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Tuesday, February 4, 2020

SMMC-MRCA 11/2019 to 2/5/2020

Busy Buying At LA Mountains

SANTA CLARITA, SANTA SUSANA MOUNTAINS, ANTELOPE VALLEY:

comment letter to Los Angeles County regarding the 37 single family residential lot Canyon View Estates Project, Pico Canyon, Santa Clarita Valley. [Comment Letter] [Attachment] [Map] SMMC 1/27/2020

donation of approximately 2.5 acres, APN 3236-003-003, Fairmont Butte area of Antelope Valley, unincorporated Los Angeles County [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 11/6/2019

Hidden Creeks Estates acquisition project, Santa Susana Mountains, unincorporated County of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map 1] [Map 2] MRCA 11/6/2019

donation of approximately 75 contiguous acres, APNs 055-0-140-071 (72.61 acres, Ventura County) and 3272-019-015 (2.14 acres, Los Angeles County), San Martinez Grande Canyon area of unincorporated Los Angeles and Ventura Counties. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map 1] [Map 2] MRCA 11/6/2019

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LA RIVER:

grant of Proposition 1 funds to The River Project for project planning and design for a Feasibility Study for the Restoration of the Los Angeles River in Sepulveda Basin Project, City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] [Map] SMMC 1/27/2020

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TOPANGA

½ acre donation:
donation of approximately 0.5 contiguous acres, APNs 2072-031-009 and 2072-031-010, Old Topanga Canyon area of unincorporated Los Angeles County. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map]
MRCA 1/8/2020

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LA CITY PORTION OF SM MOUNTAINS:

acceptance of conservation easement, approximately 0.6 acres, over portions of APN 4382-002-008 (3000 Benedict Canyon Drive) in Benedict Canyon, City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 1/8/2020

acceptance of donated conservation easements on APNs 4380-003-009 and 010 in Beverly Glen Canyon, City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] MRCA 2/5/2020

acceptance of a revocable open space easement, or similar instrument, from the City of Los Angeles over all or parts of APNs 4416-007-902, 903, 904, 905 in the Paseo Miramar area, Pacific Palisades. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment 1] [Attachment 2] [Map] MRCA 12/4/2019

acceptance of conservation easement, approximately 0.10 acres, over portions of APN 2386-001-001 (13441 Mulholland Drive) in the Mulholland Drive Scenic Corridor, Dixie Canyon, City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 11/6/2019

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VENTURA COUNTY:

(a) authorizing amending the allowed uses in an approximately 5,791-square-foot portion of a conservation easement in exchange for greater than 40,000-square-feet of new conservation easement area on APN 521-0-031-140, and (b) accepting payment for expenses, University Village, City of Thousand Oaks. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 1/8/2020

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ALTADENA:

grant to Outward Bound Adventures for construction of Sunset Ridge Connector Trail, Unincorporated Los Angeles County. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] [Map] MRCA 2/5/2020

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CHINO HILLS:

1) entering into a Subgrant Agreement with the California Wildlife Conservation Board for the acquisition of fee interest number SG-1907SS, and 2) entering into a Grant Agreement with the California Wildlife Conservation Board for the acquisition of fee interest number WC-1969SS; approximately 320 acres (APNs 1033-151-27 and 1033-171-14) adjacent to Chino Hills State Park, City of Chino Hills. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] [Map] MRCA 2/5/2020 special; Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment 1] [Attachment 2] [Map] MRCA 12/4/2019



WCB 2/2020

9000 Acres To Be Saved This Month by CA Wildlife Board

WILDLIFE CONSERVATION BOARD: February 26, 2020
10:00 a.m. Natural Resources Building, First Floor Auditorium 
1416 9th  Street Sacramento, CA 95814

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA:

HUMBOLDT: CAL FIRE Humboldt County Community Forest McKay Tract $0
Expansion 1
To consider the acceptance of a conservation easement over 197± acres by CAL FIRE near Eureka in Humboldt County. WCB 2/2020

HUMBOLDT: CAL FIRE Ryan Creek Conservation Easement $0, Humboldt County
conservation easement over 5,967± acres by CAL FIRE near Eureka in Humboldt County. WCB 2/2020




BUTTE COUNTY: North Table Mountain, Expansion 3 (Donation) $0
donation of 24± acres near Chico in Butte County. WCB 2/2020

SIERRA COUNTY:
Sierra Valley Conservation Area, Expansion 5, $360,500
Sierra County
grant to the Feather River Land Trust for a cooperative project with the Natural Resources Conservation Service to acquire a conservation easement over 632± acres near Loyalton in Sierra County. WCB 2/2020

Daugherty Hill Wildlife Area, Expansion 16, $75,000
Yuba County
acquisition in fee of 22± acres of land by CDFW near Browns Valley in Yuba County . WCB 2/2020

PLACER COUNTY:
Laursen Outback Preserve, Expansion 1, $683,000
Placer County
grant to Placer Land Trust to acquire in fee 185± acres near Auburn in Placer County. WCB 2/2020

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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA:

RIVERSIDE: Western Riverside MSHCP (2017) - Anderson/19 acres $119,000, Rahmati (Parcel 1: 20 acres) $66,500, Rahmati (Parcel 2: 24 acres) $70,000
Riverside County
grant to the Western Riverside County Regional Conservation Authority (WRCRCA) and the acceptance of a USFWS Habitat Conservation Plan Land Acquisition Grant to acquire 63± acres in the unincorporated Tenaja area of Riverside County. WCB 2/2020

SAN DIEGO: Luchia $779,156
San Diego County
grant to the Center for Natural Lands Management (CNLM) and the acceptance of a USFWS Habitat Conservation Plan Land Acquisition Grant to acquire in fee 39± acres near Carlsbad in San Diego County. WCB 2/2020

CHINO HILLS: (Eastbridge) $1,024,000
San Bernardino County
grant to the Mountains Recreation Conservation Authority (MRCA) and the acceptance of a USFWS Habitat Conservation Plan Land Acquisition Grant to acquire in fee 320± acres near Chino Hills in San Bernardino County. WCB 2/2020

SAN DIEGO: Montecito Ranch $6,331,310
San Diego County
subgrant federal funds to the Endangered Habitats Conservancy (EHC), and to consider a WCB grant to the EHC for a cooperative project with the United States of America, acting by and through the Department of Navy to acquire in fee 955± acres in the community of Ramona in San Diego County. WCB 2/2020

Sycuan Peak Ecological Reserve, Expansion 9 (Sloan Oram) $1,746,000
San Diego County
To consider the acquisition in fee of 163± acres in the community of Dehesa, in San Diego County. WCB 2/2020

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CENTRAL CALIFORNIA:

SAN LUIS OBISPO: Toro Creek $1,750,000
San Luis Obispo County
To consider the allocation for a grant to the San Luis Obispo County Department of Parks and Recreation for a cooperative project with the State Coastal Conservancy to acquire 258± acres located between Morro Bay and Cayucos in San Luis Obispo. WCB 2/2020

KERN COUNTY: Hanning Flat $2,316,297
Kern County
To consider the allocation for a grant to the Trust for Public Land for a cooperative project with the California Natural Resources Agency’s Environmental Enhancement and Mitigation Program, National Audubon Society, Sierra Nevada Conservancy, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, and Kern River Valley Heritage Foundation to acquire 3,804± acres near Weldon in Kern County. WCB 2/2020

SCC 12/2019 & 2/2020

Trail Sale, for Major Link in Santa Monica Mountains, funds by the Coastal Conservancy

MALIBU, AT CROSSING AT KANAN-DUME ROAD: disburse up to $1,000,000 to the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority to acquire the 23.71-acre Ramirez Canyon, Lauber Smith property for habitat conservation, open space, and COASTAL SLOPE TRAIL public access and recreation in the Santa Monica Mountains, Los Angeles County. SCC 12/19/2019
PRICE: Coastal Conservancy $1,000,000; Wildlife Conservation Board (proposed) $615,000; Los Angeles County $1,613,000. Project Total $3,228,000



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SANTA CRUZ: Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $2,500,000 to Save the Redwoods League to acquire the 554-acre Cascade Creek (Holmes) Property in northern Santa Cruz County. SCC 12/19/2019


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SAN MATEO: Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $301,000 to the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District to prepare preliminary planning documents for a seven-mile extension of the Purisima-to-the-Sea Trail on the San Mateo County coast. SCC 12/19/2019



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LONG BEACH: disburse up to $500,000 to the City of Long Beach to construct a water treatment facility and two acres of surrounding green space that will include a one-acre wetland and trails that connect two parks and provide an inland connection to the California Coastal Trail, in the Willmore neighborhood of Long Beach, SCC 2/6/2020