MAPS AND DETAILS: https://nrm.dfg.ca.gov/FileHandler.ashx?DocumentID=216752&inline
7835 acres, BUTTE COUNTY: Chico State University Preserve (Càkawì ódiknonà) $1,480,000 grant to Chico State Enterprises to create a master management plan for approximately 7,835 acres of recently expanded Chico State University preserve properties located ten miles northeast of Chico.
The BCCER was created with the purchase of the Simmons Ranch in 1999 and the Henning Ranch in 2001. It is owned by Chico State Enterprises.
86 acres, LAKE COUNTY: Keithly Preserve, $850,000 grant to Lake County Land Trust to acquire 86± acres of land for the protection of Clearlake shoreline wetlands, and Manning Creek, located in Lakeport in the Clearlake watershed.
846 acres, NAPA COUNTY: Snell Valley Ranch, $1,800,000 grant to Napa County Land Trust to acquire a conservation easement over 846± acres located near the community of Pope Valley.
170 acres, SACRAMENTO COUNTY: Cosumnes River Ecological Preserve, Expansion 12 (Singh) $1,800,000. acquisition of 170± acres of land by CDFW for a cooperative project with The Conservation Fund as an expansion to CDFW’s ecological preserve located in Galt in the Sacramento River watershed.
761 acres, SANTA CLARA COUNTY: Malech Ranch Conservation Easement $1,200,000. Grant to the Santa Clara Valley Habitat Agency for a cooperative project with the Moore Foundation and the Wildlife Conservation Network for the acquisition of a conservation easement over 761± acres near Gilroy.
WITHDRAWN FROM AGENDA
SANTA CLARA COUNTY: Beneficial Reuse of Excavated Material $2,000,000 Santa Clara County To consider the allocation for a grant to the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority for a cooperative project with USFWS and the State Coastal Conservancy to develop plans for beneficial re-use of tunnel excavated materials to accelerate up to 5,100 acres of tidal marsh habitat restoration in Santa Clara County.
3 acres, SANTA CRUZ COUNTY: Santa Cruz Long-toed Salamander Section 6 (Schroeder) $91,000 subgrant federal funds to the Land Trust of Santa Cruz County, and to consider a WCB grant to the Land Trust of Santa Cruz County, to acquire in fee 3± acres located near Watsonville.
11 acres, SANTA CRUZ COUNTY: Santa Cruz Long-toed Salamander Section 6 (Sterling) subgrant $407,000 in federal funds to the Land Trust of Santa Cruz County, and to consider a $143,000 WCB grant to the Land Trust of Santa Cruz County, to acquire in fee 11± acres located near Watsonville.
7589 acres, SISKIYOU COUNTY: Shasta Timberlands Working Forest Conservation Easement $5,697,000 . Grant to Pacific Forest Trust to acquire a conservation easement over 7,589± acres located northeast of McCloud. Total price of the easement is $5.7m.
8085 acres, TRINITY COUNTY: Lone Pine Ranch, Phase III $3,925,000. Grant to the Wildlands Conservancy to acquire 8,085± acres of land and five miles of frontage on the main stem Eel River south of the community of Kettenpom. The CA Coastal Conservancy is adding in $3.9m to the price,
1026 acres, EL DORADO COUNTY: El Dorado Ranch, Expansion 4, $2,700,000. Grant to American River Conservancy for a cooperative project with the California Natural Resources Agency and Sierra Nevada Conservancy to acquire 1,026± acres located 10 miles southeast of Placerville in the Cosumnes River watershed. Also contributing to the total $4.7m price: CA Natural Resources Agency, $1m, and CA Sierra Nevada Conservancy, $1m
The ARC already owns 3,157 acres contiguous to the property to be acquired under this project.
40 acres, INYO COUNTY: Mount Whitney Fish Hatchery $0. Transfer of 40± acres of land by CDFW to Fort Independence Indian Community of Paiute Indians of the Fort Independence Reservation located in the city of Independence. This is a no-cost transfer.
40 acres, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY: Carrizo Plains Ecological Reserve, Expansion 7 (Yang) $110,000. acquisition of 40± acres of land by CDFW as an expansion to CDFW’s North Carrizo ecological reserve located 56 miles west of Santa Margarita in eastern San Luis Obispo County. WITHDRAWN
LOS ANGELES COUNTY: Ballona Wetlands Restoration Planning $2,805,000 Los Angeles County To consider an allocation for a grant to CDFW to revise and recertify the Ballona Wetlands Restoration Project EIR and complete final designs for Sequences 1 and 2, which will create and enhance salt marsh and brackish marsh by excavating new tidal channels, lowering adjacent marshplain, installing new culverts and water control structures, removing invasive vegetation, and planting native species within the Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve in Los Angeles County
670 acres, RIVERSIDE COUNTY: B Canyon $14,854,320. Grant to the Western Riverside Regional Conservation Authority to acquire 670± acres on the south side of State Route 91, west of the city of Corona. Also contributing funds: WRRCA $6.67m
640 acres, RIVERSIDE COUNTY: Western Riverside MSHCP Wolfskill Subgrant $2.7m in federal funds to the Western Riverside County Regional Conservation Authority (RCA), and consider a $1,456,000 WCB grant to RCA, for a cooperative project to acquire in fee 640± acres, a key linkage between large blocks of conserved lands located east of the city of Moreno Valley. RCA is providing $64k of the purchase price.
1291 acres, SAN DIEGO COUNTY: Rancho Jamul Ecological Reserve, Expansion 6, $30,000,000 San Diego County To consider the acceptance of a USFWS grant for a cooperative project with The Nature Conservancy to acquire 1,291± acres located just north of Otay Lakes within Proctor Valley. Total price is $60 million, Also contributing: US Dept of Homeland Security, $25m; USFWS $2.5m, Nature Conservancy $2.5m
MAP of existing preserve: https://wildlife.ca.gov/Lands/Places-to-Visit/Rancho-Jamul-ER