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Wednesday, April 28, 2021

WCB 12/2020 to 5/2021

Wildlife Board Deals:

 AGENDA AND MAPS: 

WCB 12/8/2020

LAND SWAP

https://nrm.dfg.ca.gov/FileHandler.ashx?DocumentID=184797&inline


WCB 2/25/2021

https://nrm.dfg.ca.gov/FileHandler.ashx?DocumentID=189232&inline

 

WCB 5/2020: 

https://nrm.dfg.ca.gov/FileHandler.ashx?DocumentID=191969&inline  

 

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NORTH COAST:

CAL FIRE Grizzly Creek Forest Conservation Easement over 762± acres by CAL FIRE under the California Forest Legacy Act of 2007, located near Fortuna in Humboldt; WCB 5/20/2021

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CENTRAL VALLEY/SIERRA NEVADAS:

Truckee River Wildlife Area, Canyon Unit Expansion 1 CDFW Fee (120± acres) Total price: $135,000 from WCB, County: Nevada; WCB 2/25/2021

Truckee Springs Fee Title (25± acres) Grantee: Truckee Donner Land Trust; total price: $2,000,000 from WCB, $1 million from California Natural Resources Agency, and $3 million in Private Donation. County: Nevada, WCB 2/25/2021

San Joaquin River Parkway, Lanes Property CDFW Fee (21± acres) Total price: $2,200,000 from WCB. County: Fresno; WCB 2/25/2021

Blue Diamond Acquisition Fee Title (19± acres) Grantee: City of Sacramento. TOTAL PRICE: $1,640,000 FROM WCB County: Sacramento; WCB 2/25/2021

Lower Yuba River – Excelsior, Expansion IV $50,000, Yuba County acquisition of 3± acres of land by CDFW as an addition to CDFW's planned Yuba Narrows Unit of the Daugherty Hills Wildlife Area in Yuba County; WCB 5/20/2021.

Lightning Canyon Ranch Conservation Easement $795,000, grant to Pacific Forest Trust to acquire a conservation easement over 2,096± acres of land near the community of Lakehead in Shasta County. ; WCB 5/20/2021

Mountain Meadows (Home Ranch) $950,000 Lassen County, grant to the Trust for Public Land for a cooperative project with the Sierra Nevada Conservancy to acquire a conservation easement over 2,476± acres of land; WCB 5/20/2021

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SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA:

Keyhole $1,075,000, grant to Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District to acquire in fee 182± acres located near Los Gatos Creek in Santa Clara County. ; WCB 5/20/2021

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CENTRAL COAST:

Ventura River Parkway Fee Title (29± acres) Grantee: Trust for Public Land Successor Grantee: Ventura Land Trust. TOTAL PRICE: $4,750,000 AND $1 MILLION FROM California Natural Resources Agency. County: Ventura; WCB 2/25/2021

Calmas/Hayes (North Carrizo Ecological Reserve) $0 San Luis Obispo County donation of 485± acres by CDFW as an expansion of the North Carrizo Ecological Reserve located near Santa Margarita in San Luis Obispo County. ; WCB 5/20/2021

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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA:

Burcham and Wheeler Flats Wildlife Area, Expansion 2 CDFW Fee (160± acres) Total price: $300,000 from WCB. County: Mono County; WCB 2/25/2021

Puma Canyon, Expansion 8 Fee Title (14± acres) Grantee: Transition Habitat Conservancy; total price: $95,500 from WCB. County: San Bernardino County;

WCB 2/25/2021

Puma Canyon, Expansion 9 Fee Title (3± acres) Grantee: Transition Habitat Conservancy total price: $24,000 from WCB. County: San Bernardino County; WCB 2/25/2021

Western Riverside MSHCP (2017) Startup Fee Title (7± acres) Grantee: Western Riverside County Regional Conservation Authority; Total Price: $42,000 from WCB, and $8,000 from USFWS. WCB 2/25/2021

County of San Diego MSCP (2019) Donelson Fee Title (14± acres) Grantee: San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy. Total price: $97,900 from WCB, 4352,100 FROM USFWS, AND $50,000 from San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy; total price:; WCB 2/25/2021

Laguna Wildlife Area, Expansion 9 Fee Title (47± acres) Total price $1,300,000 from WCB. County: Sonoma; WCB 2/25/2021

Western Riverside MSHCP (2019) Woods Canyon Fee Title (62± acres) Grantee: Western Riverside County Regional Conservation Authority; total price: $1,932,500 FROM WCB AND 45.8 MILLION FROM USFWS.County: Riverside; WCB 2/25/2021

Rancho Jamul Land Exchange ; 120 ACRE increase in State Lands; exchange of properties between CDFW and GDCI Proctor Valley, L.P., a Delaware limited partnership, (GDCI) Land Exchange Amount Recommended: $0 County: San Diego; WCB 12/8/2020

Hidden Canyon $613,750 San Diego County, grant to the Escondido Creek Conservancy (ECC) subgrant these federal funds to ECC to acquire 25± acres of land; WCB 5/20/2021

Chino Hills 80 $600,000 San Bernardino County , a grant to the MRCA to acquire in fee 80± acres of land; WCB 5/20/2021

Chino Hills 320 $2,560,000 San Bernardino Count , grant to the MRCA to acquire 320± acres of land; WCB 5/20/2021

Watson Property $1,416,000 Orange County To consider the allocation for a grant to Rivers and Lands Conservancy (RLC) subgrant these federal funds to RLC to acquire 98± acres; WCB 5/20/2021


SMMC-MRCA Jan-April 2021

LA Mountain Park purchases deals, early 2021

KEY TO SHADING:



GREEN: park purchases

RED: development projects

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CHINO HILLS:

Acceptance of an approximately 9.4-acre parcel (APN 315-013-09) adjacent to Chino Hills State Park, Carbon Canyon, City of Brea.

2-3-21-Item-vij-Staff-Report

Item-Vj-Attachment

Item-vij-map

2-3-21-Item-vij-Res-21-21

MRCA 2/3/2021



Grant agreement with the Wildlife Conservation Board and authorizing the acquisition of all or a portion of APN 1033-171-41-0000 (formerly 1033-171-12-0000 and 13-0000) totaling approximately 80 acres, Chino Hills, San Bernardino County.

2-3-21-Item-VIII-Staff-Report

Item-VIII-Attachment

Item-VIII-map

2-3-21-Item-VIII-Res-21-24

MRCA 2/3/2021


Grant agreement with the Wildlife Conservation Board and authorizing the acquisition of all or a portion of apns 1033-151-06-0000, 1033-151-09-0000, and 1033-151-10-0000 totaling approximately 320 acres, Chino Hills, San Bernardino County.

2-3-21-Item-IX-Staff-Report

Item-IX-Attachment

Item-IX-map

2-3-21-Item-IX-Res-21-25

MRCA 2/3/2021


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SANTA CLARITA:


Application to the Environmental Enhancement Mitigation Program for Phase 3 of the Temescal (Hathaway) Ranch acquisition project, and acceptance of said funds, Piru Creek watershed, unincorporated Los Angeles County.

2-3-21-Item-VII-Staff-Report

Item-VII-map

2-3-21-Item-VII-Res-21-23

MRCA 2/3/2021


Acceptance of approximately 6 acres (APN 2813-024-800) from Southern California Edison in Mint Canyon, Upper Santa Clara River watershed, unincorporated Los Angeles County. 

2-3-21-Item-XIII-Staff-Report

2-3-21-Item-XIII-Map

Item-XIII-map2

2-3-21-Item-XIII-Res-21-29

MRCA 2/3/2021



Comment letter to the City of Santa Clarita on the Draft Environmental Impact Report for the Sand Canyon Resort Project, SCH No. 2018101039.

1-11-21 Item 12 Comment Letter

Item 12 attachment

Item 12 map

1-11-21 Item 12 Res # 21-02

SMMC 1/11/2021


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LA CITY—SM MOUNTAINS


Acceptance of a conservation easement over a portion of APN 4379-032-006 to enhance wildlife corridor along Mulholland Drive, City of Los Angeles.

2-3-21-Item-XIV-Staff-Report

Item-XIV-map1

Item-XIV-map2

2-3-21-Item-XIV-Res-21-30

MRCA 2/3/2021


Funding to assist the Laurel Canyon Land Trust in acquiring apns 5563-003-005 and 5563-002-021 (8993 and 9009 W. Crescent Drive – approximately 5,000 total square feet) and 2) the acceptance of a conservation easement over both parcels, City of Los Angeles.

3-10-21 Item VI(c) Staff Report

3-10-21 Item VI(c) Resolution

MRCA 3/10/2021



Acquire apns 2386-003-003, 2386- 003-004, 2386-006-001, 2386-006-002, 2386-010-008, 2386- 010-009 and 2386-011-002 (approximately 26 acres), Ventura Canyon, City of Los Angeles. Negotiators: Joseph T. Edmiston and Patrick Kealy. Under consideration: price and terms.

3-10-21 Item VI(h) Staff Report

3-10-21 Item VI(h) Resolution

MRCA 3/10/2021


BRENTWOOD: Comment letter to the City of Los Angeles regarding the Notice of Preparation of Environmental Impact Report (ENV-2019-4565-EIR) for the proposed Berggruen Institute Project in Mandeville Canyon and the Sepulveda Pass, City of Los Angeles. 

1-11-21 Item 11 Comment Letter

1-11-21 Item 11 Attachment

1-11-21 Item 11 Res # 21-01

SMMC 1/11/2021


Big Wild – Topanga State Park Core Habitat Area Planning Map.

2-22-21 Item 14 Staff Report

2-21-22 Item 14 Map

SMMC 2/22/2021



TARZANA: Letter of intent for the Conservancy to be a co-lessee with the Bothwell Ranch Foundation for the approximately 14-acre Bothwell Ranch orange grove property located within the Santa Monica Mountains Zone, Tarzana area, City of Los Angeles. 

4-19-21 Item 8(e) Staff Report - Pdf

4-19-21 Item 8(e) Res # 21-12

SMMC 4/19/2021



Updates to the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy Eastern Santa Monica Mountains Habitat Linkage Planning Map, City of Los Angeles

4-19-21 Item 8(f) Staff Report - Pdf

4-19-21 Item 8(f) Res # 21-13

SMMC 4/19/2021



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EAST LA HILLS:


Grant to the Natural Resources Defense Council, as fiscal sponsor for Save Elephant Hill, for a study of the ecological impacts of off-road vehicle usage on Elephant Hill, Los Angeles.

3-10-21 Item VI(e) Staff Report

3-10-21 Item VI(e) Resolution

MRCA 3/10/2021



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MALIBU, SM MTS;


Acceptance of donation of approximately 33 acres in the Carlisle Canyon area (APN 694-0-181-500), unincorporated Ventura County.

4-7-21 Item VI(c) Staff Report

4-7-21 Item VI(c) Resolution No. 21-58 - Pdf

MRCA 4/7/2021



Acceptance of the offers to dedicate scenic easements and/or open space easements associated with Coastal Development Permit No. 4-00-028 (Layman Financial Services), Instrument No. 2000-1594969, (APN 4464-020-034 now -921) unincorporated Los Angeles County. 

4-7-21 Item VI(f) Staff Report

4-7-21 Item VI(f) Resolution No. 21-61 - Pdf

MRCA 4/7/2021



Acceptance of the offers to dedicate scenic easements and/or open space easements associated with Coastal Development Permit No. 4-00-028 (Layman Financial Services), Instrument No. 2000-1594968, (APN 4455-023-004 now -902) unincorporated Los Angeles County. 

4-7-21 Item VI(g) Staff Report

4-7-21 Item VI(g) Resolution No. 21-62 - Pdf

MRCA 4/7/2021



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SIMI HILLS:


Status of Design Efforts for Trail Connection from the 80 Acres to CRPD/COSCA Open space

SMMC 3/30/2021  


One acre, apns 649-0-305-100 and 649-0-306-040 in Box Canyon, Simi Hills, unincorporated Ventura County. 

4-7-21 Item VI(e) Staff Report

4-7-21 Item VI(e) Resolution No. 21-60 - Pdf



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LA RIVER:



Comment letter to the County of Los Angeles on the Draft 2020 Los Angeles River Master Plan, Los Angeles County.

SMMC 2-22-21 Item 15 Attachment

SMMC 2/22/2021

4-19-21 Item 8(b) Staff Report

4-19-21 Item 8(b) Res # 21-09

SMMC 4/19/2021



Comment letter to the County of Los Angeles on the Draft Program Environmental Impact Report for the Draft 2020 Los Angeles River Master Plan, Los Angeles County. 

4-19-21 Item 8(c) Staff Report

4-19-21 Item 8(c) Res # 21-10

SMMC 4/19/2021