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Thursday, September 21, 2017

SMMC-MRCA 6/26/2017 to 9/25/2017

Over 750 Acres of New Mountain Parks in the L.A. Area Either Donated or Purchased Last Summer

Plus development threats. Taken from the agendas for the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy and the MRCA for June through September of 2017


60 acres in Solstice Canyon-partially fund one or more parcels of the donation of apns 4461-005-009 and 4461-006-019 in Solstice Canyon, unincorporated Malibu area. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] SMMC 6/26/2017

2.38 acres in Escondido Canyon-acquisition of three parcels (apns 4460-014-008, 010, and 011) in City of Malibu. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] [Map 1] [Map 2]
SMMC 6/26/2017

Escondido Canyon Parking Lot and Trail Improvements, Malibu. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] [Map 1] [Map 2] SMMC 9/25/2017
Escondido Canyon Parking Lot and Trail Improvements Project Planning and Design. [Staff Report] [Resolution] MRCA 9/6/2017

6 acre developer donation in Little Las Flores Canyon, APNs 4448-007-058 and 4448-007-060, unincorporated Los Angeles County. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 7/5/2017

40 acres at Ballard Mountain in Lobo Canyon, acquisition of APN 2058-008-023 , unincorporated Los Angeles County. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] [Attachment] MRCA 7/26/2017

Upper Escondido Canyon-acceptance of the judgement lien held by the California Coastal Commission against the real property of approximately 46 acres at 2100 McReynolds Road in the Santa Monica Mountains, unincorporated Los Angeles County, APNs 4464-024-020; 4464-024-022; 4464-024-023; 4464-024-024; and 4465-006-054. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 9/6/2017

57 acre donation in Zuma Canyon-APNs 4464-025-006, 007, 008, 009; and 4464-026-007, Santa Monica Mountains Coastal Zone, unincorporated County of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 9/6/2017

acceptance of a coastal access easement over a portion of the property located at 22548 Pacific Coast Highway, City of Malibu. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 9/6/2017



2.6 acres in Tarzana, acquire all or part of APNs 2176-026-902 and 2176-026-904 from the City of Los Angeles as the assignee of the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy. [Staff Report] [Map] MRCA 7/5/2017

1.80 acres in Laurel Canyon, composed of APNs 5565-030-005, 5565-030-008, 009, 010, 011, 012, 013, 5565-030-022, 023, and 032, and (2) acceptance of those APNs from the private landowners, City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map 1] [Map 2] MRCA 9/6/2017

0.87 acres in Nichols Canyon, donation of APN 5571-032-020 [Staff Report] [Map] MRCA 9/6/2017



406 acres, located in the Lake Hughes area: acquisition of APNs 3243-013-009, 012, 013, 014, 015, 016, 017, 065, and 3243-018-007. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] [Map] MRCA 7/5/2017

217 acre donation in the Acton area; APN's 3323-013-002; -017, -023, -048, -049, -052; and -053; and a possible additional 17.5 acres APN's 3223-013-041 and 3223-014-020, unincorporated Los Angeles County. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map 1] [Map 2] MRCA 7/26/2017



grant of Proposition 1 funds the Conejo Recreation and Park District for the Sapwi Trails Community Park project. [Staff Report][Attachment] SMMC 6/26/2017

comment letter to the City of Simi Valley on re-circulated Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration for cup-S-778 along the Arroyo Simi, 240 West Los Angeles Avenue, Simi Valley. [Attachment] [Map] [Comment Letter] SMMC 8/28/2017

South Side of Conejo Mountain: comment letter to the County of Ventura on the Notice of Preparation for the Pacific Rock Quarry Mine Expansion Project (Case No. Lu10-0003, sch No. 2017081052), unincorporated Ventura County. [Comment Letter] [Map 1] [Map 2] SMMC 9/25/2017



12.5 acres located adjacent to the Los Angeles River in Glassell Park: acquisition of a multipurpose easement for habitat restoration, environmental remediation, public access, recreation, and open space purposes from the City of Los Angeles over an approximately 9.28 acre portion of APN 5442-002-823 and for an option to purchase a multipurpose easement over an additional 3.22 acres of the subject property, owned by the City of Los Angeles, [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment 1] [Attachment 2] [Map] MRCA 7/26/2017



32 acres in Woodland Hills: comment letter to the City of Los Angeles on the Notice of Preparation for the Treeland Homes Project. [Comment Letter] [Attachment] [Map] SMMC 8/28/2017

4790 Las Virgenes Road east side at Agoura Road: comment letter to the City of Calabasas regarding the Notice of Preparation of an Environmental Impact Report for the proposed 77 acre, 180 unit West Village Project (File No. 160003152) in Las Virgenes Canyon, adjacent Las Virgenes View Park, City of Calabasas. [Comment Letter] [Attachment] SMMC 9/25/2017



donation of a less than one acre parcel near Mt. Wilson Trail; APN 5763-002-013, from the Sierra Madre Mountain Conservancy, Sierra Madre. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 9/6/2017



resolution adopting FY 17/18 MRCA Workprogram [Map] [Staff Report] [Resolution] MRCA 7/5/2017

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

SCC 9/2017: September Purchases by Coastal Conservancy

State Coastal Conservancy to Help Save Over 23,000 Acres in Napa and Mendocino

$1 million to The Nature Conservancy to acquire a conservation easement over approximately 23,000 acres of the Lyme Redwood Forest Company property within the Ten Mile River watershed in Mendocino County (Total cost: $17.2 million, $12 million of that from State taxpayers, another $4 million in private contributions)

$400,000 to the Napa County Regional Park and Open Space District for acquisition of the final 298 acres of the 709-acre Suscol Headwaters Preserve, which will close a gap of more than five miles in the Bay Area Ridge Trail and protect steelhead spawning habitat in Suscol Creek. (Total Cost: $2.6 million, with $2.1 million provided by State taxpayers, and $500,000 from Napa County)

WCB 8/2017: more land saved for wildlife

August: Several Small Land Purchases Ok'd by State Wildlife Conservation Board


40 acres at Roddy Home Ranch in Contra Costa County
320 acres in East Contra Costa County

39 acres in the Coachella Valley area of Riverside County

40 acres at Rancho Jamul in San Diego County

12 acres at San Vicente Highlands in San Diego County

6 acres at Wheeler Ridge near Mammoth Lakes in Mono County

9 acres at Taylor Yard along the Los Angeles River

0.4 acres in Hope Valley in Alpine County transferred to a private owner for $20,000 to resolve some encroachments into the State's land


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