to dedicate scenic easements and/or open space easements associated with Coastal Development Permit Nos. 5-91-030 (Ring Financial Tazon), 4-98-281 (Cariker) and 4-00-028 (Layman Financial), incorporated and unincorporated Malibu. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 10/19/2016

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NORTH L.A. COUNTY:

Consideration of resolution amending resolution 16-86 authorizing an application for Environmental Enhancement Mitigation Program (EEMP) Grant Funds for Temescal Ranch Acquisition Project Phase 2. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] [Map] MRCA 9/7/2016

acceptance of an agricultural conservation easement over APN 3240-013-011 (approximately 1615 acres) from Transition Habitat Conservancy and entering into any associated agreements, Portal Ridge area, unincorporated Los Angeles County. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment 1] [Attachment 2] [Map] MRCA 9/7/2016

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EAST L.A. HILLS:

Consideration of resolution authorizing a grant of Proposition 84 funds to the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority to acquire properties in Los Angeles County Treasurer and Tax Collector Chapter 8 Agreements, South Pasadena and east Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment ] [Maps 1] [Maps 2] SMMC 10/24/2016
Consideration of resolution authorizing application to the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy for a grant funds to acquire properties in Los Angeles County Treasurer and Tax Collector Chapter 8 Agreements 2731 and 2732, South Pasadena and east Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 10/19/2016

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EAST SAN FERNANDO VALLEY:

contract amendment with MIG, Inc. for additional design services for the Pacoima Wash Greenway-El Dorado Park project. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] [Map] MRCA 9/7/2016

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ALTADENA:

granting of a trail easement over APN 5843-019-903 to Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation for the purpose of implementing the Altadena Crest Trail, Rubio Canyon, unincorporated County of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment ] [Map 1] [Map 2] MRCA 10/19/2016