State Buys 7300 acres of Development Rights and 1300 acres in full
(Wildlife Conservation Board meeting August 28, 2019)
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IN THE SIERRA NEVADA FOOTHILLS:Hornitos Ranch Conservation Easement, Mariposa County, $98,944
grant to Sierra Foothill Conservancy for a cooperative project with CDFW, the California Department of Conservation, and the California Wildlife Foundation to acquire a conservation easement over 7,100± acres located near Hornitos, in Mariposa County
Ash Creek Wildlife Area Land Exchange, Lassen County $0
exchange of 139± acres owned by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) for 100± acres owned by Peter and Lynn Gerig to serve as a consolidation and floodplain restoration of CDFW’s Ash Creek Wildlife Area, located near Bieber in Lassen County.
Arrowhead Ridge,CAL FIRE Conservation Easement,San Bernardino County, $0
acceptance of a conservation easement by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection on 78± acres located near Lake Arrowhead in San Bernardino County
Hearthstone Quitclaim, Ventura County $0
To consider the sale of a 1.6± access easement by CDFW to an adjacent landowner for the purpose of enhancing management of CDFW lands near Filmore in Ventura County.
Mendenhall Ranch Conservation Easement, San Diego County, $61,250
grant to the California Rangeland Trust for a cooperative project with the U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Natural Resources Conservation Service to acquire a conservation easement over 118± acres of land for the protection of a working landscape located in an area known as Mendenhall Valley in north San Diego County.
Franklin Ridge, Expansion 2, Contra Costa County, $2,000,000
grant to the John Muir Land Trust for a cooperative project with the East Bay Regional Park District to acquire in fee 281± acres and assist in the expansion of the Bay Area Ridge Trail Corridor located near the City of Martinez, in Contra Costa County.
Mormon Meadows, Mono County $1,320,000
To consider the allocation for a grant to the Wilderness Land Trust to acquire in fee 960± acres located near Bridgeport in Mono County.
Colton Sand Dunes, San Bernardino County $1,934,000
To consider the allocation for a grant to Rivers & Lands Conservancy (RLC) and the acceptance of two USFWS Habitat Conservation Plan Land Acquisition grants and the approval to sub-grant these federal funds to RLC to acquire in fee 34± acres located in the City of Colton in San Bernardino County.
Liberty Canyon Wildlife Underpass (enhancement) Project, Los Angeles County $390,000
To consider the allocation for a grant to the Resource Conservation District of the Santa Monica Mountains for a cooperative project with Caltrans, the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy,and the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority to improve the ability of wildlife to cross U.S. Highway 101 by restoring and enhancing an existing wildlife undercrossing that was damaged in the 2019 Woolsey Fire, located approximately nine miles east of Thousand Oaks in Los Angeles County. (NOTE THIS IS DIFFERENT THAN THE PROPOSED WILDLIFE BRIDGE BETWEEN LIBERTY AND PALO COMADO CANYONS)
Mission Center, San Diego County, $1,600,000
To consider the allocation for a grant to the Endangered Habitats Conservancy to acquire in fee 42± acres located near the City of San Diegoin San Diego County.