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Transaction Status Retained and Donated | Land Conservation Plan | History
Status of Donated and Retained Land Transactions
Below is a summary of the status of all PG&E retained and donated land transactions as of January 23, 2019.
Transaction Status Retained and Donated (47 KB)
Land Conservation Plan (Volumes I and II)
The Stewardship Council Board of Directors adopted the Land Conservation Plan Volumes I and II (LCP) at its meeting on November 28, 2007. The LCP provides the framework for the preservation and enhancement of six beneficial public values, including open space, natural habitat, public recreation, historic resources, sustainable forestry, and agricultural uses on more than 140,000 acres of PG&E's Watershed Lands. Please email the Stewardship Council at email@example.com if you would like a copy of the LCP on CD-Rom. It is also available in hardcopy format, for public viewing, in designated public buildings in each of the 22 counties where the Watershed Lands are located. Please see the Public Building Locations page to find the location nearest to you that is hosting a hardcopy of the Final LCP.
View the Final Land Conservation Plan
History of the Planning Process
Throughout 2005 and the early part of 2006, the Stewardship Council focused on obtaining, organizing, and analyzing significant amounts of data specific to the Watershed Lands.
To proceed efficiently, we grouped the 142,692 acres of land (about 1,000 parcels in total) into 47 Planning Units. We then developed draft concepts that described a list of potential measures that, if implemented, would aim to preserve and enhance the Beneficial Public Values (BPV) for each planning unit. During this analysis process, we specifically focused on the land use issues, and deliberately set aside the ownership and management issues.
The Draft Land Conservation Plan Volumes I & II were released in June 2007 for a 60-day public comment period. During this time, we held ten public meetings to publicize the availability of the Draft LCP and to encourage public comment.
We received nearly 1,300 written comments on the Draft LCP. We then reviewed and responded to each comment, and revised the text in the Draft LCP as appropriate. All public comments received in writing, and the responses to those comments, will be included in the Final LCP as a separate document. To review the Final Land Conservation Plan Volumes I & II, visit our Land Conservation Plan page.
The Stewardship Council submitted the Land Conservation Plan (Volumes I and II) to PG&E. Following their approval PG&E submitted the document to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC)* where it was approved. With these approvals, the CPUC can now consider Volume III (Land Conservation and Conveyance Plans), which will include the real estate transactions themselves.
*Note:PG&E is required to develop a Section 851 Application that must accompany the LCP Volumes I and II when submitted by PG&E to the CPUC. The Application is required for all real estate transactions by utilities. The CPUC will approve the Section 851 Application, not the LCP Volumes I and II; and once approved, the CPUC will be able to review and approve Volume III, the Land Conservation and Conveyance Plan (LCCP). The LCCPs will also be submitted by PG&E and accompanied by a Section 851 Application.
Early in 2008, the Stewardship Council began the development of the Land Conservation and Conveyance Plans (LCCP) for four pilot planning units: McArthur Swamp, Bucks Lake, Kennedy Meadows, and Doyle Springs. The Stewardship Council has been working closely with stakeholders and PG&E to develop the LCCPs. These packages will include conservation requirements and land management responsibilities, including fee title transfer and conservation easement documents. The four pilot planning units were chosen because they each exhibited a unique set of land use and conservation challenges. We intend to take what is learned through this pilot disposition effort and apply that knowledge to our work with the remaining 43 planning units.