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Saturday, December 12, 2020

SMMC-MRCA 9/21 TO 12/21/2020

LA MOUNTAINS UPDATE

 

LA CITY PORTION OF SM MOUNTAINS:


SEPULVEDA PASS: Consideration of resolution authorizing acceptance of conservation easement, approximately 0.5 acres, over portions of APN 2279-022-022 (3485 Vista Haven Road), in the Sepulveda Pass and Mulholland Drive Scenic Corridor, City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map 1] [Map 2] [Attachment] MRCA 11/4/2020


LAUREL CANYON: Consideration of resolution authorizing expenditure of Community Facilities District funding to contribute to the acquisition of APNs 5567-018-039, 5567-018-040 and 5567-018-050 in Laurel Canyon (0.29 acres) with the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority receiving conservation easements over all or some of said APNs, City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 12/2/2020


WOODLAND HILLS: Consideration of resolution authorizing the acceptance of fee simple, conservation easement, or deed restriction donations or dedications of various areas within 6 acre APN 2076-023-019 and entering into any agreements necessary to secure such land interests, Woodland Hills, City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 12/2/2020


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MALIBU


ESCONDIDO BEACH: Consideration of resolution authorizing acceptance of a public coastal access easement over Los Angeles County Assessor Parcel No. 4460-009-016 (PNRW LCC), Malibu, California. (This item may be heard in closed session pursuant to Government Code § 54956.8. Negotiators: Joseph T. Edmiston and PNRW LCC. Under consideration: price and terms.) [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment 1] [Attachment 2] MRCA 12/2/2020


ESCONDIDO BEACH: Consideration of resolution authorizing acquisition of fee title to approximately 0.57 acres (APN 4460-028-012), Escondido Beach, Los Angeles County. Negotiators: Joseph T. Edmiston and Jerry Miller, Mansard Holdings Inc. Under consideration: price and terms. (This item may be heard in closed session pursuant to Section 54956.8 of the Government Code.) [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment 1] [Attachment 2] MRCA 12/2/2020



AGOURA-CALABASAS:


AGOURA HILLS: Consideration of resolution authorizing the sale of a public road easement to the County of Los Angeles over of APNs 2055-010-901 and 2052-009-900 in Chesebro Canyon in Agoura Hills. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment 1] [Attachment 2] [Attachment 3] [Attachment 4] [Map 1] [Map 2] MRCA 11/4/2020


STOKES CANYON: Consideration of resolution authorizing acceptance of agricultural easement, approximately 16 acres, over portions of APN 4455-028-044 in unincorporated Los Angeles County. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] [Attachment 1] [Attachment 2] [Attachment 3]MRCA 11/4/2020



TOPANGA:


TOPANGA: Consideration of resolution authorizing acceptance of the offers to dedicate scenic easements and/or open space easements associated with Coastal Development Permit No. 5-91-436 (BMIF/BSLF Rancho Malibu), Instrument No. 00-0235507, incorporated and unincorporated Malibu. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment 1] [Attachment 2] [Attachment 3] [Map] MRCA 12/2/2020


Consideration of resolution authorizing acceptance of mitigation payment for settlement of California Coastal Commission enforcement action (V-5-19-0109) in Topanga State Park and vicinity. [Staff Report] [Resolution] MRCA 12/2/2020



SIMI HILLS:


CHATSWORTH PEAK: Consideration of resolution authorizing acceptance of conditional donation of APNs 648-0-270-325, 648-0-121-210, 648-0-121-440, and 648-0-121-540 (119.11 acres) by Chatsworth Peak, Simi Hills, unincorporated Ventura County. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map 1] [Map 2] MRCA 12/2/2020

WCB 11/2020

 Conservation Land Deals by Our State Govt In November

11/2020 WCB agenda; for maps: https://nrm.dfg.ca.gov/FileHandler.ashx?DocumentID=184600&inline

(NOTE: CE means purchase of development rights, not outright purchase of the land)


NORTHERN CALIFONIA:

Bouvier ranch 1596 acre CE in Siskiyou county, grant $630,000 to Siskiyou LT (total price 630k)

Buck Mountain mitigation, expansion 1, Humboldt County, 114 acres, no funding required

Scott River Headwaters, Wildcat, 8269 acre CE in Siskiyou County. WCB grant of $2.5.million (total price)

Vanauken Creek CE in Humboldt County, 1320 acres CE, grant to Sanctuary Forest LT. Other funders include: CDFW $1.85 mil, Sanctuary Forest LT $595k, Weeden Foundation $45,000, Grace Us Foundation: $30,000


CENTRAL VALLEY:

Telegraph Ridge 2416 acre CE in Colusa County, $498,000 grant (total price) to Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation

Moody ridge in Placer county, grant of $195,000 to Placer land trust, 41 acres bought with $195,000 (TOTAL PRICE)

San joaquin river parkway, Slenders property, purchase 35 acres in Madera county, total grant and price $995,000

SJ River Parkway in Fresno County, transfer of public access easement from CDFW to SJRC (over private landfill)

San Joaquin river parkway, Sumner-Peck Ranch in Fresno County, purchase of 76 acres with WCB grant of $3.6 million to San Joaquin Parkway and Conservation Trust inc. which is providing $96,000


CENTRAL COAST:

Nicholson Ranch CE, $760,000 grant to Land Conservancy of SLO County to buy 717 acre CE. Additional funds are from Dept of Conservation $1 mil, SCC $600,000

 

 

SOUTHERN CALIF.

Morongo Basin expansion 9 in San Bernardino County, 79 acres bought with $539,000 from WCB and $95,000 for the Mojave Desert LT

Denk Mtn, expansion 1, $75,000 granted to the Center For Natural Lands Management to buy 6 acres in San Diego County. Funds include $140,000 from USFWS

LeoMar Preserve in San Diego County, 79 acres bought by Escondido Creek Conservancy with $718k from WCB and $1.3 mil from USFWS

San Diego County HCP, White Property, buy 103 acres with $453k granted to the San Dieguito River Valley Land Conservancy which is providing 226k, and USFWS granting $1.6 million

Pilgrim Creek Ecological Preserve, purchase of 61 acres in San Diego County for $1.6 mil from WCB (total funds)

There were no purchases in the special December 2020 meeting