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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

SCC 5/2012 to 10/2012: A bunch more coastal land is safe...

State Coastal Conservancy land deals for May to October, 2012

4178 acres purchased in full
370 acres of development rights purchased (land stays private but cannot be converted into urban sprawl)


May 24, 2012 meeting:

disburse up to $300,000 to the Endangered Habitats Conservancy in order to complete the conceptual design of a floodplain restoration project on the Russian River, Sonoma County on 357 acres owned by Hanson Aggregates mining firm, which the firm plans to donate to EHC.

disburse up to $210,000 to the Salt River Watershed Council to acquire the 23-acre Toste parcel near Ferndale, Humboldt County.

disburse an amount not to exceed $1,371,450 to the Brentwood Agricultural Land Trust to acquire an agricultural conservation easement over each of the four parcels that constitute the 166-acre Stenzel property near Brentwood in Contra Costa County.

disburse up to $500,000 to The Nature Conservancy for acquisition of the 1,155-acre Nolan Ranch near San Jose in unincorporated Santa Clara County.

August 2, 2012 meeting:

No purchases


October 18, 2012 meeting:


an additional disbursement of up to $1,574,000 in funds, received by the Conservancy from the California Department of Transportation, to the Marin Agricultural Land Trust for the acquisition of a conservation easement over 204 acres of the 1,194-acre Barboni Ranch;

disburse up to $1,362,000 to the City of Fort Bragg for the construction of the Ka Kahleh coastal trail and associated facilities on Noyo Headlands Park, the former Georgia Pacific Mill Site, for natural resource enhancement on a portion of the site, and for the acquisition of the 4-acre Johnson Property, anticipated to be the location of a portion of the trail, Mendocino County.


disburse up to $750,000 to the East Bay Regional Park District for the acquisition of approximately 1,367 acres of property to expand the Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park in Alameda County.

disburse up to $500,000 to the East Bay Regional Park District for acquisition of up to 51 acres of the 148-acre Pacific Custom Materials Property in order to expand and improve Carquinez Strait Regional Shoreline between Martinez and Port Costa in unincorporated Contra Costa County.

disburse up to $750,000 to the Peninsula Open Space Trust for acquisition of the 490-acre Mount Madonna County Park Area property in Santa Clara County.

disburse up to $250,000 to the Peninsula Open Space Trust for acquisition of the 358-acre Uvas Reservoir County Park Area property near the City of Morgan Hill in unincorporated Santa Clara County.


disburse up to $1,000,000 to the Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District to acquire the 317-acre Whisler Wilson Ranch near Point Lobos, for natural resource protection and public access, Monterey County.

disburse up to $1,506,000 to the City of Laguna Beach for acquisition of the 56-acre McGehee property adjacent to the Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park, Orange County.

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