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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

CA Coastal Land preserves grow

Land Preserves Funded by the CA Coastal Conservancy in Late 2016-Early 2017
ON VENTURA COUNTY'S SANTA CLARA RIVER: Augmentation of the Conservancy’s October 21, 2010 authorization to include the acquisition of 50.17 acres of property commonly known as “A.C. Growers” to implement the Santa Clara River Parkway project in Ventura County. Coastal Conservancy 2/2/2017


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IN CARMEL: disburse up to $2 million to the Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District for acquisition of approximately 170 acres of the Rancho Cañada Golf Club along the Carmel River and dedication of instream water rights in Carmel, Monterey County. Coastal Conservancy 12/1/2016


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IN SANTA CRUZ: disburse up to $200,000 to the Land Trust of Santa Cruz County to acquire fee title to a portion of the170-acre Marywood Property in Scotts Valley and to acquire a conservation easement over the remainder of the property, to protect a wildlife corridor, to enable future establishment of a wildlife undercrossing of Highway 17, and to preserve and enhance the natural resources of the property, Santa Cruz County. Coastal Conservancy 12/1/2016

Monday, March 20, 2017

Latest L.A. Mountain Park Land Deals

More Puzzle Pieces in L.A. Park System Being Purchased

taken from agendas for the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy and the MRCA from December 2016 to March 22, 2017



SANTA MONICA MOUNTAINS: IN LA CITY

resolution adopting Eastern Santa Monica Mountains Habitat Linkage Planning Map, City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] [Map] SMMC 1/23/2017

10 acres Between Trebek and Runyan Canyon: agreement with the Trust for Public land to accept a conservation easement totaling approximately 10.2 acres over portions of APN 5571-025-042 in Curson Canyon watershed and authorizing acceptance of said conservation easement, City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Attachment] [Map] [Resolution] MRCA 12/7/2016

17 acres in Laurel Canyon: acquisition of APN 5562-006-020 approximately 17.38 acres; Laurel Canyon, City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] [Attachment 1] [Attachment 2] MRCA 3/1/2017 [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 2/1/2017

0.1 acres acquisition of APN 4378-002-012 in Hoag Canyon, 2471 Nalin Drive, City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] [Map] MRCA 3/1/2017

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SANTA CLARITA VALLEY:


51 acres: grant of Proposition 1 funds to the Trust for Public Land to acquire the Robin’s Nest property, approximately 51 acres (apns 3209-008-012, -013, -016), Upper Santa Clara River. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] [Map] SMMC 12/12/2016

comment letter to Los Angeles County on Draft Recirculated Environmental Impact Report for the Mission Village Project, Santa Clara River, SCH No. 2005051143. [Comment Letter] [Resolution] [Attachment 1] [Attachment 2] [Attachment 3] [Attachment 4] [Attachment 5]
SMMC 12/12/2016
resolution to augment December 2016 comment letter. [Staff Report] [Map] [Attachment ] [Attachment 2] SMMC 2/27/17

resolution authorizing a) entering into a grant agreement with the Wildlife Conservation Board, and b) the contingent advance of funds for non-refundable payment for the acquisition of APNs 3210-009-013 and 014, Stickleback Ranch, approximately 41 acres, Soledad Canyon, unincorporated Los Angeles County. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment 1] [Attachment 2] [Map] MRCA 3/1/2017
[Resolution] [Staff Report] [Map 1] [Map 2] MRCA 2/1/2017


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SANTA MONICA MOUNTAINS: MALIBU, LA COUNTY:

acquisition of ten parcels totaling approximately 95 acres (apns 2072-024-005, -019, -020, 2072-025-014, -015, -016, 2072-027, -004 -005, -006, 2072-030-010) Dry Creek Canyon, City of Calabasas. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment 1] [Attachment 2] [Map] [Letters of Support]
SMMC 12/12/2016 . [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] [Attachment] MRCA 12/7/2016

comment letter to City of Malibu on the Malibu Memorial Park Project, Initial Study No. 16-002, Mitigated Negative Declaration No. 16-001, Coastal Development Permit No. 15-028, and associated requests, 4000 Malibu Canyon Road. [Resolution] [Attachment 1] [Attachment 2] [Attachment 3] [Attachment 4] [Attachment 5] [Comment Letter] SMMC 2/27/17

Escondido Falls trail parking lot: acceptance of title to APN 4460-007-900, Malibu from L.A. County. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 12/7/2016

33 acres west of Balch Ranch: acceptance of a donation of approximately 33 acres, APN 2057-027-003 and a portion of APN 2057-027-009, in Triunfo Canyon, Westlake Village. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 12/7/2016

purchase of APN 2052-013-040, approximately 5 acres, Liberty Canyon, unincorporated Los Angeles County. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 2/1/2017

61 acres between Charmlee and Leo Carrillo parks: acceptance of a donation of Assessor’s Parcel Numbers 4472-030-005, 4472-030-006, 4472-024-017, and 4472-024-018, comprising approximately 61 acres of property in the proximity of Decker Canyon Road, Malibu. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 2/1/2017

acceptance of donation of approximately 5 acres, APN 4464-020=055, Bulldog Motorway vicinity, Los Angeles County. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment 1] [Attachment 2] [Map] MRCA 2/1/2017

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VENTURA COUNTY:

resolution adopting Rim of the Valley Trail Corridor map to include areas around City of Moorpark and authorize filing with Secretary of State. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] SMMC 2/27/17

resolution authorizing addition of Conejo Mountain area into the Conservancy Workprogram. unincorporated Ventura County. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] SMMC 2/27/17

acceptance of a donation of approximately 9.06 acres, APN 619-0-110-045, Simi Valley, Ventura County, California and transfer to the Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District.[Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 12/7/2016 [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 2/1/2017

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EAST LA HILLS:

comment letter to the City of Los Angeles regarding the Draft Environmental Impact Report for the proposed The Abode at Glassell Park Project (Case no. env-2015-2354-eir, sch no. 2015101077) in Walnut Canyon, City of Los Angeles. [Resolution] [Attachment 1] [Attachment 2] [Attachment 3] [Comment Letter] [Attachment 4] [Attachment 5] SMMC 2/27/17

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SANTA SUSANA MOUNTAINS AND SIMI HILLS:

resolution authorizing potential amendments to Deerlake Ranch and related Deerlake Highlands agreements, Devil and Browns Canyon watersheds, unincorporated Los Angeles County. [Attachment 1] [Attachment 2] [Attachment 3] MRCA 12/7/2016

Sherman Way at Bell Creek: acceptance of fee simple open space, conservation easements, and trail easements 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] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 12/7/2016

Joughin Ranch road Improvements. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] MRCA 3/22/2017
[Resolution] [Staff Report] MRCA 3/22/2017

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resolution authorizing entering into a Chapter 8 Agreement with Los Angeles County Treasurer and Tax Collector to acquire parcels removed from the 2016B public auction. [Staff Report] [Resolution]
[Map 1) [Map 2] Kagel Canyon
[Map 3] Glassell Park
[Map 4] Hollywood Hills
MRCA 2/1/2017