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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Some New Purchases by the CA Wildlife Board

WCB MEETING 2017 -11
the full story on each deal:

#7. City of Arcata, Lima Conservation Easement Humboldt County $0
located in the City of Arcata, Humboldt County.
Grantee: CALFIRE/CDF gets CE; City of Arcata owns fee title, bought with CALFIRE grant
Grantor: acceptance of a conservation easement over 20+ acres
WCB 2017-11

#8. Snowcreek VIII Mitigation Mono County $0 ; To consider the acceptance of a conservation easement. The Easement satisfies a mitigation requirement of a grading permit issued to the Snowcreek Development Company and is located in the Town of Mammoth Lakes in Mono County.
Grantee: CDFW
Grantor: no-cost, acceptance of a CE over 15± acres from the Town of Mammoth Lakes
WCB 2017-11

#9. Wheeler Ridge, Expansion 6, Mono County $305,000
located near the community of Swall Meadows, near Mammoth Lakes
Grantee: California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Grantor: WCB $275,000 to buy in fee 10± acres
WCB 2017-11

#10. Rancho Jamul Ecological Reserve, Expansion 3 San Diego County $25,000
located near the community of Jamul
Grantee: CDFW
Grantor: WCB $10,000 to buy in fee 40± acres, land appraised at $150,000
WCB 2017-11

#11 Rancho Jamul Ecological Reserve, Expansion 4, San Diego County $0 ; To consider the of land by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife as an expansion to CDFW’s Rancho Jamul Ecological Reserve to satisfy a mitigation requirement due to the State Route 94 highway safety improvement and widening project, located near the community of Jamul in San Diego County.
Grantee: CDFW
Grantor: no-cost, acceptance of 3± acres
WCB 2017-11

#12. County of San Diego Multiple Species Conservation Plan 2015 (Brown) San Diego County $83,850; located near the City of Santee in San Diego County.
Grantee: Endangered Habitats Conservancy
Grantor: USFWS $137,000 and WCB $73,850 for fee title to 9± acres
WCB 2017-11

#15. San Joaquin River Parkway (County of Madera) Madera County $340,000
located near the City of Fresno
Grantee: CDFW to transfer to SJRC
Grantor: WCB $310,000 to buy in fee 12± acres
WCB 2017-11


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WCB MEETING ON 2/22/2018:

the full story on each deal:


7. East Contra Costa County HCP/NCCP (Roddy Ranch Golf Course) Contra Costa County $1,065,250
located in the city of Antioch, Contra Costa County.
Grantee: ECCCHC to get fee title to 230 acres
Grantor: WCB $1.05M, USFWS $880,000, EBRPD $20,000

11. Hunter Ranch forest, Humboldt County $3,030,000
located near the communities of Maple Creek and Bridgeville in Humboldt County.
Grantee: Northcoast Regional Land Trust
Grantor: WCB $3 M for 15,682± acres conservation easement

13. Palisades Ranch, Mojave River, San Bernardino County $1,270,000
located near the community of Helendale in San Bernardino County.
Grantee: Mojave Desert Land Trust
Grantor: WCB $1.24M, USFWS $1.3M to buy 1640 acres in fee

14. Big Tujunga Wash, Los Angeles County $800,000
located near Sunland in Los Angeles County.
Grantee: MRCA
Grantor: SMMC $3.5M, WCB $800,00 and LA County $140,000 to buy 111 acres in fee

15. Los Angeles River-Taylor Yard G2 Expansion 1, Los Angeles County $5,015,000
at Taylor Yard located 4 miles north of downtown Los Angeles.
Grantee: SMMC/MRCA
Grantor: WCB $5M, SMMC $1.9M for 3 acre easement

16. Palo Verde Ecological Reserve, Expansion 4 (Crescent Shores) Riverside County $1,885,000
located north of the city of Blythe in Riverside County and will provide future wildlife oriented public use opportunities.
Grantee: CA DFW
Grantor: USFWS/Pitman Robertson: $5.5M and WCB $1.835M to buy 328 acres in fee


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