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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

WCB 9/2011: Less Sprawl, more trails...

State’s Wildlife Board saved 19,952 acres in September 2011 meeting


Mono County: 56 acres
Riverside County: 169 acres
San Diego County: 1284 acres
Tulare County: 0.5 acre
Humboldt County: 114 acres
Stanislaus County: 1603 acres
Kern County: 14,945 acres
Lassen County: 1781 acres



Wheeler Ridge, Expansion 4, $730,000 Mono County
a grant to the Eastern Sierra Land Trust for a cooperative project to acquire fee title in 56± acres of land. 9/13/11 WCB

Allensworth Ecological Reserve, Expansion 26, $2,900 Tulare County
To consider the fee acquisition of 0.5± acres of land for expansion of the Department of Fish and Game's Allensworth Ecological Reserve, to increase protection of grassland areas that benefit special status species, including the San Joaquin kit fox, located approximately 30 miles south of Visalia in southern Tulare County. 9/13/11 WCB

Western Riverside County MSHCP, $1,042,500 Expansions 10 and 11
acquire in fee two separate properties totaling 169± acres. 9/13/11 WCB

Carlsbad/Northwest San Diego County MHCP $1,256,250 HCPLA/NCCP 2010 (Perkins)
acquire in fee 156± acres at the northern terminus of Lone Jack Road and west of Rancho Summit Road. 9/13/11 WCB

City of Carlsbad $3,214,000 Habitat Management Plan/NW HCPLA 2009 (Bridges)
San Diego County
acquire in fee 97± acres. 9/13/11 WCB

Hollenbeck Canyon Wildlife Area, $708,000 Expansion 4, San Diego County
acquisition in fee of 563± acres. 9/13/11 WCB

Long Potrero East $1,498,000 San Diego County
grant to the Back Country Land Trust to acquire in fee 468± acres. 9/13/11 WCB

Arcata Community Forest Expansion $1,956,000 (Morris) Humboldt County
acquire in fee a total of 114± acres. 9/13/11 WCB

Conifer trees top a green and golden hillside
(Arcata Community Forest expansion)

Leavitt Lake Conservation Easement $1,705,000 Lassen County
acquire a conservation easement over 1,781 ± acres on the north shore of Leavitt Lake, 5 miles southeast of the City of Susanville. 9/13/11 WCB

Grasslands and hills under partly cloudy sky
(Bass Hill Wildlife Area north of Susanville, in Lassen County. John Ranlett/Ducks Unlimited photo.)

Gualala River Forest Conservation Easement $19,030,000 Mendocino County (reconsideration—same as on 6/2/11 agenda))
grant to The Conservation Fund to acquire a conservation easement over 13,913± acres. 9/13/11 WCB

View of lush conifer and pine forest, mountains in background, blue sky
Gualala River Forest, west of Cloverdale in Mendocino County.

Dos Rios Ranch $5,410,000 Stanislaus County
acquire in fee 1,603± acres of valley floodplain and riverine habitat. 9/13/11 WCB (WITHDRAWN FROM AGENDA)

Southern Sierra Nevada Mountains, $5,010,000 Rudnik Ranch, Kern County
grant to The Nature Conservancy for a cooperative project with the Department of Fish and Game, Sierra Nevada Conservancy, Caltrans and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation to acquire fee interest in 14,945± acres. 9/13/11 WCB

A ranch and trees in dry hills
Rudnick Ranch

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