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Saturday, April 28, 2018

WCB 5/2018: CA to Buy North LA County River Campground to Connect parks

About 30,000 Acres of CA Forests and Habitat to Be Saved in May


HIGHLIGHT: The State board will fund the buy-out of a 51 acre KOA campground which is a key connection in the Pacific Crest Trail in LA County, and its acquisition would bridge a gap between two portions of Angeles National Forest. Over twenty-four acres of critical habitat for the federally-listed arroyo toad would be permanently protected in public ownership; along with other federally- and state-listed species.The Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority has tentatively agreed to assume ownership once the property is acquired.

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Meeting of CA WILDLIFE CONSERVATION BOARD (WCB)
May 24, 2018, 10:00 a.m.

Preliminary Agendas:
SUMMARY:

SAN MATEO COUNTY: 160 ACRES OF DEVELOPMENT RIGHTS
TULARE/KERN COUNTIES: 36 ACRES
SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY DESERT: 367 ACRES
SISKIYOU COUNTY: 5849 ACRES PLUS DEVELOPMENT RIGHTS OF 1346 ACRRES
MENDOCINO COUNTY: 23,681 ACRES
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE: 359 ACRES
NORTH LA COUNTY IN SOLEDAD CANYON: 51 ACRES
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DETAILS, SO FAR:

Restoration of 3000 acre Sanhedrin Ranch, owned by Trust For Public Land, in Mendocino National Forest (approximately 9000 acres of the ranch is still privately owned)

#8, Sinnott Parcel, near Pescadero in San Mateo County
$75,000 from WCB to CADFW to buy 160 acre conservation easement


#9, Allensworth Ecological Reserve, Expansion 58-68, in Tulare and Kern Counties
purchase of 36 acres in fee by CADFW with a WCB grant of $61,000


#10, Morongo Basin and Expansion 1, San Bernardino County
A WCB grant of $186,000 to Mojave Desert Land Trust to buy 367 acres in fee


#13, McCloud Soda Springs Working Forest, in Siskiyou County
A WCB grant of $610,000 to the Pacific Forest Trust to buy a 1346 acre forest conservation easement; CalTrans is also contributing money
DETAILS:


#14, Shasta Big Springs Fee Acquisition, near Montague, in Siskiyou County
A WCB grant of $2.44 million to CADFW to buy 5849 acres in fee


#15, Lyme Redwoods Company, Ten Mile River, near Fort Bragg in Mendocino County
WCB grant of $4.48 million to the Nature Conservancy to buy a 23,681 acre forest conservation easement. Also providing funding are CalFire, The State Coastal Conservancy, and the California Natural Resources Agency.


#18, Fay Canyon Wildlife Area Expansion 1 - Jobs Peak Ranch/Barber Creek, near South Lake Tahoe in Alpine County
WCB grant of $1.4 million to CADFW to buy 359 acres in fee


#19, Robin's Nest riverside campground, along Santa Clara River in north Los Angeles County.
A WCB grant of $1.6 million to the Trust For Public Land to buy 51 acres in fee, in cooperation with the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy

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