WILDLIFE CONSERVATION BOARD August 24, 2023, 10:00 a.m. Natural Resources Building, First Floor Auditorium 715 P Street Sacramento, CA 95814 Preliminary Agenda Items
Preliminary agenda: https://nrm.dfg.ca.gov/FileHandler.ashx?DocumentID=213634&inline
LuginBuhl Ranch $500,000 Siskiyou County
grant to Siskiyou Land Trust for a cooperative project with Sierra Nevada Conservancy to acquire 320± acres located on the Upper Sacramento and Shasta River watershed near Mount Shasta. Total price: $2.5 million, with $2m from the Sierra Nevada Conservancy
Hart Ranch Conservation Easement - Rabbit Hill $1,475,000 Siskiyou County
grant to American Farmland Trust to acquire a conservation easement over 3,354.5± acres located near the community of Montague. Total price: $1.475m
Hart Ranch Conservation Easement – Soda Springs $1,250,000 Siskiyou County
grant to American Farmland Trust to acquire a conservation easement over 2,578± acres located near the community of Montague. Total price: $1.25m
Feather River Wildlife Area, Shanghai Bend Unit Transfer $0 Sutter County
transfer of 142± acres of land by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) to Sutter County to own, operate, and maintain in perpetuity for purposes of public access, public recreation, and habitat preservation. The property is located along the Feather River with 19± acres in Yuba City and the remaining 123± acres
Tahoe Forest Gateway (Leidesdorff) $2,250,000 Placer County
grant to 40 Acre Conservation League for a cooperative project with the Sierra Nevada Conservancy to acquire 650± acres located in Emigrant Gap in Placer County. Total price: $3m, with $750,000 from the Sierra Nevada Conservancy
Dos Rios Norte $22,665,000 Sutter County
grant to River Partners to acquire 1,522.93± acres located approximately five miles east of Knights Landing. Total price: $22.6m.
IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA:
Big Morongo Springs $1,850,000 San Bernardino County
grant to Native American Land Conservancy to acquire 60± acres of land for the protection of a flowing spring located in Big Morongo Canyon. Total price: $2m, with $150,000 from Native American Land Conservancy.
Western Riverside MSHCP Barth $115,000 Riverside County
grant to the Western Riverside County Regional Conservation Authority (WRCRCA) to acquire 20± acres located just east of the city of Temecula. Total price: $330,000, with $214,000 from USFWS.
Western Riverside MSHCP Johnson $371,000 Riverside County to acquire 10± acres of land located in the city of Hemet (withdrawn from agenda)
IN THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA:
Walt Ranch $7,000,000 Napa County
grant to Land Trust of Napa County for a cooperative project with State Coastal Conservancy, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, and The Conservation Fund to secure permanent conservation of 2,300± acres in the Napa River watershed. Total price: $24.5m, with $6.5m price reduction by the owner, $7m from CA State Coastal Conservancy, and $4m from the Moore Foundation.
IN THE CENTRAL COAST:
Basin Ranch $8,593,200 Monterey County
grant to Big Sur Land Trust for a cooperative project with the Esselen Tribe of Monterey County to acquire 5,105± acres located in the Salinas River watershed. Total price: $8.68m, with $86,000 from Big Sur Land Trust.
Steelhead Preserve $1,625,000 Ventura County
grant to the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy to acquire 21± acres in the Ventura River watershed by expanding the adjacent Ventura River Steelhead Preserve located about seven miles north of the city of Ventura. Total price: $1.625m.