SF BAY--NEW PARKS

NEW PARKS: 1/1/2000 TO 9/30/2011

SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA
UNFILED:

3100 Acres—SEVERAL PROPS

By the end of the year, the East Bay Regional Park District will have bought 9,274 acres during 2009 and 2010 for  $45 million, park officials said. That amounts to 14.5 square miles, nearly a third the size of San Francisco. The shopping spree has increased park district holdings by about 10 percent, to 108,000 acres.
MORE PROPS


cargill south wcb 2003-02.jpg ALAMEDA, SC, SM, 16,500 acres fee for $100 million (1400 acres in Napa, 15,100 acres in Al, SC and SM counties?)


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SAN MATEO COUNTY:
ON THE PACIFIC COAST:

2.2 acres by CC--2005• provided the City of Pacifica with $250,000 for its purchase of a 2.2-acre blufftop property on Esplanade Drive for open space, natural resource protection, and public access, plus $350,000 to design and construct beach and blufftop trails and a park on a nearby property. 9-8-05 disburse up to $250,000 to the City of Pacifica for acquisition of a 2.17-acre blufftop property for open space, natural resource protection and public access at 400 Esplanade Drive, Pacifica, in San Mateo County.

267 acres by CC-2005• contributed $2.2 million toward the Peninsula Open Space Trust’s costs of acquiring the San Gregorio Farms property south of Half Moon Bay. The property contains habitat for several threatened and endangered species and may one day become part of the State Parks system. 9-25-2001—CC gave $1,500,000 to the Peninsula Open Space Trust toward the acquisition of the San Gregorio Farms property in coastal San Mateo County. 5-18-05 disburse up to $2,225,000 ($2,000,000 reimbursable) to the Peninsula Open Space Trust towards its costs of acquiring the San Gregorio Farms Property in San Mateo County.

119 acres by CC -2004-- the Conservancy provided the Peninsula Open Space Trust with $1 million for its purchase of 119 acres on Pillar Point Bluff just west of the Half Moon Bay Airport. The purchase protects sensitive wildlife habitat and will allow an extension of the California Coastal Trail.
6-30-04 disburse up to $1,085,000 to the Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) towards its acquisition of the Strickler Property at Pillar Point Bluff, and to fund the planning and design of a 0.7-mile portion of the Coastal Trail in San Mateo County.

--3.67 acre Pillar Point Bluff: The $495,000 acquisition will be added to POST’s Pillar Point Bluff property, 119 acres that surround the new purchase on two sides. Read full story. (posted 1/8/2008)

pillar pt wcb 2011-06.jpg, 140 acres fee

1293 acres by CC 8-14-03-- disburse up to $6,000,000 to the Peninsula Open Space Trust to acquire the 1,293-acre Wool Ranch, a portion of the 3,681-acre Driscoll Ranch, San Mateo County.

1719 acres bought and 1411 saved with a conservation easement by CC and WCB: 8-14-2003- disburse up to $5,000,000 to the Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) towards its acquisition of the Bolsa Point Ranches in San Mateo County.

4262 acres by CC and WCB--2-27-2003--disburse up to $9,000,000 to the Peninsula Open Space Trust toward its acquisition of 4,262 acres of open space land known as the Rancho Corral de Tierra for future inclusion in Golden Gate National Recreation District.
--rancho corral de tierra wcb 2002-11.jpg,  4262 acres fee

-2003--The Conservancy provided $20 million to support Peninsula Open Space Trust acquisitions totaling over 8,000 acres of parklands, wildlife habitat, and farmland. The acquired properties include 4262 acre Rancho Corral de Tierra near El Granada, the Driscoll Ranch near La Honda, and the Bolsa Point ranches near the Pigeon Point Lighthouse. The Conservancy and POST are long-time partners in land protection.

15 acres by CC-2-27-2003--The Conservancy provided a big boost to longstanding local efforts to protect the 15-acre Mirada Surf property, near Half Moon Bay, with a $1.5 million grant for its acquisition by San Mateo County. Plans are underway to develop picnic areas and beach access facilities, including a new link in the Coastal Trail.

-2002-The Conservancy approved a disposition plan for sale of the Cascade Ranch Farm in San Mateo County to the farm’s agricultural tenant for its appraised fair market value, with an alternate plan for sale of the farm at public auction, and adopted a CEQA Negative Declaration for the farm’s sale.

80 acres by CC-4-25-2002--$360,000 to Save-the-Redwoods League for the acquisition of 80 acres owned by the University of California in the Butano Creek watershed in San Mateo County.

1.5 acres by CC- 6-25-2001--$$1,100,000 to the Pacifica Land Trust for acquisition of approximately

1.5 acres known as the Mahoney Property at the mouth of San Pedro Creek in the City of Pacifica, San Mateo County, for habitat restoration.

110 acres by CC-12-7-2000-- $1 million for Mori Point in Pacifica. 5-27-04 Authorization to disburse up to $74,000 to the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy to determine the alignment of the Coastal Trail on property recently acquired by the National Park Service at Mori Point in Pacifica, San Mateo County, and to prepare plans and construction documents necessary for development of the trail.

By CC 12-7-2000-- accept $2,000,000 in federal Transportation Enhancement Activities (“TEA”) Program grant funds, and to disburse up to $3,000,000 in Coastal Conservancy funds to the American Land Conservancy for acquisition of conservation and trail easements on Purisima Farms in San Mateo County.

--206 acres bought by POST at Wavecrest Property in Half Moon Bay
Read full story. (posted 2/1/2008)

50 acres--disburse up to $2,650,000 to the Coastside Land Trust to acquire the 50-acre coastal parcel of the Wavecrest property in Half Moon Bay, San Mateo County, to design and plan the California Coastal Trail through the property, and to produce a conceptual design for extending the Coastal Trail south to Redondo Beach. 9/22/11 Coastal Conservancy

--952 acres conservation easement south of Half Moon Bay donated 4/2/2008

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ON SAN FRANCISCO BAY:

2 acres by CC-2004--provided $62,000 for the City of Brisbane’s purchase of two properties on the scenic upper slopes of San Bruno Mountain. The properties are home to endangered butterflies and are now part of a 23-acre natural area being restored by the city and its partners. 5-27-04 Authorization to disburse up to $61,500 to the City of Brisbane to acquire two parcels within Brisbane Acres, an unrecorded subdivision located on the upper slopes of San Bruno Mountain in the City of Brisbane.

By CC 6-25-2001--$65,000 to the City of Brisbane to acquire three parcels of Brisbane Acres, on the upper slopes of San Bruno Mountain in the City of Brisbane, for habitat preservation.

676 acres by CC-10-31-2002--$2,050,000 grant to the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District to acquire 676 acres from the Peninsula Open Space Trust and add them to the Mills Creek Open Space Preserve in San Mateo County.

48 more acres saved by WCB at San Bruno Mountain park

--6.4 acres at Brisbane Acres by CC 4/24/2008

san bruno mtn wcb 2004-05.JPG, shellmound, 26 acres fee

san bruno mtn wcb 2005-05.JPG, exp 2-3,  9 acres fee

san bruno wcb 2002-02.jpg, exp 1,  7 acres fee

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ASSORTED PARCELS:

--1047 acre Mindego Hill bought by POST, located Along Skyline Ridge
Read full story. (posted 10/12/07)

1001 acres saved by POST at Pillar Point, Toto Ranch and Skyline Ridge

97 acres bought by POST—Silva, 5/2011

ADDITIONAL LANDS SAVED BY STATE PARKS AND NOT IN ABOVE TOTALS:
63.5 acres saved at Pigeon Point Lighthouse Station; 35 acres added to Big Basin Redwoods SP; 511 acres added to Butano SP


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SANTA CLARA COUNTY:
canada de los osos wcb 2008-02.jpg, habitat restoration only

canada de los osos wcb 2010-05.jpg, exp 1, 1557 acres fee

san antonio valley wcb 2007-05.jpg, 2899 acres fee


238 acres by CC-2006• provided $500,000 to the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District for its acquisition of the historic 238-acre Stevens Canyon Ranch for addition to the Saratoga Gap Open Space Preserve. The ranch lies at the heart of more than 6,700 acres of publicly owned natural lands in the upper Stevens Creek watershed and provides excellent opportunities for visitors to access regional trails. (March 2) 3-2-06 --disburse up to $500,000 to the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District for the acquisition of the 238-acre Stevens Canyon Ranch, in Santa Clara County.

13 acres by CC-2005• provided Palo Alto with $1 million for its purchase of the 13-acre Arastradero Preserve Gateway Parcel for the protection and restoration of wildlife habitat and to improve public access within the Enid Pearson-Arastradero Preserve and adjacent Foothills Park. 5-18-05 --disburse up to $1,000,000 to the City of Palo Alto for the acquisition of the 13 acre Arastradero Preserve Gateway Parcel for the protection and restoration of natural resources and to enhance public access within the Enid Pearson-Arastradero Preserve and adjacent Foothills Park.

198 acres by CC-4-24-2003--$1.8 million contribution from the Conservancy will enable the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District to add 198 acres to the Bear Creek Redwoods Open Space Reserve in the Santa Cruz Mountains. The addition contains 100-year-old redwood forests and will become a site for miles of new trails only 20 minutes by car from downtown San Jose. Deal also includes 30 acres of timber harvest rights. Partially located in Santa Cruz County.

67 acres by CC 10-31-2002--A $100,000 grant to the Santa Clara County Open Space Authority, plus use of $150,000 in Conservancy funds previously granted to the Bay Area Ridge Trail Council, for the Authority's acquisition of the Aoki property in Santa Clara County.

By CC 2-22-2001--$2,000,000 to The Nature Conservancy for the acquisition of a conservation easement over Isabel Valley Ranch in Santa Clara County.

1388 acre conservation easement, by CC 3-22-2001--$$400,000 to The Nature Conservancy for the purchase of a conservation easement over the Silacci Ranch in Santa Clara County.

534 acres by CC 1-26-2000--disburse $500,000 to (1) the Santa Clara County Open Space Authority to acquire the 534 acre Kirk Property adjacent to Alum Rock Park in the City of San Jose, Santa Clara County; and (2) the Land Trust of Santa Clara County for fundraising and administration to complete the acquisition. See http://www.openspaceauthority.org/

6-29-06 Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $50,000 to the Santa Clara County Open Space Authority to plan a segment of the San Francisco Bay Area Ridge Trail in the Milpitas-Berryessa area connecting Santa Clara County Open Space Authority lands to City of San Jose parklands in northeastern Santa Clara County.

136.5 acres by SP--Cottle Ranch http://www.parks.ca.gov/pages/712/files/102803a.pdf 10-2003-In a remarkable commitment to preserve the County’s rich agricultural history, Walter Cottle Lester of the Cottle Ranch family has entered into an agreement with the County of Santa Clara and California State Parks to enable them to preserve and develop 290 acres of land into a historic agricultural park. Lester gifted the County with 153.3 acres and, in a separate transaction, sold State Parks 136.5 acres at a significant discount. The County of Santa Clara will develop and manage the entire property as the Martial Cottle Park. The park’s name is significant because Martial Cottle, Mr. Lester’s grandfather, originally settled the property in the 1860s. Under the State Parks agreement with Lester, the State will pay $5 million to acquire the former estate property of Edith E. Lester, Walter Lester’s sister, who is deceased

-2695 acres added to Henry Coe State Park

--868 acres by CC 1-2008: acquire the Blair Ranch in Morgan Hill for habitat preservation, open space protection, public access and incidental agricultural use. Purchase made in conjunction with POST Read full story

--28,359 acre conservation easement near San Jose – A huge stretch of land near Mount Hamilton that is nearly the size of San Francisco has been donated as a conservation easement by the Hewlett and Packard families to protect the property from development, the Nature Conservancy said Sunday. The protection of the 28,359-acre San Felipe Ranch from development will complete a 70-mile long corridor of protected natural lands that extends from Pacheco Pass to Livermore Valley, according to the conservancy.

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LAND SAVED BY THE WCB (NOT IN ABOVE TOTALS): 805 acres at Bear Creek redwoods, 4405 acres at Canada de Los Osos and 2899 acres at San Antonio Valley located near Mount Hamilton/Henry Coe State Park


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ALAMEDA COUNTY:
eden landing wcb 2005-11.JPG, funds addition

south sf bay wetlands wcb 2003-05.JPG

16,500 acres Cargill co. salt ponds purchased by WCB; (also in Napa, Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties); see http://southbayrestoration.org/Maps.html for more info

-2007• CC granted $35,000 to the nonprofit organization Urban Ecology to plan and prepare engineering drawings for a 12-mile section between Oakland and Hayward of the East Bay Greenway, a proposed public access and recreational corridor running along the BART right-of-way. The grant follows $115,000 provided by the Conservancy for the project in 2006. Plans call for the Greenway eventually to run for 30 miles between Oakland and Fremont. (March)

106 acres by CC-2005• granted $400,000 to the East Bay Regional Park District for its purchase of 106 acres for addition to Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park. The purchase protects scenic views and wildlife habitat and sets the stage for greatly improved access to parklands in the Pleasanton/Dublin area. 9-8-05 disburse up to $400,000 to the East Bay Regional Park District for acquisition of 3 parcels adjacent to Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park in Alameda County.

540 acres-Pleasanton ridge

16 acres by CC-6-4-2003--The Conservancy contributed $2 million to the East Bay Regional Park District’s purchase of a 16-acre property in Berkeley for addition to the newly formed Eastshore State Park, which stretches along San Francisco Bay from Oakland to Richmond. Instead of being developed for commercial uses, the property will greatly benefit the park’s critical need for recreational land.

-2002—CC granted $20,000 to Ecocity Builders to assess the feasibility of daylighting Strawberry Creek between downtown Berkeley and San Francisco Bay
Alameda and Contra Costa 6-27-2002—CC granted $438,750 to the East Bay Regional Park District for acquisition of the Mueller property adjacent to Las Trampas Regional Preserve in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties.

By CC 5-25-2000-- disburse up to $415,000 to the Port of Oakland to acquire a waterfront parcel known as the Cryer property, and to disburse up to $330,000 to the Spanish Speaking Unity Council to complete construction drawings for Phase 1 of Union Point Park in the City of Oakland.

320 acres by CC 12-7-2000-- disburse up to $300,000 to the East Bay Regional Park District for acquisition of 320 acres of the Bosley/Weaver property (Phase 3), Brushy Peak Preserve, Alameda County.

74 acres, south Livermore,

Alameda co quarries conservation deal


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CONTRA COSTA COUNTY:

HILLS EAST OF BERKELEY:

702 acre Fernandez ranch by CC and WCB-2005• granted $1.1 million to the Muir Heritage Land Trust for its purchase and restoration of the 702-acre Fernandez Ranch, plus $58,000 to the Bay Area Ridge Trail Council to plan for trails on the property. The purchase protects several types of natural lands and offers significant recreational opportunities that include a 2½-mile route for the Ridge Trail. Fernandez Ranch

158 acres and 36 acre conservation easement at Dutra ranch by CC and WCB-2003--The Conservancy contributed $500,000 to the purchase of 158 acres on Franklin Ridge near Briones Regional Park, and $250,000 for a conservation easement to protect 36 acres near the Northgate Road entrance to Mt. Diablo State Park. The grants continued the Conservancy’s long-term partnerships with private organizations and public agencies to protect the wildlife habitat and scenic open space of central Contra Costa County and to open more of these lands to the public. Dutra Ranch in Contra Costa County.
--franklin ridge-contra costa wcb 2004-02, 158 acres fee

80 acre Gustin ranch by CC 1-26-2000- disburse funds to the Muir Heritage Land Trust to acquire the 80 acre Gustin Property at Franklin Ridge, Contra Costa County. http://www.muirheritagelandtrust.org/

483 acre Franklin canyon by Muir Heritage Land Trust

60 acres at Franklin canyon


483-acre property near Hercules, together with its sister parcel, 702-acre Fernandez Ranch, are forever saved from development—in Contra Costa county

franklin ridge wcb 2005-02.JPG, 702 acres fee

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MT. DIABLO:

208 acres—Mangini ranch-- by CC-2006• provided Save Mount Diablo with $900,000 for its acquisition of a 208-acre portion of the historic Mangini Ranch on the southern boundary of Concord. The property contains a variety of wildlife habitats and offers an opportunity to extend trails from the neighboring Lime Ridge Open Space. Mangini Ranch in Contra Costa County.

673 acres Gleason ranch by CC-2004--contributed $2.2-million to the East Bay Regional Park District’s purchase of the 673-acre Gleason Ranch for addition to Las Trampas Regional Reserve. The purchase protected valuable wildlife habitat and a highly scenic ridgeline while expanding hiking and biking opportunities in the reserve. Gleason property.

3870 acres Cowell ranch by CC, SP and WCB- 5-23-2002--$2,100,000 to the Trust for Public Land to increase the Conservancy's August 2, 2001, authorization for the acquisition of approximately 3,870-acres of the Cowell Ranch property in eastern Contra Costa County. 8-2--2001--$$3,000,000 to the Trust for Public Land toward the acquisition of an approximately 3,870-acre portion of the Cowell Ranch property in eastern Contra Costa County. http://www.parks.ca.gov/pages/712/files/061002notice.pdf
Project investigation: http://www.parks.ca.gov/pages/712/files/061002notice2.pdf
Map of land: http://www.parks.ca.gov/pages/712/files/cowell6-4-02.pdf
The land is part of a large holding known as Cowell Ranch.. Cowell Ranch is owned by S. H. Cowell Foundation, a foundation for charitable giving with headquarters in San Francisco. DPR, State Coastal Conservancy, Wildlife Conservation Board, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, and Caltrans will be the proposal’s major funding partners. Trust for Public Land, a national non-profit land conservation organization, is securing the property. Once acquired by DPR, the property would become part of the State Park System.
--cowell wcb 2002-02.jpg, 3650 acres fee

76 acres Wright ranch by CC-12-5-2001--$590,000 to Save Mount Diablo

435 acre Silva ranch by CC 1-26-2000- disburse $400,000 to Save Mount Diablo in connection with the acquisition of the 435-acre Silva Ranch on Mount Diablo, Contra Costa County.

mt diablo wcb 2011-02.jpg, Barron, 798 acres fee
798 acres—Barron property south of Pittsburg

By CC 9-28-2000-- disburse up to $296,250 to the East Bay Regional Park District for acquisition of the third phase of the Clayton Ranch property in Contra Costa County. Total park size is around 600 acres. http://www.ebparks.org/parks
3427 acres added to Mount Diablo State Park by Parks Dept.

1159 acre Thomas ranch near Mt Diablo
mt diablo-thomas wcb 2011-06.jpg, 1159 acres fee

165 acres at Mt Diablo

Mt Diablo purchases

153 acres east side of Mt. Diablo


mt diablo wcb 2002-02.jpg—map only

mt diablo wcb 2009-05.jpg—map only

mt diablo wcb 2009-11.jpg—map only

mt diablo wcb 2010-08.jpg—info only


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BAYSIDE:

By CC 2-27-2003- Authorization to disburse up to $100,000 to the Muir Heritage Land Trust to study the feasibility of establishing an open space area on the San Pablo Peninsula in Richmond, Contra Costa County.

5.59 acres by CC-10-31-2002--A $350,000 grant and a $350,000 no-interest loan to the Trust for Public Land for the acquisition of a 5.59-acre property in Richmond, Contra Costa County, to be used as the site for the Eco Village Farm Center.

1.64 acre Baxter creek by CC-9-26-2002--$350,000 to the City of El Cerrito for the acquisition of a 1.64-acre property along Baxter Creek in Contra Costa County.

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WETLANDS:

1200 acres by CC and CALFED Program-2004--continued its work with the City of Oakley, other State agencies, and the general public on plans for restoring natural lands and creating a 55-acre park on the 1,200-acre Dutch Slough property purchased by the State in 2003. Improvements to the site will greatly benefit fish and wildlife while creating much-needed recreational opportunities on the shore of the Sacramento/San Joaquin Delta. –On 10-3102002, the Conservancy authorized Acceptance of a grant from the CALFED Bay Delta Program of up to $25,050,000 for acquisition and planning of the Dutch Slough Restoration Project in Contra Costa County; disbursement of $23,000,000 of the CALFED grant funds and up to $5,000,000 of Conservancy funds to the Department of Water Resources to acquire the Dutch Slough property; Dutch Slough Project in Contra Costa County. Also see http://www.dutchslough.org/


ASSORTED PARCELS:

--2000 acres by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to save red-legged frog habitat



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SOLANO COUNTY:
Liberty Island 2010-02 wcb.jpg, 4308 acre donation by TPL to State, original purchase funded by CalFed program
--5030 acres at Liberty Island, Solano and Yolo cos.

pleasants valley wcb 2004-08.jpg, 535 acres CE

59 acre Stebbins Cold Canyon by CC-2006• provided $46,000 to the University of California for its purchase of 59 acres for addition to Stebbins Cold Canyon Reserve above the southeast shores of Lake Berryessa. The acquisition will protect a variety of plant and wildlife habitats and greatly improve public access along the Blue Ridge Loop Trail, the most popular hiking trail in the 785,000-acre Blue Ridge-Berryessa Natural Area. (June 29) 6-29-06 Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $46,000 to the Regents of the University of California for the acquisition of approximately 59 acres for inclusion in the Stebbins Cold Canyon Reserve, above the southeast shores of Lake Berryessa in Napa and Solano Counties.

72 acres—Cold Canyon in BRBNA

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PURCHASE OF 3888 ACRES FROM PG&E BY THE SOLANO LAND TRUST:

1575 acre King ranch bought by SLT in 2002

eastern swett-cordelia hills wcb 2003-11, 1742 acres fee

1408 acres by CC--5-27-04 Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $575,000 to the Solano Land Trust toward the acquisition of the 1408-acre Eastern Swett Ranch in Solano County.

12-2-04 Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $200,000 to the Solano Land Trust toward its acquisition of the 905-acre Vallejo Swett Ranch in Solano County, in connection with acquisition of the adjacent Eastern Swett Ranch, as authorized by the Conservancy on May 27, 2004 and for possible extension of the Bay Area Ridge Trail.

5-18-05 Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $50,000 to the Solano Land Trust to plan a two-mile segment of the Bay Area Ridge Trail and approximately four miles of community connector trails on the Vallejo Swett Ranch in Solano County.

3900 acres by CC-3-22-2001-- $2,000,000 to the Solano County Farmlands and Open Space Foundation for acquisition of portions of the King and Swett Ranches in Solano County.

-2005• provided the Solano Land Trust with $50,000 to plan for a two-mile segment of the Bay Area Ridge Trail and four miles of community connector trails on the Vallejo Swett Ranch. The Conservancy was earlier a major contributor to the Land Trust’s acquisition of the 3,900-acre King and Swett ranches near Vallejo, Fairfield, and Benicia.

2300 acres by CC-2004--provided the Solano Land Trust with $775,000 to purchase over 2,300 acres of the Eastern and Vallejo Swett Ranches, completing a long-term effort to preserve over 3,800 acres bounded by Vallejo, Fairfield, and Benicia. The highly scenic property contains valuable wildlife habitat and offers significant recreational opportunities, including major additions to the Bay Area Ridge Trail.

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668 acre Meins Landing by CC-2004--contributed $300,000 to the State’s purchase of the 668-acre Meins Landing property in Suisun Marsh. The property offers excellent opportunities to restore wetlands and other wildlife habitat. 5-27-04 Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $300,000 to the California Department of Water Resources for the acquisition of the 668-acre Meins Landing property in the Suisun Marsh in Solano County, California.

367 acre Hoskins ranch by CC-8-2-2001--$$701,500 to the Solano County Farmlands and Open Space Foundation to acquire a conservation easement over an approximately 367-acre portion of the Hoskins Ranch in northwestern Solano County and for related transaction costs, and $15,000 to conduct a baseline survey of the property.

147 acre conservation easement on Hamilton property

1500 acres—Rockville trails purchase by Solano Land Trust

LAND SAVED BY WCB (NOT COUNTED ABOVE):
3459 acres at the Jepson Prairie, 1742 acres at Sky Valley/Cordelia Hills and 535 acres saved through conservation easements at Pleasant Valley

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NAPA COUNTY:
knoxville wcb 2004-11.jpg  & TINY BIT IN YOLO, exp 1,  12,575 acres fee
knoxville ranch wcb 2005-05.JPG  & TINY BIT IN YOLO, exp 1, funds shift
12,575 acres Lauffs Ranch by CC and WCB-12/2004--contributed $1.5 million toward the State’s purchase of the 12,575-acre Lauffs Ranch (also known as the Napa Ranch) on the Yolo County line north of Lake Berryessa, following a ten-year effort -by conservation organizations. The purchase will protect a variety of wildlife habitats and offers opportunities for public recreation. 12-2-04 Lauff Ranch in Napa County.

knoxville wcb 2008-08.jpg, Todd, 738 acres fee

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4000 acres at Wildlake and Duff ranches

wildlake-napa wcb 2010-08.jpg, 3029 acre CE, land is owned by Napa county land trust

3045 acre Wildlake Ranch by CC-2006• contributed $2 million toward the Land Trust of Napa County’s purchase of the 3,000-acre Wildlake Ranch in the hills east of the Napa Valley near Angwin. The ranch is a highly scenic and biologically rich property that stretches nearly four miles north-to-south and two miles east-to-west. It contains large areas of unspoiled natural land, abundant wildlife, and several potential sites for public trails. (April 27) 4-27-06 --the 3,045-acre Wildlake Ranch in Napa County.


3030 acre Wildlake ranch

3029 acre Wildlake ranch CE—Napa co

--1000 acres at the Duff Ranch by CC 4/24/2008, located northeast of Calistoga

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75 acres Aikawa and Escobido by CC--3-25-04 Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $150,000 to the University of California Natural Reserve System to acquire the Aikawa and Escobido Properties, 40 and 35 acres respectively, in Napa County for addition of 75 acres to the McLaughlin Reserve north of Lake Berryessa. The purchase allowed UC to consolidate reserve properties in the area used for teaching and research programs related to natural lands management.

339 acres at Quail Ridge by CC-2-22-2001-- The Conservancy authorized (1) redirection of $215,500 in funds previously authorized for Quail Ridge Reserve Phase I, and disbursement of an additional $52,892 to the Land Trust of Napa County for acquisition of five sites totaling 339 acres on the Quail Ridge peninsula of Napa County; and (2) disbursement of $22,500 to the University of California Natural Reserve System for a public environmental education program.

By CC 1-26-2000-- disburse funds to the Napa County Land Trust for acquisition of one site within the Quail Ridge Reserve in Napa County, and to the Quail Ridge Wilderness Conservancy to enable a change in the use of another site adjacent to the Reserve by eliminating the acquisition debt. http://www.napalandtrust.org/

1-18-07 Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $150,000 to Berryessa Trails and Conservation to design approximately 135 miles of the proposed Lake Berryessa Shoreline Trail in the Lake District of eastern Napa County.

--157 acres at Quail ridge by CC 1-2008: disburse up to $485,000 to the Regents of the University of California for the acquisition of approximately 157 acres for inclusion in the Quail Ridge Reserve located on the south shore of Lake Berryessa in Napa County.

120 acres Quail ridge—Napa co
--quail ridge wcb 2010-08.jpg, 120 acres fee


1275 acre CE at Ahmann Ranch

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NAPA RIVER/WETLANDS:

cargill north wcb 2003-02.jpg, 1400 acres fee


1,870 acres in the Napa River Salt Marsh -2007• made $187,000 available for the development of design documents and permit applications for restoration of five ponds totaling 1,870 acres in the Napa River Salt Marsh. This will be the second phase in the restoration of the 10,000-acre marshlands purchased by the State in 1994. (March)

242 acre Stanly Ranch by CC and WCB-2004--provided $280,000 to support the efforts of landowners to restore fish habitat and reduce erosion along a 4½-mile length of the Napa River near Rutherford. The Conservancy also contributed $160,000 for the State’s purchase of 242 acres along the river south of the Highway 29 bridge, protecting this scenic entrance to the Napa Valley and offering a tremendous opportunity for marsh restoration. 2-19-04 disburse up to $160,000 to the California Wildlife Conservation Board for the acquisition of the 242-acre Stanly Ranch Wetlands Property along the Napa River in Napa County
--napa-sonoma marshes wcb 2004-02.JPG, exp 1,  242 acres fee, 17 acre CE

-in 2002--The Conservancy modified its June 22, 2000, authorization to the Napa County Flood Control and Water Conservation District for acquisition of real property within the Napa River Enhancement Plan area, to substitute parcels.

417 acres by CC 6-22-2000-- disburse up to $1,683,000 to the Napa County Flood Control and Water Conservation District for acquisition of one or more of six parcels within the Napa River Enhancement Plan area for purposes of wetland enhancement and flood reduction.

352 acres, American Canyon, Napa-Sonoma Marshes Wildlife Area,  Napa County
http://rare-earth-news.blogspot.com/2010/10/calif-wildlife-board-to-save-84000.html
american cyn-napa wcb 2010-11.jpg, 352 acres fee

napa river wcb 2002-11.jpg (small part is in Solano county), 335 acres fee

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ASSORTED PARCELS:

160 acre conservation easement by CC 1-23-2003--disburse an amount not to exceed $100,000 to Napa County Land Trust to acquire an agricultural conservation easement on 160 acres of the Creston Station Ranch in Napa County.

--120 acres by CC 1-2008: acquisition of property interests in the 120-acre Smith-Madrone Property adjacent to Bothe-Napa Valley State Park in Napa County, for the protection of natural resources and public access.

55 acres at Smith-Madrone in Napa co


673 acres at Moore Creek,


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MARIN COUNTY:

ON THE PACIFIC COAST:

178 acre Tomales Farm and Dairy conservation easement by CC---2006• provided the Marin Agricultural Land Trust with $500,000 toward its acquisition of an agricultural conservation easement over 178 acres of the Tomales Farm and Dairy next to the village of Tomales. The easement will prevent the property’s subdivision and enable its owners to return its use to agriculture as part of a dairy operation. (October 5) 10-5-06 Tomales Farm and Dairy in the town of Tomales, west Marin County.

--243 acres by CC 11/2007; buy conservation easement at the Tomales Farm and Dairy in west Marin County.

1125 acre Pozzi ranch conservation easement by CC-2005• continued its longstanding support for the Marin Agricultural Land Trust with a contribution of $450,000 for MALT’s purchase of an agricultural conservation easement on the 1,125-acre Pozzi Ranch on Tomales Bay. The easement will permanently protect the ranch’s scenic and natural resources while allowing its continued operation as a working farm. The Conservancy previously awarded $1 million for this easement, and over the last 20 years has provided MALT with over $6 million to protect 8,200 acres of farmland. Pozzi Ranch in the Walker Creek watershed in west Marin County.

714 acre Giacomini ranch conservation easement by CC-2004-- The easements will permanently protect the ranch’s scenic and natural resource values while allowing their continued operation as working farms. 6-30-04 disburse up to $750,000 to the Marin Agricultural Land Trust to acquire an agricultural conservation easement over the 714-acre Giacomini Ranch located on Tomales Bay in Marin County.

-2000-- $600,000 from CC for an addition to the Golden Gate National Recreation Area in Marin County.

3 acre Whitton property by CC-6-4-2003--The Coastal Conservancy contributed $150,000 to the National Parks Service for its acquisition of the three-acre Whitton property near Marshall on the east shore of Tomales Bay. The purchase will protect the property’s scenic open space and wildlife habitat and allow extension of the Coastal Trail northward from Millerton Point State Park.

308 acre Zimmerman ranch by CC-12-4-2002--$350,000 to the Marin Agricultural Land Trust to acquire a conservation easement over the 308-acre the Zimmerman Ranch on Tomales Bay in western Marin County.

Ielmorini/ Moody Dairy property By CC 9-25-2001--$$395,000 to the Marin Agricultural Land Trust to acquire a conservation easement over the in western Marin County.

172.5 acres at Tomales bay added by State Parks, CC and WCB at Tomales Bay. 69.67 acres by SP at Tomales Bay, 11-2001--The land is located on the east side of Tomales Bay between Marshall and Point Reyes Station. Two separate properties are included in the proposal: Marconi Cove, 6.45 acres of shoreline property just south of the Marconi Conference Center; and the Varlow property, 91.12 acres of ranch land bordering the Millerton Point area of Tomales Bay State Park. Mr. Varlow intends to present his property as a gift to State Parks through the California State Parks Foundation http://www.parks.ca.gov/pages/712/files/042302notice.pdf

4-2002- The California Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) will hold a public
hearing to discuss the proposed acquisition of 69.67± acres of open space land in Marin
County. For map: http://www.parks.ca.gov/pages/712/files/042302map.pdf
Project investigation: http://www.parks.ca.gov/pages/712/files/042302investigation.pdf


--750 acre Poncia ranch by CC 9-2007: acquire a conservation easement over the 750-acre Poncia Ranch south of the town of Tomales, in western Marin County.

tomales wcb 2001-11.jpg, 92 acres fee

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ON THE BAYSIDE:

18 acres from Navy to CC-2007• accepted, at no cost, an 18-acre property from the Navy for inclusion in the Hamilton Wetlands restoration project at the former Hamilton Army Airfield in Novato. The wetlands adjoin the Conservancy’s Bel Marin Keys property, and their combined restoration will result in over 2,500 acres of high-quality tidal marsh and seasonal wetlands habitats for wildlife. The Conservancy and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are the principal partners in the restoration. 3-8-07 --the Hamilton Wetland Restoration Project, Marin County.

630 acres from Army to CC-8-14-2003--The U.S. Army transferred 630 acres at the former Hamilton Army Airfield in Novato to the Conservancy for restoration of the site’s former wetlands. The Conservancy is leading the effort to restore about 2,500 acres of wetlands at the former airfield and neighboring sites.

2.5 acres by CC-4-24-2003--A $2.2 million Conservancy grant enabled the City of Sausalito to purchase a 2.5-acre addition to Dunphy Park , more than doubling its size . The acquisition connects the park to a segment of the San Francisco Bay Trail that is the most heavily used bicycle and pedestrian trail in Marin County. The acquired property had been the only privately owned, undeveloped land remaining on the Sausalito waterfront.

355 acres Bahia property bought and 290 acres saved with a conservation easement by CC 1-24-2002--$5,750,000 to the Marin Audubon Society to acquire the Bahia property in the City of Novato, Marin County.

By CC 6-25-2001--$$8,444,000 to the Marin Audubon Society for land acquisition and related planning and design for the restoration of wetlands on the Bel Marin Keys property in Marin County.

Bel Marin Keys by CC 9-28-2000—$16 million for purchase of the Bel Marin Keys property in Novato.

Bel Marin Keys—Parcel disposal

By CC 12-5-2001--$100,000 to the Marin Audubon Society, and redirection of $202,000 previously granted to the Marin Open Space District for the Rush Creek Enhancement Plan, for the acquisition of the Simmons Slough property in Marin County.

-2000-- CC gave $340,000 to expand Deer Island Preserve in Marin County,

84 acre Atherton Avenue property in Novato by CC 10-26-2000-- disburse up to $340,000 to the Marin Audubon Society for acquisition. http://www.marinaudubon.org/

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INLAND:

870 acre Grossi ranch conservation easement by CC 8-14-2003--The Conservancy contributed $585,000 to the Marin Agricultural Land Trust to assist in its purchase of a conservation easement over the 870-acre Grossi Ranch just west of Novato near Stafford Lake. The easement will allow continued agricultural use of the property while protecting scenic open space and wildlife habitat.

1310 acre Barboni ranch conservation easement by CC 4-25-2002--$905,000 to the Marin Agricultural Land Trust to acquire a conservation easement over 1,310 acres that make up the Barboni Ranch in the Hick’s Valley, about seven miles from Petaluma and Novato.

Keig property by CC 1-26-2000-- disburse funds to the Marin County Open Space District toward the purchase.

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ASSORTED PARCELS:


2094 acre CE’s, at Crayne, Poncia and Panfiglio ranches

1214 acre Corda ranch conservation easement—MALT

1240 acre CE Corda ranch—Marin co

160 acres Toluma farms—conservation easement—MALT

215 acre Mazzucchi ranch in Marin—CE

770 acres James Hetfield CE (???) in Marin co

585 acre Dolcini Ranch CE and 810 acre Panfiglio ranch CE’s in Marin co.

772 acre Cypress Lane ranch CE in Marin co

chileno creek-marin wcb 2003-05.JPG (withdrawn—was 165 acre restoration project)

20 acres--disburse up to $450,000 to the County of Marin for acquisition of an approximately 20-acre open space property on San Geronimo Ridge near the town of Forest Knolls, Marin County. 9/22/11 Coastal Conservancy


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SONOMA COUNTY:

ON THE PACIFIC OCEAN:

-520 acres—The Cedars--2007• granted $23,000 to the Sonoma Land Trust to develop a conservation plan for a nine-square-mile area north of Cazadero known as the Cedars and for costs to negotiate the possible purchase of a 520-acre property within the area. The Cedars contains a unique landscape characterized by large expanses of serpentine rock that supports an unusual variety of plants and wildlife. In preparing the plan, the Land Trust will consult with conservation organizations, scientists, and local landowners. (March) 3-8-07 Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $23,000 to the Sonoma Land Trust to develop a conservation plan for “the Cedars” including research, planning, and landowner outreach, and negotiation for the possible acquisition of the 520-acre “Raiche-McCrory Property” within this 9 square mile area in western Sonoma County.GOOD MAPS

335 acres by SP--Carrington Coastal Ranch
http://www.parks.ca.gov/pages/712/files/021606.pdf
2-2006 The Sonoma Coast State Beach Citizens Advisory Committee and California State Parks will host a meeting to share planning information and solicit public input regarding future public use of the Carrington Coastal Ranch property, at the junction of Highway 1 and Coleman Valley Road, north of Bodega Bay. This 335-acre former ranchland, with spectacular views of the coastline, was purchased by the Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District and will be transferred to State Parks for inclusion into Sonoma Coast State Beach. The property is currently open to the public only during guided tours offered by the non-profit group, Landpaths.

Willow creek--3373 acres and 515 acre conservation easement at Willow Creek by CC, SP and WCB-2004--contributed $4.2 million toward California State Parks’ purchase of the 3,373-acre Willow Creek property for addition to Sonoma Coast State Beach. The quality of the property’s forests and rivers, along with its potential for recreational uses, made this a high-priority acquisition for the Conservancy for many years. Willow Creek , also see http://www.parks.ca.gov/pages/712/files/051005.pdf.
http://www.scc.ca.gov/webmaster/ftp/pdf/sccbb/2004/0406/0406Board06_Willow_Creek.pdf
--willow creek-sonoma co wcb 2004-05, 3373 acres fee, 515 acres CE
--5-2005-The Trust for Public Land, the Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open
Space District, and California State Parks announced today the purchase and permanent public protection of 3,373 acres as a part of Sonoma Coast State Beach. An additional 515 acres are protected through two conservation easements preserving a total of nearly 3,900 acres of the Willow Creek property, just south of the Russian River in Sonoma County. The land being protected through this purchase was formerly owned by Mendocino Redwood Co., LLC. Sonoma Coast State Beach is the third busiest facility within the entire State Parks system. The purchase of the Willow Creek property creates 13,500 acres of protected landscape in western Sonoma County by linking together both public and privately conserved lands that extend from the Pacific Ocean to the coastal hills, including redwood forests and inland grasslands. There are plans to create a 15-mile loop trail through the Willow Creek property that will connect the towns of Occidental and Camp Meeker to the Coastal Trail near Jenner.
The Trust for Public Land (TPL) negotiated the purchase of the Willow Creek property and easements, and MRC agreed to protect the nearly 3,900 acres in this transaction for a cash consideration of $20,785,000. TPL worked together with several agencies to secure funding for this public purchase. The Sonoma Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District contributed $10,225,000, the California Wildlife Conservation Board contributed $4,187,000, the California State Coastal Conservancy contributed $4,187,000, and the California Department of Parks and Recreation contributed $2,186,000. The funds from these state agencies came from voter-approved park bond measures, Propositions 50 and 40. “This purchase protects almost all of the Willow Creek and Freezeout Creek watersheds critical to the health and vitality of the Russian River. There are nearly 3-miles of fish bearing creeks and streams on the property, which offer an excellent opportunity for the successful reintroduction of coho salmon and steelhead trout,” said Al Wright, Executive Director of the California Wildlife Conservation Board.

5630 acre Jenner Headlands
--jenner wcb 2009-11.jpg, 5630 acres fee

871 acres at Stewarts Point ranch—Sonoma Co

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ON THE BAYSIDE:

1737 acres Tolay Lake Ranch by CC and WCB-2005• provided $2 million to the Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District for purchase of the 1,740-acre Tolay Lake Ranch near the cities of Sonoma and Petaluma. The purchase, expected in early 2006, will protect a large area of natural lands and archaeological sites threatened by development and offer significant recreational opportunities. Tolay Lake Ranch in southern Sonoma County.
--tolay wcb 2005-02.JPG, Tolay Lake, 1737 acres fee

1679 acre North Point Joint Venture property by CC and WCB-2004--provided $525,000 to the Sonoma Land Trust for its purchase of the 1,679-acre North Point Joint Venture property on San Pablo Bay. The purchase will protect and allow restoration of wetlands habitats that are home to a wide variety of wildlife and offers an opportunity to construct a significant addition to the San Francisco Bay Trail. 12-2-04 Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to: 1) accept $989,477 from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) of the United States Department of Commerce for the acquisition of historic tidelands and watershed lands draining to the San Pablo Bay, 2) disburse up to $500,000 available under the NOAA grant to the Sonoma Land Trust (SLT) to acquire the 1,679-acre North Point Joint Venture property in Sonoma County for wetland restoration, open space preservation, and public access, and 3) disburse up to $25,000 of Conservancy funds to SLT, for acquisition related expenses.
--tolay wcb 2004-08.jpg, exp 4, 1678 acres fee

336 acres by CC- 10-31-2002--A $2,000,000 grant to the City of Petaluma to acquire 336 acres along the Petaluma River in Sonoma County; to plan, design, construct, and restore on-site habitat and public access improvements; to design marsh restoration; and to conduct a study and prepare a design for dispersal and treatment of stormwater flows.

102 ac at Petaluma Marsh

332 acres in Sonoma baylands

3-25-04 Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $240,000 to the Sonoma Land Trust to plan for the acquisition and restoration of wetland properties in the San Pablo Bay watershed to implement the Baylands Restoration Program.

--1235 acre Poff Property by CC 9-2007: for addition to Sonoma Coast State Beach in western Sonoma County.

Roche Ranch--tolay wcb 2007-11.jpg, exp 5, 1657 acres CE
--1,657+ acre Roche Ranch by CC and WCB 11-15-2007 of land located west of Highway 121, south of the city of Sonoma, in Sonoma County; Napa-Sonoma Marshes Wildlife Area, Tolay Creek Unit known as Roche Ranch

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INLAND:

Baxter ranch wcb 2011-06.jpg, 4046 acres CE

960 acres on Bear Mountain by CC-2004--contributed $1.2 million toward the purchase and management of 960 acres, northeast of Santa Rosa, by the Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District. The purchase protects valuable fish and wildlife habitat and scenic natural lands and provides an excellent opportunity for public recreation. Bear Mountain property

152 acres  Montini property by CC-2004--provided $1.25 million for the Open Space District’s purchase of the Montini property on the City of Sonoma’s northern border, preventing the property’s development. An oak-covered hillside on the property serves as a scenic backdrop to the city’s downtown plaza and the entire 152-acre property offers significant recreational opportunities. Montini property

5-18-05 Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $110,000 to the Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District for trail planning for approximately five miles of a new segment of the Bay Area Ridge Trail on the North Slope of Sonoma Mountain in unincorporated Sonoma County.

28 acre Van Alstyne Redwood Grove by CC 6-22-2000-- disburse up to $500,000 to LandPaths to acquire the 28 acre Van Alstyne Redwood Grove, located near the town of Occidental, Sonoma County. http://www.landpaths.org/
also see http://www.parks.ca.gov/pages/712/files/090502a.pdf

40 acre Dewar property by CC 10-26-2000--disburse up to $100,000 to the Sonoma Land Trust for the acquisition of the 40-acre Dewar Property along the Estero Americano in Sonoma County.

600 acres by SP-9-2002-Jack London State Historic Park, a scenic and favorite visitor destination in the heart of California's beautiful wine country, will nearly double in size following the transfer of about
600 acres adjacent to the existing park from the state Department of Developmental Services to California State Parks, officials announced today. The newly acquired land includes golden hills and a mixed forest of oak, madrone, California buckeye, Douglas fir and a giant redwood, referred by some as "the grandmother tree," that is estimated to be between 1,800 and 2,000 years old. The parcel also includes an orchard that remains from an era when the sprawling Sonoma Developmental Center was expected to be self-sufficient and harvest its own crop of apples, pears, apricots and prunes that still grow on the trees today.

283 acres, Sonoma Mountain

pitkin wcb 2002-05.jpg, 6 acres fee

pitkin wcb 2007-08.jpg, 27 acres fee

van hoosear-sonoma co wcb 2003-05, 165 acres CE

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ASSORTED PARCELS:

Jacobs ranch

Skaggs Island—3300 acres transferred to USFWS by USN

Tannery Creek 187 acre conservation easement

Bald Mtn ranch –420 acres Bald Mtn Ranch, and 6 acre Sassin conservation easement, 572 acre Live Oaks Ranch, 34 acre Drake donation

165 acre CE at Danielli ranch

48 acre Crane Home ranch CE

34 acre Drake CE

396 acre Gilardi ranch CE

120 acre Ranchero Mark West property—sonoma co



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LAKE COUNTY:
22 acres by SP-Clearlake
http://www.parks.ca.gov/pages/712/files/nr082001a.pdf
8-2001- proposal by the California Department of Parks and Recreation to acquire a 22-acre parcel of land to be added to Clear Lake State Park, the undeveloped property is at the corner of Soda Bay Road and Clark Drive sough of Clear Lake in Lake County.
--clear lake wcb 2001-11.jpg, 22 acres fee

clear lake wcb 2009-05.jpg, 31 acres CE

clear lake wcb 2010-02.jpg, 102 acres CE

lake co, black forest wcb 2003-05.JPG, 247 acres fee

269 acres in the Black Forest and at Hart Ranch by WCB, plus a very small portion of the Commander South purchase which is mostly in Glenn County

Goat Mtn—664 acres by Tuleyome, 4/2011

1300 + acres saved at Mt. Konocti

31 acres in Lake county

Loch Lomond Vernal Pool, Lake County, acceptance of 1.7± acres and the disposal of 1.4± acres
http://rare-earth-news.blogspot.com/2010/10/calif-wildlife-board-to-save-84000.html
--loch lomond-lake wcb 2010-11.jpg, receive 1.7 acres fee, give 1.4 acres to private owner

102 acres-Lake co