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Wednesday, March 2, 2022

WCB 4/2021-2/2022

 CA Wildlife Board Makes Big Land Deals

 

NORTH COAST:

TRINITY-MENDOCINO-- Lone Pine Ranch, Phase I $4,900,000 (total $7.1 million, with $2million from SCC, $200k from private sources)

grant to The Wildlands Conservancy to acquire 7479± acres located near the community of Alderpoint in Mendocino and Trinity counties. WCB 8/26/2021

 


TRINITY--Lone Pine Ranch, Phase II $10,000,000 (total price)

grant to The Wildlands Conservancy to acquire in fee 10,848± acres located south of the community of Alderpoint in Trinity County. WCB 2/24/2022


 

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SF BAY:

MARIN COUNTY--134 acre conservation easement, for $2.2 million from WCB, #34 San Geronimo CE, backer TPL. WCB APRIL 2021

 

EAST CONTRA COSTA County HCP/NCCP (Pugh) $41,000 (total $930,000, with $796K from USFWS, $93K from EBRPD)

grant to the East Contra Costa County Habitat Conservancy (ECCCHC) fo acquire 80± acres located near the community of Byron in Contra Costa County. WCB WCB 8/26/2021 & 11/18/2021

 

NAPA--Quail Ridge UC Davis Natural Reserve System, Expansion 1 $100,000 (total price)

grant to The Regents of the University of California, Davis to acquire 35± acres located near the community of Moskowite Corner in Napa County. WCB 11/18/2021

 

SAN MATEO-- YMCA Camp Jones Gulch Conservation Easement $2,000,000 (total $9.6M, with $3.2M from Sempervirens Fund, $2.4M from Moore Foundation, $2M from POST)

grant to the Sempervirens Fund to acquire a conservation easement over 915± acres near La Honda in San Mateo County. WCB 2/24/2022


 

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CENTRAL VALLEY AND SIERRAS:

COLUSA--TNC 1000 Acre Ranch Donation $0

donation of 60± acres of land as an expansion to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s (CDFW) Stegeman Unit of the Sacramento River Wildlife Area (SRWA) located near Colusa in Colusa County. WCB 11/18/2021


COLUSA-- TNC Boeger Ranch Donation $0

donation of 110± acres of land as an expansion to CDFW’s SRWA located near Colusa in Colusa County. WCB 11/18/2021


STANISLAUS--Tuolumne River Educational Center, Reeves Prop. (La Grange) $110,000 (total)

acquisition in fee of 24± acres of land by CDFW located near the community of La Grange in Stanislaus County. WCB 11/18/2021


SISKIYOU--6095 acres fee title for $3.2 million from WCB. #s 23 East Fork Scott River, backer: Wildlands Conservancy. WCB APRIL 2021


BUTTE--Dicus Slough Access Easement $0

acceptance of an access and well quitclaim easement from an adjacent landowner for the purposes of enhancing management of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) lands located near Chico in Butte County. WCB 8/26/2021


NEVADA-PLACER-- Truckee River Wildlife Area West River Unit Transfer--$0

transfer of 41± acres of land by CDFW to Truckee Donner Land Trust located along the Truckee River in the town of Truckee in Nevada and Placer counties. WCB 8/26/2021


YOLO--10. Peabody East Ranch $183,360 (total cost $600,000, with $416k from USFWS)

grant to Yolo Habitat Conservancy to acquire a conservation easement over 101± acres located near West Sacramento in Yolo County. WCB 8/26/2021


YOLO--Peabody West Ranch $183,360 (total cost $600,000, with $416k from USFWS)

grant to Yolo Habitat Conservancy to acquire a conservation easement over 101± acres located near West Sacramento in Yolo County. WCB 8/26/2021


EL DORADO-- Ervin Ranch, Expansion 1 $140,000 (no additional $ needed)

acquisition in fee of 40± acres of land by CDFW located near Rancho Murieta in El Dorado County. WCB 8/26/2021


MARIPOSA-- Stookey Ranch Preserve $740,000 (no additional $ needed)

grant to the Sierra Foothill Conservancy to acquire in fee 226± acres near the community of Mariposa in Mariposa County.WCB 8/26/2021

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CENTRAL COAST:


SANTA BARBARA--Campbell Ranch, Exp. 1 $374,306 ($6.9M total, plus $6.6M from USFWS)

grant to the Land Trust of Santa Barbara County (LTSBC), to acquire a 328±-acre conservation easement located near Lompoc in Santa Barbara County. WCB 11/18/2021


SLO-Attiyeh Ranch Conservation Easements $3,880,000 San Luis Obispo County (total $6.2m, with $1.5M from Dept of Conservation, $825 k from SCC)

grant to The Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County to acquire conservation easements over 7,682± acres near Bradley in San Luis Obispo County. WCB 11/18/2021




MONTEREY, SAN BENITO COUNTIES --Rocks Ranch $4,000,000 (total $17M, with $9M from LT of Santa Cruz County and $4M from Dept of Conservation)

grant to the Land Trust of Santa Cruz County to acquire 2,613± acres located near San Juan Bautista in Monterey and San Benito counties. WCB 2/24/2022



SLO-- Las Piletas Ranch $4,722,600 (total $12.5M,, with $6.7M from NC, $1m from CDFW)

grant to The Nature Conservancy to acquire 13,527± acres located near Santa Margarita in San Luis Obispo County. WCB 2/24/2022

 


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LOS ANGELES:


LOS ANGELES--Wallis Annenberg Wildlife Overpass Crossing, Augmentation $20,000,000

(total price $76M, $25M from WCB, $25M from Anennberg Foundation, Boeing $1M, Caltrans, the National Park Service, the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy/Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority, Resource Conservation District of the Santa Monica Mountains, and the National Wildlife Federation ) grant to the National Wildlife Federation to construct a wildlife crossing over U.S. Highway 101 to facilitate wildlife migration near Agoura Hills in Los Angeles County. WCB 8/26/2021

https://patch.com/california/agourahills/liberty-canyon-wildlife-crossing-raises-18-million

The $1.4 million gift came from an anonymous donor from La Cañada Flintridge, who has given $2 million to the project to date. Another long-time supporter, Carolyn Davis, contributed $500,000 to the effort in December.

Other recent donors to the project include a couple from Kansas who have contributed $675,000 after reading about the plight of the Los Angeles area cougars in National Wildlife magazine, along with a resident of the community where the crossing will be located who contributed $250,000 on behalf of the M. Piuze Foundation in memory of its founder.


LOS ANGELES-- Chatsworth Reservoir Connector $2,200,000, (total price $2.4 million, $200k from SMMC)

grant to the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority to acquire 163± acres located near Chatsworth in Los Angeles County. WCB 2/24/2022


LOS ANGELES-- Temescal Ranch, Expansion 1 $3,500,000 (total $6.1M, with $1.1M from LA County, $1M from CalTrans, $520k from USFWS)

grant to the Trust for Public Land (TPL) to acquire 3,605± acres near Lake Piru in northern Los Angeles County. TPL will transfer the land to MRCA, WCB 2/24/2022

 


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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA:


WESTERN RIVERSIDE-- MSHCP (2017) Stevenson $84,000 (total price $240k, rest from USFWS)

grant to the Western Riverside County Regional Conservation Authority (WRCRCA) to acquire 20± acres o located near Murrieta in Riverside County. WCB 8/26/2021


WESTERN RIVERSIDE-- MSHCP (2017) Stoddard $259,000 ($740k total, $481k from USFWS)

grant to WRCRCA to acquire 57± acres located near Murrieta in Riverside County. WCB 8/26/2021


WESTERN RIVERSIDE MSHCP (2017) KS California $56,000 (total $160,000 with $104k from USFWS)

grant to the Western Riverside County Regional Conservation Authority (WRCRCA) To acquire 20± acres located near Murrieta in Riverside County. WCB 11/18/2021


WESTERN RIVERSIDE MSHCP (2017) Lafleur $78,750 (total $225k, with $146k from USFWS)

grant to WRCRCA to acquire 20± acres located near Murrieta in Riverside County. WCB 11/18/2021


WESTERN RIVERSIDE MSHCP (2017) TNC/Schumacher $145,250 (total $415k, with $270K from USFWS)

grant to WRCRCA to acquire 52± acres located near Murrieta in Riverside County. WCB 11/18/2021


ORANGE COUNTY--West Coyote Hills, Neighborhood 1, $2,804,000 (total $6.7M, with $2M from USFWS, $1.4M from RMC, $485k from State Parks/Federal LWCF)

grant to the City of Fullerton (City) to acquire 10± acres located in the city of Fullerton in Orange County. WCB 11/18/2021


SAN DIEGO COUNTY--San Diego County MSCP – Crestlake $930,000 (total $3.1M, with $2.1M from USFWS)

grant to the Endangered Habitats Conservancy (EHC) to acquire a fee title on 304± acres located near Alpine in San Diego County. WCB 11/18/2021


SAN DIEGO--Rancho Jamul Ecological Reserve, SDG&E Power Line Re-Route $0

acceptance of a quitclaim easement from San Diego Gas and Electric for the purposes of enhancing management of CDFW’s Rancho Jamul Ecological Reserve, located near the community of Jamul in San Diego County. WCB 2/24/2022


MONO --Centennial Point Ranch Conservation Easement $978,750 (total $2.6M, with $1.6M from Dept of Conservation)

grant to the Eastern Sierra Land Trust for the acquisition of a conservation easement over 1,741± acres near Bridgeport in Mono County. WCB 2/24/2022



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MAPS AND MORE DETAILS:


WCB APRIL 2021:

FULL AGENDA: https://nrm.dfg.ca.gov/FileHandler.ashx?DocumentID=191921&inline

MAPS: https://nrm.dfg.ca.gov/FileHandler.ashx?DocumentID=192008&inline


WCB 8/26/2021

PRELIMINARY AGENDA: https://nrm.dfg.ca.gov/FileHandler.ashx?DocumentID=193600&inline

FULL AGENDA: https://nrm.dfg.ca.gov/FileHandler.ashx?DocumentID=193838&inline

MAPS: https://nrm.dfg.ca.gov/FileHandler.ashx?DocumentID=192836&inline

WCB 8/26/2021


WCB 11/18/2021

PRELIMINARY AGENDA: https://nrm.dfg.ca.gov/FileHandler.ashx?DocumentID=195423&inline

FULL AGENDA: https://nrm.dfg.ca.gov/FileHandler.ashx?DocumentID=195631&inline

MAPS: https://nrm.dfg.ca.gov/FileHandler.ashx?DocumentID=195713&inline


WCB 2/24/2022:

PRELIMINARY AGENDA: https://nrm.dfg.ca.gov/FileHandler.ashx?DocumentID=197308&inline

FULL AGENDA: https://nrm.dfg.ca.gov/FileHandler.ashx?DocumentID=198934&inline

MAPS: https://nrm.dfg.ca.gov/FileHandler.ashx?DocumentID=199041&inline


SCC 11/2020-3/2022

 Land Deals by the State Coastal Conservancy Over the Last 1 & 1/2 Years

HIGHLIGHTS:

7480 acres in Trinity & Mendocino Counties

Development Rights on 7681 acres in San Luis Obispo

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NORTH COAST:

TRINITY-MENDOCINO- $2,000,000 to The Wildlands Conservancy to acquire approximately 7,480 acres of the Lone Pine Ranch property at the confluence of the Eel River mainstem and North Fork Eel River in Trinity and Mendocino Counties for the purposes of preserving and restoring fish and wildlife habitat, public access and recreation, open space, and natural resource protection. Total price is $6.9 million, with $4.9 million from the WCB. SCC 5/27/2021



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DEL NORTE-$940,000 to the Smith River Alliance, Inc. to acquire beach, dune, wetland, upland and forested parcels in the vicinity of the Pacific Shores subdivision, adjacent to Lake Earl, Del Norte County. SCC 5/27/2021

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SF BAY:

SONOMA-transfer fee title to nine Conservancy-owned parcels in the Bodega Bay area to the County of Sonoma; approval of the implementation/disposition plans for the property transfer; and authorization to disburse up to $34,000 to Sonoma County Regional Parks to prepare surveys and Phase 1 environmental site assessments of the parcels. SCC 9/23/2021

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CENTRAL COAST:

SLO-$825,000 to the Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County for the acquisition of three conservation easements on the 7,681-acre Attiyeh Ranch in northern San Luis Obispo County. (total price is $6.075 million, with $3.75 million from the WCB and $1.5 million from the Dept of Conservation) SCC 9/23/2021


VENTURA-terminate the Coastal Conservancy’s Calleguas Creek Watershed In-lieu Fee Program by disbursing $2,453,773 million for the purchase of 58.11 jurisdictional wetland and riparian buffer credits from the Santa Paula Creek Mitigation Bank. SCC 9/23/2021

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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA:

ORANGE COUNTY-$10.1 million to the City of Fullerton to acquire a 13.7-acre property, Neighborhood 3, in the West Coyote Hills area of north Orange County for open space, habitat protection, watershed management, and public access. (Total price is $11.7 million, with $1.5 million from the Rivers and Mountains Conservancy) SCC 12/2/2021


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SCC MEETINGS WITH NO LAND PURCHASES

11/2020

1/21/2021

3/25/2021

6/7/2021

11/3/2021

2/3/2022

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