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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

WCB 11/2018

Some New Wildlife Conservation Board Purchases 

On their agenda in November 2018 


Humbug Valley in Plumas County, 2325 acre conservation easement

Hallelujah Junction Wildlife Area in Sierra County, purchase of 162 acres

Morongo Basin in San Bernardino County, purchase of 320 acres

Arcata Forest in Humboldt County, purchase of 967 acres

SCC 9/2018

A Few New Coastal Conservancy Projects:


disburse up to $673,350 to the Humboldt Bay Harbor, Recreation and Conservation District to acquire 366 acres of coastal dune and wetland habitat on the north spit of Humboldt Bay, Humboldt County


disburse up to $9,750,000 to The Wildlands Conservancy for acquisition of approximately 1,390 acres along the Santa Margarita River, San Diego County, from the Fallbrook Public Utility District for conservation and recreation purposes.


disburse up to $1,100,000 to TreePeople to prepare final designs and permits for, and to construct, a green infrastructure project in the City of San Fernando, County of Los Angeles, CA.

Monday, October 15, 2018

SMMC-MRCA 9/5/2018 to 10/22/2018

300 Acre purchase for Connection of The Calabasas Peak and Topanga Summit Parks is in the works
and other land deals by LA Mountain parks agencies

NOTE: Legend for Shading:


purchase of 300 acres, Calabasas Peak area: grant application to the Los Angeles County Regional Park and Open Space District for Proposition A funding for the Calabasas View Acquisition project. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] [Map] MRCA 10/3/2018



donation of 22 acres in Cold Creek, north of saddle Peak: authorizing acceptance of fee title of APNs 4456-037-010 and 4456-037-037, totaling approximately 22 acres, pursuant to Consent Cease and Desist Order No. CCC-18-CD-03 and Consent Restoration Order No. CCC-18-RO-02, in the Malibu Creek watershed at 25575 Piuma Road, unincorporated Los Angeles County. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] [Map] MRCA 10/3/2018

donation of 20.25 acres west of Santa Maria Road in upper Topanga Canyon watershed, unincorporated Los Angeles County; APN 4434-005-025,. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 9/5/2018

water well establishment services for the Cameron Nature Preserve at Puerco Canyon. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] MRCA 9/5/2018

Open space and scenic easements associated with Coastal Development Permit Nos. 4-95-173 (MHAB Trust), 5-89-878 (Cariker and Kinzer), 4-98-281(Cariker), 5-90-1136 (Ricciardone), 4-97-138 Topanga (Ricciardone) and 4-92-121 Escondido Canyon (Sahafi/Nikkho), incorporated and unincorporated Malibu. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 10/3/2018

donation of 1/3rd of an acre in Latigo Canyon; APNs 4461-010-014 and 028 unincorporated Malibu area. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 10/3/2018

access to 3 acres on Encinal Beach: entering agreement with Malibu Encinal Homeowners Association for improvements to and usage of MRCA owned properties at Lechuza Beach, Malibu. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] [Map] MRCA 10/3/2018



Beverly Glen: authorizing the sale of up to 500 square feet of a portion of APN 4379-032-900 and retaining a conservation easement over up to 200 square feet of said portion to resolve encroachment and retaining wall issues with adjacent property owner of 14220 Mulholland Drive, APN 4379-032-006, in the City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] [Map] MRCA 9/5/2018

Nichols Canyon area: authorizing the sale of an easement over an approximately 0.1-acre portion of APN 5570-021-905 to address an encroachment from 7721 Firenze Avenue, Briar Summit Open Space Preserve, City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 9/5/2018

authorizing granting a conservation easement to Citizens for Los Angeles Wildlife over APN 2386-030-900 in Dixie Canyon, City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 10/3/2018

east side of Laurel Canyon: acceptance of transfer of 0.1 acres, APN 5567-018-017 from the Laurel Canyon Land Trust, City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 10/3/2018

½ acre west of Fossil Ridge Park in Sherman Oaks: acceptance of the offers to dedicate scenic easements and/or open space easements associated with amending Resolution No. 18-128 regarding APNs 2274-025-033 and 034 [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] [Map] MRCA 10/3/2018

3/4ths of acre owned by SMMC in Hollywood: Cooperative Agreement with the City of Los Angeles for the operations and maintenance of Franklin/Ivar Park, Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] SMMC 9/24/2018

Brentwood, 500 acres owned by LA County Sanitation Dept: comment letter to Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority on the Draft Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration for the proposed Mission Canyon Park Project, Los Angeles.



purchase of 30 acres in the Carlisle Canyon watershed, unincorporated Ventura County: application to the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy for a Proposition 68 grant to acquire three parcels (APNs 694-0-210-120, 694-0-210-370, and 694-0-210-510) t [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 9/5/2018

on 10 acres near Cal State University Channel Islands owned by Ventura County: grant to Turning Point Foundation for Growing Works native plant nursery project, unincorporated Ventura County. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment 1] [Attachment 2] SMMC 9/24/2018



donation of 56 acres of land on north and south side of Santa Susana Mts; APNs 2826-018-047, 063, 2826-030-008, 2826-031-001, 2826-032-002 and 2826-033-010 in the Oat Mountain Motorway area [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 9/5/2018



purchase of 231 acres in Lyons Canyon (north of Towsley Canyon park) from D.R. Horton: authorizing: (a) entering into an option agreement to acquire APNs 2826-022-026, 027, 035, 2826-023-014 and 2826-041-039; (b) authorizing application to the SMMC, City of Santa Clarita, LA County and CA WCB for purchase funds [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] [Map 1] [Map 2] MRCA 9/5/2018; [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] SMMC 9/24/2018

Newhall Pass south of 5 Freeway: authorizing sale of an approximately 770-square-foot portion of 2826-025-905 and a 5,600-square-foot temporary construction easement to the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority for I-5 HOV and Truck Lane Project, Gavin Canyon, unincorporated Santa Clarita area. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 10/3/2018

Santa Clara River Watershed Proposition 68 Project Planning and Development Grants. [10-3-18 Item XIII Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map 1] [Map 2] MRCA 10/3/2018

comment letter to Los Angeles County on the 1330 acre, 3150 home North Lake project in Grasshopper Canyon between Castaic Lake and the 5 freeway, sch No. 2015031080, Vesting Tentative Tract Map No. 073336, unincorporated Castaic area. [Comment Letter] [Resolution] [Attachment 1] [Attachment 2] [Attachment 3] [Attachment 4] [Attachment 5] [Attachment 6] [Attachment 7] [Attachment 8] [Attachment 9] [Map 1] [Map 2] [Map 3] SMMC 9/24/2018

comment letter to Los Angeles County on the 1500 acre, 405 home Tapia Ranch project northeast of Pitchess Jail; Notice of Preparation, Tentative Tract No. 072126, unincorporated Castaic area. [Comment Letter] [Resolution] [Attachment 1] [Attachment 2] [Attachment 3] [Map] SMMC 9/24/2018



authorizing the sale of a slope easement, or fee simple area, of less than 10,000-square feet over APN 5659-025-901 in the San Rafael Hills, in conjunction with 3443 E. Chevy Chase Drive, or the exchange of said interest in APN 5659-025-901 for fee title or conservation easement areas over other parcels in the San Rafael Hills, Glendale. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 9/5/2018

donation of approximately 7.12 acres (APNs 2552-010-020 and 2552-006-014) in Big Tujunga Canyon, City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 10/3/2018



purchase of land for Elephant Hill Open Space project, City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] MRCA 10/3/2018

donation of fee simple or a conservation easement over approx. ½ of 5.7 acre APN 5464-011-021 in Elyria Canyon, City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 10/3/2018


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