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Thursday, March 19, 2015

SCC 12/2014 to 3/2015: Big Forest Saved up North

2 Huge Parkland Purchases on the Northern CA Coast

and others from the Coastal Conservancy Agendas
for December 2014, and January and March of 2015

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State Taxpayers Contribute $7 million to Protect Forests and Enlarge Indian Tribal Lands Near Redwood National Park

6479 ACRES: disburse up to $2,000,000 to the Western Rivers Conservancy to acquire approximately 2400 acres in Bear Creek and 4,000 acres in the Blue Creek watershed in Humboldt and Del Norte Counties for the purposes of preserving and enhancing fish and wildlife habitat. Another $5 million is coming from the State's Wildlife Conservation Board, and the remaining $2.9 million is coming from private sources. Coastal Conservancy 12/4/2014

Previously, the Yurok tribe purchased over 22,000 acres of forest lands along the lower Klamath River in 2011 with help from state taxpayers and the WRC. The total purchase is planned to total 47,000 acres from the Green Diamond Resources Inc. timber firm (formerly called Simpson Timber)



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2419 ACRES: disburse up to $960,000 of these funds to The Nature Conservancy to acquire a working forest easement over the 2,419 acre Parker Ranch, located adjacent to the Ten Mile River, Mendocino County, to preserve open space and fish and wildlife habitat and for sustainable timber production. Coastal Conservancy 1/29/2015

1.8 ACRES: disburse up to $65,000 to the City of Point Arena for the acquisition of the 1.8 acre Point Arena Cove Property, located in Point Arena, Mendocino County, for the purposes of open space, habitat protection, and public access. Coastal Conservancy 12/4/2014



21 ACRES: disburse up to $450,000 to the Peninsula Open Space Trust to acquire the 21-acre Thompson property on Pillar Point Bluff, just north of Half Moon Bay in San Mateo County, to provide public access and preserve the property’s natural resources. Coastal Conservancy 1/29/2015

approval of the Pedro Point Headlands Implementation Plan and authorization: 1) to transfer three parcels owned by the State on behalf of the Conservancy at Pedro Point Headlands, City of Pacifica, to San Mateo County for open space preservation, natural resource protection and public access; 2) to reserve from that transfer approximately 0.6 acres for sale at fair market value to an adjacent private landowner to settle an encroachment dispute; and 3)for its Executive Officer to take all necessary steps to implement the transfer and sale. Coastal Conservancy 3/26/2015

44 ACRES: disburse up to $262,500 to the Muir Heritage Land Trust for acquisition of the West Hills Farm property near the City of Martinez and adjacent to the John Muir National Historic Site in Contra Costa County. Coastal Conservancy 1/29/2015



82 ACRES: disburse up to $646,500, including $510,222 from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Program, to the Coastal San Luis Resource Conservation District to acquire, and prepare a restoration plan for,the 82-acre Morrissey Ranch located along lower Los Osos Creek in the Morro Bay watershed in San Luis Obispo County. Coastal Conservancy 1/29/2015



disburse up to $1,000,000 to the California Department of Transportation for environmental assessment and design of a wildlife crossing near the interchange of U.S. 101 and Liberty Canyon Road in the City of Agoura Hills, and to enter into a joint powers agreement with the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy. Coastal Conservancy 1/29/2015

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Thanks for helping save some free space for me to explore when I return to California!


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