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Wednesday, November 2, 2022

WCB 11/2022

ABOUT 10,000 ACRES TO BE SAVED BY WILDLIFE BOARD

 Notice of Meeting of WILDLIFE CONSERVATION BOARD, November 15, 2022, 10:00 a.m.
MAPS: https://nrm.dfg.ca.gov/FileHandler.ashx?DocumentID=206070&inline


CENTRAL VALLEY/SIERRA NEVADAS:

21 ACRES China Hill, Expansion 4, $40,750 Siskiyou County
grant to Siskiyou Land Trust (SLT) for the protection of Yreka phlox, a wildflower endemic to China Hill and other surrounding foothill areas, located in the city of Yreka. USFWS is granting $59,000, for a total price of $100,000
http://bondaccountability.resources.ca.gov/Project.aspx?ProjectPK=22897&PropositionPK=4

655 ACRES Yreka Phlox Soap Creek Ridge purchase (Anderson) $105,075. Siskiyou County
grant to Siskiyou LT. USFWS granting $295,000, for a total price of $400,000

66 ACRES Barber Creek $240,000, Alpine County, acquisition by CDFW. WITHDRAWN

4101 ACRES Sierra Valley Conservation easement purchase, Expansion 7 (Bates Ranch) $2,382,268 in Plumas County, grant to the Feather River Land Trust. National Fish and Wildlife Foundation is granting $317k, for a total price   of $2.7million

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NORTH COAST:

CAL FIRE Mattole Headwaters, $0 Humboldt County POSTPONED
acceptance of a conservation easement over 95+ acres by CAL FIRE located near Whitehorn in Humboldt County.

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CENTRAL COAST:

Santa Cruz Long-toed Salamander (Hasan) $900,000 Santa Cruz County
acquisition of 3.5± acres of land by CDFW, located in Aptos. Total price is $900k

4503 ACRES Sans Topo Ranch Conservation Easement, $650,000. San Benito County, grant to California Rangeland Trust (CRT) to acquire a conservation easement located near Hollister.    The US Fish and Wildlife Service is providing $1.85 million, for a total price of $2.5 million.

321 ACRES Pereira Ranch Conservation Easement, $415,000 , in San Luis Obispo County,
grant to the Land Conservancy of SLO County near San Luis Obispo. CA Dept of Conservation is contributing $735,000, for a total price of $1.15million

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LOS ANGELES:

Agoura Hills - Santa Monica Mountains Gateway, $2,230,000, grant to MRCA to acquire 8± acres, SE of Cornell and Agoura roads. MRCA to provide $330k, Total price is $2.6 million
https://smmc.civicweb.net/document/11584/Consideration%20of%20resolution%20authorizing%20a%20grant.pdf?handle=4F14D34DD86F45C082668846035801E2

Newhall Pass I-5 Wildlife Crossing Design, $4,724,000, Los Angeles County. grant to the Resource Conservation District of the Santa Monica Mountains for a wildlife overpass across Interstate 5
https://mrca.civicweb.net/document/64073/Consideration%20of%20resolution%20authorizing%20a%20suppo.pdf?handle=A82B7D676B474C3295B22EEAD2884D61

Saturday, September 24, 2022

North Coast New Parks...

From 2018-2022:


DEL NORTE COUNTY:

Aug 23, 2019
state $ help North coast Yurok tribe buy 50,000 acres from timber giant Green Diamond
@FORESTSFOREVER
"The Tribe is restoring approximately 15,000 acres in Blue Creek into an old-growth forest and a Salmon Sanctuary. Blue Creek is one of the most important Klamath River tributaries..." #salmon #forests https://buff.ly/2zdPKMR
https://lostcoastoutpost.com/2019/aug/14/yurok-tribe-acquires-50000-acres-green-diamond-lan/
MAP: https://www.westernrivers.org/assets/projects/bluecreek_website-map-updated-1594857350.pdf
Jun 30, 2020 @FORESTSFOREVER
How the Yurok Tribe is reclaiming the Klamath River https://youtu.be/D2mBw-oLw0I

New San Francisco Bay Parks...

From 2018-2022:

ALAMEDA AND CONTRA COSTA COUNTIES:

10/17/2020
By an act of Congress, John Muir Land Trust is donating the 44-acre West Hills Farm property to the John Muir National Historic Site to help preserve trails and lands surrounding the longtime home of the man known as the Father of Our National Parks.
In 2019 JMLT purchased Almond Ranch, a 281-acre property connecting the John Muir National Historic Site to an expansive trail system and 18,000 acres of permanently protected open space.
https://jmlt.org/calendar-events/national-park-expansion-and-almond-ranch-dedication/

New Central Valley and Sierra Nevadas parks...

From 2018-2022:

SISKIYOU COUNTY:

Jul 5, 2019
Michigan-California Timber co sells 10,000 acres along the Pacific Crest Trail for preservation, now owned by public
MAP: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D-vRRx_U4AATpdc?format=jpg&name=medium
includes 17 miles of PCT
https://www.pcta.org/2019/the-trinity-divide-land-acquisition-is-a-big-leap-toward-protecting-the-entire-pacific-crest-trail-66288/
https://www.sfchronicle.com/travel/article/Land-deal-protects-spectacular-17-mile-stretch-of-14059845.php

New Central Coast Parks...

From 2018-2022:

SANTA CRUZ:

8/19/2021
MAP: https://twitter.com/landtrustscc/status/1428471318102429697
The Land Trust’ of Santa Cruz's commitment to protecting farmland goes back to 2007, when we protected 500 acres owned then by the Borina Foundation. Since then, the Land Trust has protected 2,500 acres of farmland, including the 500-acre Watsonville Slough Farm.

New San Diego Parks...

SAN DIEGO COUNTY Lands saved 2018-2022:

Jul 10, 2018 @escondidocreek
The Los Cielos Preserve has been steadily growing since 2010 and now totals 905 acres, adding 45 acres this spring! https://escondidocreek.org/news/land-los-cielos-preserve/?platform=hootsuite


New Desert Parks....

DESERT LAND SAVED, 2018-2022:

(Maps of all purchases are at the end of this post)

8/29/2012 @MojaveDesertLT Coyote Hole property, 111 acres just outside of Joshua Tree Village now within Joshua tree NP

Friday, September 23, 2022

WCB 8/2022

CA Wildlife Board Buys 4 Properties

WCB meeting 8/25/2022
MAPS and other info: https://nrm.dfg.ca.gov/FileHandler.ashx?DocumentID=203073&inline

Procter Ranch, San Luis Obispo, 321 ac Conservation easement, map on page 23

Reist Ranch, Mendocino, 95 acre Conservation easement, map on page 37

Ellis Ranch, Nevada co, 806 ac Conservation easement, map on page 45

Redwing Ranch South, Placer Co, 560 ac full ownership, map on page 52

SCC 9/2022

Coastal Conservancy Protects 2 Props.

 

Public Meeting Agenda– September 22, 2022
https://scc.ca.gov/2022/09/12/coastal-conservancy-public-zoom-meeting-september-22-2022/


MENDOCINO: disburse up to $$845,000 to the Westport Village Society for acquisition of the 26-acre DeHaven Creek Headlands located in coastal Mendocino County.
https://scc.ca.gov/webmaster/ftp/pdf/sccbb/2022/2209/20220922Board05_DeHaven%20Acquisition.pdf
Addendum: https://scc.ca.gov/webmaster/ftp/pdf/sccbb/2022/2209/20220922Board05_DeHaven%20Acquisition_Addendum.pdf

 

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MONTEREY-SAN BENITO: disburse up to $1,000,000 to the Land Trust of Santa Cruz County to acquire the 2,613-acre Rocks Ranch property located at the northern tip of the Gabilan Range in Monterey and San Benito Counties.
https://scc.ca.gov/webmaster/ftp/pdf/sccbb/2022/2209/20220922Board13_Rocks_Ranch_Acquisition.pdf


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VENTURA COUNTY-SANTA CLARA RIVER: designate The Nature Conservancy as the long-term management entity for the 2372 acres of Santa Clara River properties acquired with Coastal Conservancy funding since 2001
https://scc.ca.gov/webmaster/ftp/pdf/sccbb/2022/2209/20220922Board03G_Santa_Clara_River_LTM.pdf



Friday, September 16, 2022

New Big Parks...

 

NEW LA, OC, VENTURA, KERN & SANTA BARBARA COUNTY WILD PARKS TO EXPLORE FOR YOU WEEKEND WARRIORS


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