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--the California "Mega-Park" Project

Tracking measurable success on efforts across California to preserve and connect our Parks & Wildlife Corridors



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Saturday, April 6, 2019

WCB 3/2019

Our State Wildlife Board Financed Saving Several Thousand Acres for Wildlife in March

FULL AGENDA WITH MAPS:


IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA:

8 Acre Luffenholtz Beach in Trinidad in Humboldt County, transfer from State to Trinidad Coastal Land Trust

65 acre donation to state of Lower Yuba River property from Bear Yuba Land Trust

64 acres-Wheeler Ridge preserve expansions 9 and 10, in Mono County, purchase of 4 acres by the State for $150,000, and donation of 59 acres to the State from the Eastern Sierra Land Trust

32 acres-Battle Creek in Shasta County, purchase of 32 acres, price is $680,000

2607 acres-Whiskey Hill in Colusa County, purchase of conservation easement over 2607 acres by the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, grant of $759,000



IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA:

479 acres-Coachella Valley in Riverside County, (Clifton-Lamb property, west of Palm Springs) purchase of 479 acres with federal funds

58 acres near Murrieta in Western Riverside, grant of $1.07 million in federal funds to Riverside County

5 acres purchased at Denk Mountain, in San Diego County, with $74,200 in federal funds, by the Center For Natural Lands Management

162 acres-Van Dam Cornerstone in San Diego County, grant to City of Poway for purchase of 162 acres, with federal funds

1415 acres-Desert Springs near Lake Isabella in Kern County, 1415 acres by TPL, grant of $1.38 million

120 acres-Portal ridge in North LA County, purchase of 120 acres from 2 owners by the Transition Habitat Conservancy; grant of $480,000


SMMC-MRCA 1/1/2019 to 4/3/2019

The Latest LA Mountain Park Projects, Both Good And Bad
From 1/1/2019 to 4/3/2019

KEY:
PARK CREATION PROJECTS
DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS ON NATURAL LANDS

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MALIBU/SANTA MONICA MOUNTAINS:

CARLISLE CANYON: acceptance of donation of approximately 30 acres (APNs 694-0-210-120, 370 and 510), pursuant to Resolution No. 96-52, in Carlisle Canyon of the Santa Monica Mountains in unincorporated Ventura County. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 1/9/2019

LAS FLORES CANYON: acceptance of a donation of approximately 8.62 acres, APN 4448-026-072, Las Flores Canyon, unincorporated Los Angeles County. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 2/6/2019

MALIBU PIER: construction, operation, and maintenance of two beach access stairways at Malibu Pier, City of Malibu. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] MRCA 3/6/2019

WEST OF DECKER CANYON CAMP: acquire 40 acres APN 4472-019-002 in Los Alisos Canyon and Lachusa Canyon in the coastal Santa Monica Mountains, unincorporated Los Angeles County. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 3/6/2019 (map also includes APNs 4472-030 003, 005, and 007)

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CALABASAS:

77 acres east of Las Virgenes Road at Agoura Road: comment letter to the City of Calabasas on the Draft Environmental Impact Report for the 77 acre West Village at Calabasas project (formerly called “Canyon Oaks”), containing 180 multifamily units and 5800 square feet of retail with 66 acres as open space and flood control basin. [Comment Letter] [Resolution] [Attachment 1] [Attachment 2] [Attachment 3] see attachment 3 for map
SMMC 1/28/2019

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LA CITY PORTION OF SANTA MONICA MOUNTAINS:

BEVERLY GLEN: sale of up to 500 square feet of a portion of APN 4379-032-900 and retaining a conservation easement over up to 200 square feet of said portion to resolve encroachment and retaining wall issues with adjacent property owner of 14220 Mulholland Dr., APN 4379-032-006, in the City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map 1] [Map 2] MRCA 3/6/2019

WEST OF 405: Mission Canyon Park project, Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment]

BRONSON CANYON: Under 1 acre, acquisition of APNs 5580-018-022 and 023 and accepting private funds for said acquisition near Griffith Park, City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 4/3/2019

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LOS ANGELES RIVER:

planning grant to Heal the Bay for study of existing Los Angeles River riverfront parks to predict ecosystem function of future riverfront projects, City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] SMMC 3/25/2019

Pacoima Wash Greenway-El Dorado Park project, City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] [Map] MRCA 2/6/2019

contract with Tetra Tech, Inc. for the development of an Upper Los Angeles River and Tributaries Revitalization Plan. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] MRCA 3/6/2019

Los Angeles River Environmental Flows Study, project planning and design, City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] MRCA 3/6/2019

Taylor Yard G2 property owned by the City of Los Angeles and a multipurpose easement over an approximately 12.5 acre portion of APN 5442-002-823, to be acquired by the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority, located adjacent to the Los Angeles River in Glassell Park. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] [Map] [Map 2] MRCA 4/3/2019

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VENTURA COUNTY WILDLIFE CORRIDORS:

comment letter to the Ventura County Board of Supervisors on the amendments to the General Plan and Non-Coastal Zoning Ordinance to establish a Habitat Connectivity and Wildlife Corridors Overlay Zone, a Critical Wildlife Passage Areas Overlay Zone, and related regulations (PL16-0127). [Comment Letter] [Resolution] [Attachment 1] [Attachment 2] [Map 1] [Map 2] SMMC 2/25/2019

comment letter to the Ventura County Board of Supervisors on the amendments to the General Plan and Non-Coastal Zoning Ordinance to establish a Habitat Connectivity and Wildlife Corridors Overlay Zone, a Critical Wildlife Passage Areas Overlay Zone, and related regulations (PL16-0127). [Resolution] [Attachment] MRCA 3/6/2019

THOUSAND OAKS: Proposition 68 grant to the Conejo Valley Botanic Garden for a stream restoration project, City of Thousand Oaks. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] SMMC 3/25/2019

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NORTH LA COUNTY/ANTELOPE VALLEY

sponsorship of the Antelope Valley Regional Conservation Investment Strategy (av rcis) in accordance with California Fish and Game Code Section 1852(a) and requesting the California Department of Fish and Wildlife approve the av rcis. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] [Attachment 1] [Attachment 2] SMMC 2/25/2019

BOUQUET CANYON, SOUTHEAST OF HASKELL CANYON PARK: comment letter to the City of Santa Clarita on the Notice of Preparation of a Draft Environmental Impact Report for the Bouquet Canyon Residential Development and Bouquet Canyon Road Realignment project, sch No. 2018121009, Santa Clarita. [Comment Letter] [Resolution] [Map] SMMC 3/25/2019

WEST OF 14 FREEWAY, 710 HOMES AND OFFICE PARK: comment letter to the City of Santa Clarita on the Notice of Preparation of a Draft Environmental Impact Report for the Princessa Crossroads Development Project, Santa Clarita. [Comment Letter] [Resolution] [Attachment] [Map] SMMC 3/25/2019

Proposition 68 project planning and design grant to the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority for Santa Clara River projects. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] [Map 1] [Map 2] SMMC 3/25/2019

Robin’s Nest Fire Recovery and Habitat Restoration Project in Soledad Canyon, unincorporated Los Angeles County. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map 1] [Map 2] [Map 3] MRCA 1/9/2019

BETWEEN 5 FREEWAY ON CASTAIC: acceptance of donation of approximately 250 acres (APNs 3244-014-051, 052; 3247-017-025, 029, 055, 058, 060, 078, 090, 092, 093, 094 and 3247-018-034), pursuant to Resolution No. 96-52, in the Marple Canyon tributary of the Santa Clara River, Unincorporated Castaic area, Los Angeles County. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 1/9/2019

SOUTH OF 5 FREEWAY IN NEWHALL PASS: sale of an approximately 967-square-foot portion of 2826-025-905 to Southern California Edison in coordination with METRO related to the I-5 HOV and Truck Lane Project, Gavin Canyon, unincorporated Santa Clarita area. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] [Map] MRCA 1/9/2019

Ed Davis Park at Towsley Canyon Pavilion and Access improvements, unincorporated Los Angeles County. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 2/6/2019

PALMDALE: Ritter Ranch open space: agreement with AT&T for installation of tower at APN 3206-015-900. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Item X map] MRCA 2/6/2019

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EAST LA HILLS:

restoration project at Flat Top, City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] SMMC 2/25/2019

Natural Park at Ramona Gardens, City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] [Map] MRCA 2/6/2019

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BALLONA CREEK:

Sepulveda Channel Greenway project, City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 2/6/2019

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LA COUNTYWIDE:
comment letter to Los Angeles County on the proposed Significant Ecological Area Ordinance. [Comment Letter] [Resolution] [Attachment] SMMC 2/25/2019


Friday, April 5, 2019

SCC 3/2019

Malibu and San Mateo Coast Purchases Get $$ from the State Coastal Conservancy in March

FULL AGENDA: http://scc.ca.gov/2019/03/01/coastal-conservancy-public-meeting-in-riverside-march-14/

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#5: 91 acres in Carbon Canyon: http://scc.ca.gov/webmaster/ftp/pdf/sccbb/2019/1903/20190314Board05_Santa_Monica_Bay_Restoration.pdf
see page 5

purchase of 91 acres in Malibu's Carbon Canyon, by TPL, to be owned by the MRCA
seven parcels  (Assessor’s Parcel Numbers:4453-005-081 through 4453-005-087).
Total price: $2.2 million
MAP: http://maps.assessor.lacounty.gov/Geocortex/Essentials/REST/sites/PAIS/VirtualDirectory/AssessorMaps/ViewMap.html?val=4453-005

Proposed Funding Sources:
Coastal Conservancy $350,000
California Natural Resources Agency (EEM) $500,000
Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy (Prop 68) $350,000
Los Angeles County (Prop A) $1,000,000
Project Total: $2,200,000

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#9: purchase of 58 acre Tunitas Creek Beach in San Mateo County, price is $8.2 million (SCC will provide $6.2 million and POST is giving $2 million. San Mateo County Parks will get the land)
http://scc.ca.gov/webmaster/ftp/pdf/sccbb/2019/1903/20190314Board09_Tunitas_Creek_Beach.pdf

MAP: http://scc.ca.gov/webmaster/ftp/pdf/sccbb/2019/1903/20190314Board09_Tunitas_Creek_Beach_Ex1.pdf