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2015 Public Notices


ON THIS PAGE
January 22, 2015 Board Meeting Items
March 18, 2015 Board Meeting Items
April 29, 2015 Board Meeting Items
June 24, 2015 Board Meeting Items
November 24, 2015 Board Meeting Items
January 21, 2016 Board Meeting Items
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Proposed Actions to Be Considered at the January 21, 2016 Stewardship Council Board Meeting

The Watershed Planning Committee of the Stewardship Council has forwarded to the board of directors for its consideration and possible approval at its January 21, 2016 meeting the following actions:

Fee Title Donee Recommendations

The Watershed Planning Committee of the Stewardship Council has forwarded to the board of directors a recommendation regarding the selection of a prospective fee title donee for select PG&E watershed lands at three planning units as summarized below.

1. Fall River Mills Planning Unit, Shasta County

The Fall River Resource Conservation District, which in March 2014 was recommended for a fee title donation of approximately 523 acres in the Fall River Mills planning unit, is recommended to receive an additional fee title donation of approximately 18 acres within parcel 137 at the Fall River Mills planning unit.

PDF icon Fall River Mills Planning Unit Recommendation (1.0 MB)

2. Lake Spaulding Planning Unit, Placer County

California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) is recommended to receive a fee title donation to approximately 790 acres within two parcels (parcels 813 and 824).

PDF icon Lake Spaulding Planning Unit Recommendation (339 KB)

3. Lake Almanor Planning Unit, Plumas County

The Maidu Summit Consortium (MSC), which in November 2014 was recommended to receive a fee title donation to 441 acres in the Lake Almanor planning unit is recommended to receive an additional fee title donation of approximately 200 acres within two parcels (parcels 375 and 426) in the Lake Almanor planning unit subject to the following terms:

  • The MSC agrees to enter into a legally binding agreement to ensure that the conservation easement and other agreements executed pursuant to the Land Conservation Commitment remain enforceable in perpetuity.
  • Prior to the Land Conservation and Conveyance Plan (LCCP) for the Lake Almanor planning unit being adopted by the Stewardship Council Board of Directors, the MSC successfully completes certain initial milestones that were established pursuant to the capacity-building grants awarded by the Stewardship Council.

PDF iconLake Almanor Planning Unit Recommendation (1.19 MB)

 

Proposed LCCPs

1. Lyons Reservoir Planning Unit, Tuolumne County

The Watershed Planning Committee of the Stewardship Council has forwarded to the board of directors for its consideration and possible adoption the proposed LCCP for lands to be donated to the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) in the Lyons Reservoir planning unit (located in Tuolumne County, California. The draft LCCP was made available for a public review and comment period from October 21, 2015 to November 20, 2015.

The document can be viewed on our website on the Lyons Reservoir planning unit page.

Comments and inquiries regarding this LCCP for the Lyons Reservoir planning unit (Lands for donation to USFS) can be addressed to comments49@stewardshipcouncil.org.

2. Fordyce Lake Planning Unit, Placer County

The Watershed Planning Committee of the Stewardship Council has forwarded to the board of directors for its consideration and possible adoption the proposed LCCP for lands to be retained by PG&E in the Fordyce Lake planning unit (Kidd/Cascade Lakes) located in Placer and Nevada Counties, California. The draft LCCP was made available for a public review and comment period from October 1, 2015 to October 31, 2015.

The document can be viewed on our website on the Fordyce Lakeplanning unit page.

Comments and inquiries regarding this LCCP for the Fordyce Lake planning unit (Kidd/Cascade Lakes) can be addressed to comments47@stewardshipcouncil.org.

The full board meeting agenda with any additional information and action items will be available on the Stewardship Council website on January 14, 2016.

There will be opportunity for public comment at the board meeting.

Comments may also be submitted in advance by email to info@stewardshipcouncil.org or to 155 Bovet Road, Suite 405, San Mateo, CA 94402

Proposed Actions to Be Considered at the November 19, 2015 Stewardship Council Board Meeting

The Watershed Planning Committee of the Stewardship Council has forwarded to the board of directors for its consideration and possible approval at its November 19, 2015 meeting the following action:

Proposed LCCP

1. Lyons Reservoir Planning Unit, Tuolumne County (PG&E Retained)
The Watershed Planning Committee of the Stewardship Council has forwarded to the board of directors for its consideration and possible adoption the proposed LCCP for the lands to be retained by PG&E at the Lyons Reservoir planning unit located in Tuolumne County, California.
The draft LCCP was made available for a public review and comment period from August 20, 2015 to September 21, 2015.
The document can be viewed on our website on the Lyons Reservoir planning unit page


Comments and inquiries regarding this LCCP for the Lyons Reservoir planning unit can be addressed to comments48@stewardshipcouncil.org

Conservation Easement Holder Recommendation

The Watershed Planning Committee of the Stewardship Council has forwarded to the board of directors the following recommendation regarding the selection of a prospective conservation easement holder over select PG&E watershed lands: 

2. Eel River Planning Unit, Mendocino and Lake Counties

The Mendocino Land Trust (MLT) to hold the conservation easement over the 4,225 acres to be retained by PG&E within the Eel River planning unit in Lake County.

The mission of MLT is to conserve important natural resources of Mendocino County, including working farmlands and forests, wildlife habitat, open space, scenic vistas, watersheds, and to facilitate public access. Incorporated in 1986, the MLT’s commitment to protecting important land has resulted in the conservation of over 14,000 acres of land in Mendocino County. This includes 7,334 acres of the Big River estuary and surrounding forestland, and approximately 6,300 acres in conservation easements throughout Mendocino County. MLT has been holding conservation easements since 1992, and currently holds 16 conservation easements. The organization also owns and stewards five properties totaling over 500 acres. For more information about MLT please visit their website

Other Action

3. Bass Lake Planning Unit, Madera County

The Board of Directors will consider and possibly adopt a proposed finding of No Significant Public Interest Value on a 0.3 acre area of land at the Bass Lake planning unit.

Background information regarding this matter can be viewed here.

Comments and inquiries can be addressed to: info@stewardshipcouncil.org

November 19, 2015 Board Meeting In Sacramento

The full board meeting agenda with any additional information and action items will be available on the Stewardship Council website on November 12. There will be opportunity for public comment at the board meeting.
Comments may also be submitted in advance by email to info@stewardshipcouncil.org or to 155 Bovet Road, Suite 405, San Mateo, CA 94402. All comments are shared with the Board of Directors.

Proposed Actions to Be Considered at the September 17, 2015 Stewardship Council Board Meeting

The Watershed Planning Committee of the Stewardship Council has forwarded to the board of directors for its consideration and possible approval at its September 17, 2015 meeting the following action:

Fee Title Donee Recommendation Bear River Planning Unit

The Watershed Planning Committee of the Stewardship Council has forwarded to the board of directors a recommendation regarding the selection of a prospective fee title donee for select PG&E watershed lands as summarized below.

Bear River Planning Unit, Placer and Nevada Counties

University of California, Center for Forestry (UC) is recommended to receive fee title to approximately 1,650 acres available for donation within 13 parcels (836-838, 845-851, 854-855, and 857) at the Bear River planning unit.

PDF icon Bear River Planning Unit Recomendation (6.14 MB)

September 17, 2015 Board Meeting at Bass Lake

The full board meeting agenda with any additional information and action items will be available on the Stewardship Council website on September 10, 2015. There will be opportunity for public comment at the board meeting.
Comments may also be submitted in advance by email to info@stewardshipcouncil.org or to 155 Bovet Road, Suite 405, San Mateo, CA 94402

Proposed Actions to Be Considered at the June 24, 2015 Stewardship Council Board Meeting

The Watershed Planning Committee of the Stewardship Council has forwarded to the board of directors for its consideration and possible approval at its June 24, 2015 meeting the following actions:

Fee Title Donee Recommendation and Recommendation that PG&E Retain Specific Parcels

The Watershed Planning Committee of the Stewardship Council has forwarded to the board of directors a recommendation regarding the selection of a prospective fee title donee for select PG&E watershed lands at two planning units and a recommendation that PG&E retain specific parcels at one planning unit as summarized below:

1. Burney Gardens Planning Unit, Shasta County

Humboldt State University Advancement Foundation is recommended to receive fee title to approximately 1,612 acres available for donation within 15 parcels (parcels 272-286) at the Burney Gardens planning unit.

PDF icon Burney Gardens Planning Unit Recomendation (4.59 MB)

2. Eel River Planning Unit, Mendocino and Lake County

United States Forest Service – Mendocino National Forest is recommended to receive fee title to approximately 891 acres available for donation within four parcels (parcels 743, 769, 771, and 772) at the Eel River planning unit, with a conservation covenant recommended to be held by the Sierra Nevada Conservancy under a Joint Powers Authority with the California Coastal Conservancy.

PG&E is recommended to retain fee title to approximately 3,381 acres available for donation within 23 parcels (parcels 739, 740-743, 747-749, 755-758, 760-769 and 773) at the Eel River planning unit. This acreage is in addition to the approximately 2,235 acres originally designated by PG&E for retention in this planning unit.

PDF icon Eel River Planning Unit Recomendation (6.51 MB)

Conservation Easement Holder Recommendation

The Watershed Planning Committee of the Stewardship Council has forwarded to the board of directors the following recommendation regarding the selection of a prospective conservation easement holder over select PG&E watershed lands: 

3. Bucks Lake Planning Unit, Plumas County

Feather River Land Trust to hold the conservation easement over all of the lands at the Bucks Lake planning unit.

The mission of the Feather River Land Trust (FRLT), a 501(c)(3) organization incorporated on February 18, 2000, is to conserve, restore and manage land in the Feather River region in cooperation with willing landowners for the benefit of current and future generations. The land trust currently holds seven conservation easements totaling 3,973 acres; owns four fee title properties totaling 1,832 acres; and manages three other properties totaling another 1,136 acres (for a total of 2,968 acres of fee title management). FRLT has also played an essential role in 15 other conservation easement transactions, totaling over 35,000 acres, which are currently held by partner organizations, including The Nature Conservancy and the California Rangeland Trust. With offices in Quincy, Calif., FRTLT has seven staff members (6.00 FTE), and eight board members. It is also accredited by the Land Trust Alliance. For more information about the FRLT, please consult its website.

Additional Action Item

The Watershed Planning Committee of the Stewardship Council has forwarded to the board of directors recommended revisions to its policy on Property Tax Neutrality Methodology that was adopted by the board on June 27, 2012.

PDF icon Property Tax Neutrality Methodology Policy (36 KB)

June 24, 2015 Board Meeting in Anderson

The full board meeting agenda with any additional information and action items will be available on the Stewardship Council website on June 17, 2015.

There will be opportunity for public comment at the board meeting.

Comments may also be submitted in advance by email to info@stewardshipcouncil.org or to 155 Bovet Road, Suite 405, San Mateo, CA 94402

Proposed Actions to Be Considered at the April 29, 2015 Stewardship Council Board Meeting

The Watershed Planning Committee of the Stewardship Council has forwarded to the board of directors for its consideration and possible approval at its April 29, 2015 meeting the following actions:

Proposed LCCPs

1. Blue Lakes Planning Unit, Alpine County (USFS Donation)

The Watershed Planning Committee of the Stewardship Council has forwarded to the board of directors for its consideration and possible adoption the proposed LCCP for lands to be donated to the United States Forest Service at the Blue Lakes planning unit located in Alpine County, California.

The draft LCCP was made available for a public review and comment period from February 18, 2015 to March 20, 2015.

The document can be viewed on our website on the Blues Lakes planning unit page.

Comments and inquiries regarding this LCCP for the Blue Lakes planning unit can be addressed to comments45@stewardshipcouncil.org.

2. Blue Lakes Planning Unit, Alpine County (PG&E Retained)

The Watershed Planning Committee of the Stewardship Council has forwarded to the board of directors for its consideration and possible adoption the proposed LCCP for lands to be retained by PG&E at the Blue Lakes planning unit located in Alpine County, California.

The draft LCCP was made available for a public review and comment period from February 18, 2015 to March 20, 2015.

The document can be viewed on our website on the Blues Lakes planning unit page.

Comments and inquiries regarding this LCCP for the Blue Lakes planning unit can be addressed to comments44@stewardshipcouncil.org.

3. Eel River Planning Unit, Mendocino County (Trout Creek - Potter Valley Tribe Donation)

The Watershed Planning Committee of the Stewardship Council has forwarded to the board of directors for its consideration and possible adoption the proposed LCCP for lands to be donated to the Potter Valley Tribe (Trout Creek) at the Eel River planning unit located in Mendocino County, California.

The draft LCCP was made available for a public review and comment period from February 18, 2015 to March 20, 2015.

The document can be viewed on our website on the Eel River planning unit page..

Comments and inquiries regarding this LCCP for the Eel River planning unit can be addressed to comments46@stewardshipcouncil.org.

Fee Title Donee Recommendation

The Watershed Planning Committee of the Stewardship Council has forwarded to the board of directors a recommendation regarding the selection of a prospective fee title donee for select PG&E watershed lands at the Hat Creek planning unit as summarized below.

4. Hat Creek Planning Unit, Shasta County

Pit River Tribe is recommended to receive fee title to approximately 850 acres available for donation within five parcels (186, 191, 192, 204 and 206) at the Hat Creek planning unit, subject to compliance with all of the requirements of the Land Conservation Commitment, including the following terms:

  • The Pit River Tribe provides a limited waiver of sovereign immunity to ensure that the conservation easement and other agreements executed pursuant to the Land Conservation Commitment are enforceable.
  • The Pit River Tribe agrees not to petition the federal government to have the donated lands placed into federal trust.
  • The Watershed Planning Committee recommends that the Stewardship Council provide funding for future property tax obligations associated with this recommended donation.

Proposed Actions to Be Considered at the March 18, 2015 Stewardship Council Board Meeting

The Watershed Planning Committee of the Stewardship Council has forwarded to the board of directors for its consideration and possible approval at its March 18, 2015 meeting the following actions:

Proposed LCCPs

1. Iron Canyon Planning Unit, Shasta County

The Watershed Planning Committee of the Stewardship Council has forwarded to the board of directors for its consideration and possible adoption the proposed LCCP for the Iron Canyon planning unit located in Shasta County, California.

The draft LCCP was made available for a public review and comment period from December 22, 2014 to January 21, 2015.

The document can be viewed on our website on the Iron Canyon planning unit page.

Comments and inquiries regarding this LCCP for the Iron Canyon planning unit can be addressed to comments40@stewardshipcouncil.org

2. Kilarc Planning Unit, Shasta County

The Watershed Planning Committee of the Stewardship Council has forwarded to the board of directors for its consideration and possible adoption the proposed LCCP for the Kilarc planning unit located in Shasta County, California.
The draft LCCP was made available for a public review and comment period from December 22, 2014 to January 21, 2015.

The document can be viewed on our website on the Kilarc planning unit page..

Comments and inquiries regarding this LCCP for the Kilarc planning unit can be addressed to comments41@stewardshipcouncil.org

3. Lake Spaulding Planning Unit, Nevada County (PG&E Retention at Lake Spaulding, Fuller Lake, Rucker Lake, and Blue Lake)

The Watershed Planning Committee of the Stewardship Council has forwarded to the board of directors for its consideration and possible adoption the proposed LCCP for lands to be retained by PG&E at Lake Spaulding, Fuller Lake, Rucker Lake, and Blue Lake in the Lake Spaulding planning unit located in Nevada County, California.

The draft LCCP was made available for a public review and comment period from December 22, 2014 to January 21, 2015.

The document can be viewed on our website on the Lake Spaulding planning unit page.

Comments and inquiries regarding this LCCP for the Lake Spaulding planning unit can be addressed to comments43@stewardshipcouncil.org

March 18, 2015 Board Meeting in Sacramento

The full board meeting agenda with any additional information and action items will be available on the Stewardship Council website on March 11, 2015.

There will be opportunity for public comment at the board meeting.

Comments may also be submitted in advance by email to info@stewardshipcouncil.org or to 155 Bovet Road, Suite 405, San Mateo, CA 94402

Proposed Actions to Be Considered at the January 22, 2015 Stewardship Council Board Meeting

The Watershed Planning Committee of the Stewardship Council has forwarded to the board of directors for its consideration and possible approval at its January 22, 2015 meeting the following actions:

Proposed LCCPs

1. McArthur Swamp Planning Unit, Shasta County (Fall River RCD Donation)

The Watershed Planning Committee of the Stewardship Council has forwarded to the board of directors for its consideration and possible adoption the proposed LCCP for lands to be donated to the Fall River Resource Conservation District at the McArthur Swamp planning unit located in Shasta County, California.

The draft LCCP was made available for a public review and comment period from August 22, 2013 to September 20, 2013.

The document can be viewed on our website on the McArthur Swamp planning unit page located here.

Comments and inquiries regarding this LCCP for the McArthur Swamp planning unit can be addressed to comments22@stewardshipcouncil.org.

2. McArthur Swamp Planning Unit, Shasta County (PG&E Retained)

The Watershed Planning Committee of the Stewardship Council has forwarded to the board of directors for its consideration and possible adoption the proposed LCCP for the lands to be retained by PG&E at the McArthur Swamp planning unit located in Shasta County, California.

The draft LCCP was made available for a public review and comment period from October 14, 2014 to November 13, 2014.

The document can be viewed on our website on the McArthur Swamp planning unit page.

Comments and inquiries regarding this LCCP for the McArthur Swamp planning unit can be addressed to comments39@stewardshipcouncil.org.

Fee Title Donee Recommendation and Recommendations that PG&E Retain Specific Parcels

The Watershed Planning Committee of the Stewardship Council has forwarded to the board of directors a recommendation regarding the selection of a prospective fee title donee for select PG&E watershed lands at one planning unit and recommendations that PG&E retain specific parcels at three planning units as summarized below.


3. Butte Creek Planning Unit, Butte County

California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is recommended to receive fee title to approximately 1,305 acres available for donation within nine parcels (parcels 707, 708, 710-713, 715, 724 and 725) at the Butte Creek planning unit.

The Watershed Planning Committee recommends that the board of directors award a grant to CDFW in an amount not to exceed $425,000 for its future management costs for the lands at the Butte Creek planning unit that are donated to CDFW.

PG&E is recommended to retain fee title to approximately 475 acres available for donation within 12 parcels (parcels 705, 706, 708-712, 715, 717, 720, 725, and 726) at the Butte Creek planning unit.

4. Bucks Lake Planning Unit, Plumas County

PG&E is recommended to retain fee title to approximately 477 acres made available for donation within one parcel (parcel 738) at the Bucks Lake planning unit.


5. North Fork Feather River, Butte and Plumas Counties

PG&E is recommended to retain fee title to approximately 4,192 acres made available for donation within 30 parcels (parcels 618-632, 634-646, 662 and 664) at the North Fork Feather River planning unit.

Conservation Easement Holder Recommendations

The Watershed Planning Committee of the Stewardship Council has forwarded to the board of directors the following five recommendations regarding the selection of  prospective conservation easement holders over select PG&E watershed lands: 

6. Butte Creek Planning Unit, Butte County

Northern California Regional Land Trust to hold the conservation easements over all of the lands at the Butte Creek planning unit.

The mission of Northern California Regional Land Trust (NCRLT), a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization incorporated in 1990, is to assist landowners and public agencies in the voluntary protection of land and other natural resources while also helping them gain the economic benefits of conservation. NCRLT’s geographic focus is Butte, Glenn, and Tehama counties. NCRLT currently holds 27 conservation easements encompassing 15,540 acres. With offices in Chico, California, NCRLT has four staff, two contracted employees, and seven board members. It is also accredited by the Land Trust Alliance. For more information about the NCRLT, please consult its website.

7. Eel River Planning Unit (Potter Valley Tribe Donation), Lake County

Mendocino Land Trust to hold the conservation easement over approximately 94 acres in Lake County that have been recommended for fee title donation to the Potter Valley Tribe at the Eel River planning unit

The mission of Mendocino Land Trust (MLT), a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization incorporated in 1986, is to conserve important natural resources of Mendocino County, including working farmlands and forests, wildlife habitat, open space, scenic vistas, watersheds, and to facilitate public access. MLT currently holds eleven conservation easements that protect over 11,000 acres of land and owns and stewards four properties totaling over 500 acres in Mendocino County. With an office in Fort Bragg, California, MLT has four staff members including an executive director, a director of conservation and trails, a director of the Big River Program and Watershed Coalition, as well as a development coordinator/office manager. It has an active eight member board with expertise in finance, law, biology, land use planning, engineering, and organizational management. For more information about MLT, please consult its website.

8. Bear River Planning Unit, Nevada and Placer Counties

Bear Yuba Land Trust (BYLT) to hold conservation easements over select acres to be retained by PG&E and/or donated in fee at the Bear River planning unit.

Established in 1991, BYLT’s mission is to create a balance between nature and the needs of the people who make a life and a livelihood in Nevada County. BYLT promotes voluntary conservation of natural, historical, and agricultural resources through protection and enhancement of natural areas, farms and ranches, trails, and parks to provide a lasting community heritage.  BYLT’s geographic focus is western Nevada County and the Sierra Foothills areas of Yuba and Sierra Counties. It currently holds 22 conservation easements over approximately 4,500 acres, and owns 4,000 acres in fee. It has eleven staff members, including an executive director, operations manager, development director, stewardship manager, conservation coordinator, program coordinator, and three trail coordinators. BYLT has eight board members with expertise in real estate law, wildlife biology, conservation planning, fly fishing, and forestry.  BYLT is an accredited land trust by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission. For more information about BYLT, please consult its website.

9. Bear River Planning Unit, Nevada and Placer Counties

Placer Land Trust (PLT) to hold conservation easements over select acres to be retained by PG&E and/or donated in fee at the Bear River planning unit.  

Established in 1991, PLT’s mission is to work with willing landowners and conservation partners to permanently preserve natural and agricultural lands in Placer County for future generations. PLT holds 17 conservation easements, including three over lands owned by public agencies. In addition, PLT owns 14 fee properties totaling 3,984 acres. PLT is guided by a twelve-member board of directors and is staffed by an executive director, assistant director, stewardship manager, land manager, community relations manager, program manager and office assistant. PLT’s staff has expertise in forestry, ecology, agriculture, resources management, and habitat restoration. PLT is an accredited land trust by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission. For more information about PLT, please consult its website.

10. Burney Gardens, Fall River Mills, Hat Creek, Lake Britton, Pit River, and Tunnel Reservoir Planning Units in Shasta County

Shasta Land Trust to hold the conservation easements over all of the lands at the following planning units: Burney Gardens, Fall River Mills, Hat Creek, Pit River, and Tunnel Reservoir.

Shasta Land Trust to hold the conservation easements over all lands in the Lake Britton planning unit upon which a conservation easement will be placed.

Established in 1998, Shasta Land Trust’s (SLT) mission is to conserve the beauty, character, and diversity of significant lands in far northern California. SLT holds eleven conservation easements totaling approximately 22,500 acres. SLT is guided by an eight-member board of directors with several standing committees and strong volunteer support. SLT’s board includes a retired director of California Department of Fish & Wildlife, a retired senior staff member at the Wildlife Conservation Board, planners, an environmental engineer, and former staff of the U.S. Forest Service. SLT is staffed by an executive director who recently joined SLT and is a commissioner with the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, as well as a part-time development coordinator, office administrator and conservation associate. SLT is accredited by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission. For more information about SLT, please consult its website.

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