SO-CAL--NEW PARKS

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

SAN DIEGO COUNTY:

san diego nccp wcb 2003-05.JPG—planning only, no land purchased at this time

The Environmental trust Bankruptcy—involves 3600 acres or more mostly in SD county, but also other counties, wcb 2008-11, no map available

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NORTH COUNTY:

oak grove-san diego wcb 2006-02.jpg, 4207 acres fee

buena vista-san diego wcb 2006-11.jpg, 134 acre fee

bottle peak-san diego wcb 2010-11.jpg, 418 acre fee
--Bottle Peak, Escondido Creek area, 418± acres for $3.5 million

escondido creek wcb 2008-08.jpg, 24 acres fee

palomar wcb 2011-02.jpg, Mendenhall, 278 acre CE
--278 acre conservation easement in Mendenhall Valley—Palomar Mountain

santa ana mts wcb 2007-05.jpg, DOD—Margarita Peak, 1206 acres fee
--1206 acres, North San Diego County’s Margarita Peak, 8/2007 by WCB and Fallbrook Land Conservancy and is part of the Marine Corps Camp Pendleton buffer and open space connectivity program.

holly springs wcb 2002-02.jpg, 98.9 acres fee


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SAN ELIJO LAGOON:

17 acres by CC-3-25-04—Authorization of $2 million for the San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy to acquire the Rancho Santa Fe Foundation Property, under the San Elijo Lagoon Acquisition Program, approved by the Conservancy on June 25, 2001.

-2002--The Conservancy authorized acceptance of $850,000 from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and disbursement of up to $650,000 of these funds to the San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy for the San Elijo Lagoon Acquisition Program, San Diego County, approved by the Conservancy on June 25, 2001.

By CC 6-25-2001--$2,000,000 to the San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy in San Diego County to acquire property to preserve and enhance wetland habitat consistent with the San Elijo Lagoon Enhancement Plan and Action Plan, approved by the Conservancy in May 1999.

By CC 10-25-2001--The Conservancy approved acquisition of the Manchester Property on San Elijo Lagoon using $1.5 million of previously authorized Conservancy funds.

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CARLSBAD AND BATIQUITOS LAGOON:

35.2 acres by CC-6-29-2006 adjacent to an ecological reserve on Batiquitos Lagoon. - disburse up to $50,000 to the Batiquitos Lagoon Foundation for pre-acquisition expenses associated with purchase of a portion of the 17 acre Murphy Property and all of the 18 acre Mitsuuchi Property in the City of Carlsbad in San Diego County

fieldstone-carlsbad-wcb 2008-02.jpg, Mitsuuchi--Batiquitos Lagoon, 18 acres fee

carlsbad wcb 2011-09 #2.jpg, Bridges, 97 acre fee

carlsbad wcb 2011-09.jpg, Perkins, 156 acres fee

fieldstone wcb 2008-08.jpg, exp 1, 235 acres fee, with The Conservation Fund

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SAN DIEGUITO RIVER AND SAN FELIPE VALLEY:

73 acres by CC--2004--contributed $1.5 million to the San Dieguito River Park Joint Powers Authority’s purchase of the 73-acre Boudreau property at San Dieguito Lagoon. The purchase allowed expansion of the San Dieguito River’s natural tidelands and protected a critical link between coastal and inland habitats. 5-27-04 Boudreau Property.
11 acre proposed San Pasqual Union School Addition to San Pasqual Battlefield State Historic Park, 11-12-2002. The California Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) will hold a hearing on a proposal to purchase from willing sellers the San Pasqual Union School as an addition to San Pasqual Battlefield State Historic Park in northeast San Diego County. The proposed addition would provide protection of significant cultural resources.

san dieguito wcb 2003-02.jpg, 686 acres fee

san dieguito wcb 2004-05.JPG, Phase 2,   73 acres

san dieguito wcb 2002-02.jpg, 1270 acres, PARCEL NOT SHOWN ON MAP

san felipe wcb 2001-11.jpg, exp 2,   5041 acres fee

san felipe valley-san diego wcb 2003-05.JPG,  exp 3,   7485 acres fee

san felipe valley wcb 2011-02.jpg, exp 4,   385 acres fee



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RAMONA GRASSLANDS AND IRON MOUNTAIN:

ramona grasslands wcb 2003-05.JPG, 420 acres

ramona wcb 2007-08.jpg, exp 1,  1350 acres fee

ramona wcb 2008-02.jpg, exp 2,  950 acres fee

ramona wcb 2008-05.jpg, exp 3,  476 acres fee

Ramona Grasslands expands—not certain of newest addition

iron mountain wcb 2003-05.JPG, exp 2, 1214 acres

iron mt wcb 2007-11.jpg, Monte Vista, 4056 acres fee

iron mt wcb 2010-02.jpg, exp 4, 311 acres fee

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CARMEL MOUNTAIN:

9.4 acres By CC and WCB-6-22-2000--$4.2 million for habitat at Torrey Surf/Carmel Mountain in San Diego County.

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SAN DIEGO RIVER:

also see San Diego River Conservancy: http://sdrc.ca.gov/

100 acres by CC-2003--Over $7 million from the Conservancy was approved for purchase of a 100-acre property in Lakeside, the first on-the-ground step in the establishment of San Diego River Park . The park will eventually contain several properties in strategic locations to benefit communities and wildlife along the entire length of the river. CalMat property

4400 acres by CC-12-2-04 -- disburse up to $9,700,000 to the Nature Conservancy to acquire Monte Vista ranch property within the San Diego River watershed in order to implement the San Diego Multiple Species Conservation Plan (MSCP), as part of California's Natural Communities Conservation Planning (NCCP) Program.

Over 100 Acres Saved at San Diego River, Eagle Peak Preserve, 5-8-07 http://www.sandiegoriver.org/

516 acres at Eagle Peak in San Diego

204 Acres Added to San Diego River Park Within National Forest Boundary
9/10/2007

126 acres—San Diego river

40 acres at El Capitan Highlands—San Diego river

17 acres at San Diego River

22 acres at San Diego River

105 acres- San Diego river

125 acres bought by Lakeside River Park Conservancy, 4/25/11

6.5 acres saved by Lakeside River Park Conservancy, 5/19/11


east elliot wcb 2003-11.JPG, 145 acres

east elliott wcb 2003-02.jpg, 203 acres

east elliott wcb 2010-11.jpg, Sunroad, 1 acre fee

east elliott wcb 2011-02.jpg, 89 acres fee, INCLUDES PROPS ON OTAY MESA

East Elliott and Otay Mesa Regions (Sunroad), 1 acre, San Diego County
http://rare-earth-news.blogspot.com/2010/10/calif-wildlife-board-to-save-84000.html

89 acres in East Elliot and Otay Mesa

230 acres by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for $4.9 million for land in the East Elliot and Otay Mesa areas

san diego-helix wcb 2010-02.jpg, 180 acres fee
180 acres—Helix-Lambron and Wildcat canyon

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SOUTH COUNTY:

crestridge wcb 2007-02.jpg, exp 1-2,  314 acre fee

crestridge wcb 2008-08.jpg, southcrest exp 1-2, 188 acre fee

crestridge wcb 2008-11.jpg, southcrest exp 3, 29 acre fee

crestridge wcb 2011-06.jpg, Gibson-Harbison canyon, 250 acres fee

hollenbeck cyn wcb 2006-11.jpg, exp 3, 313 acres fee

hollenbeck cyn wcb 2011-09.jpg, exp 4,  563 acres fee

2000 acres by CC and WCB--10-23-03 disburse $7,420,000 to the Department of Fish and Game to acquire properties within the Otay River watershed for 2000 acre Honey Springs parcel in Hollenbeck canyon in order to implement the San Diego Multiple Species Conservation Plan, approved by the Conservancy on June 25, 1998, as part of the state’s Natural Communities Conservation Planning (NCCP) Program, and to implement the San Diego River Park: Lakeside NCCP Program, adopted by the Conservancy on June 25, 2001.

sycuan peak wcb 2006-08.JPG, exp 4,   586 acres fee

san miguel ranch-san diego wcb 2003-05.JPG, exp 1,  5.86 acres


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OTAY RIVER:

730 and 560 acres by CC --12-11-2003 disburse up to $13,826,298 to the Department of Fish and Game to acquire properties within the Otay River watershed in order to implement the San Diego Multiple Species Conservation Plan, as part of the state's Natural Communities Conservation Planning (NCCP) Program.

By CC 5-24-2001--$5,900,000 to the County of San Diego to undertake various planning, pre-project, habitat restoration, and pre-acquisition activities, and to acquire several parcels within the Otay River Valley for habitat and open space preservation.

By CC-4-26-2000-: $2.7 million for the purchase of wildlife habitat and parklands in the Otay River Valley.

dennery cyn wcb 2003-11.JPG, 30 acres

proctor valley wcb 2002-11.jpg, Villages 14 & 16, 1446 acres fee


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TIJUANA RIVER:

dairy mart-tijuana wcb 2003-02.jpg, no purchase of land


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EAST COUNTY:

jacumba wcb 2011-02.jpg, 1081 acres fee

la posta wcb 2005-08.jpg, 370 acres

long portrero east wcb 2011-09.jpg, 468 acres fee

long potrero wcb 2011-02.jpg, 132 acres fee

1080 acres by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for $600,000 for land in the Jacumba area for the Quino's checkerspot butterfly

1020 acres by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for $1 million in the La Posta area



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ANZA-BORREGO:

8-2002. For map of anza-borrego additions http://www.parks.ca.gov/pages/712/files/080602map.pdf
The California Department of Parks and Recreation to purchase two properties in east San Diego County as additions to the State Park System. The 2,117- acre Tulloch/Cuyamaca Ranch, currently owned by The Nature Conservancy, would be an addition to Anza-Borrego Desert & Cuyamaca Rancho State Parks. The 842-acre Mason Valley Ranch, currently optioned by the Anza-Borrego Foundation from the private landowner, would be an addition to Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. Both properties would provide protection of significant wildlife habitat/corridors and cultural resources.

4000 acres by SP--2-27-04 parks comm. minutes: The Vallecitos Ranch acquisition is a 4,000-acre addition to Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. Director Coleman described this parcel as a terrific historic corridor with many archeological sites.



1200 acres added to Anza-Borrego state park

160 acres at Anza-Borrego sp

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TOTAL OF LAND SAVED BY WCB NOT COUNTED IN ABOVE TOTALS:
-San Diego County: at least 40,810 acres were bought in the path of urbanization at Ramona Grasslands, Iron Mountain, San Miguel, San Dieguito River, La Posta, Oak Grove, Sycuan Peak, Buena Vista Creek, Hollenbeck Canyon, Crestridge, Del Mar Mesa vernal pools, Lakeside Linkages, Carmel Mountain/Torrey Surf, Lucky-5 Ranch, East Elliot Preserve/Dennery Canyon, Montana Mirador Preserve, Santa Ysabel Valley, Camp Pendleton/Cleveland Forest connector, Edwards Ranch, Rancho Jamul, Oceanside Linkages, San Felipe Valley, Holly Springs Ranch, Procter Valley and the Mountain Wildlife Area

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IMPERIAL COUNTY:
Desert Cahuilla --4000 acres by SP--
http://www.parks.ca.gov/pages/712/files/0101306freemanpropertyescrowcloses.pdf 10-2006--escrow has closed on the Freeman Property and that State Parks is now the official owner of the property, also known as Truckhaven and Desert Cahuilla. The Freeman property is located west of the Salton Sea, bordering both Anza-Borrego Desert State Park and Ocotillo Wells State Vehicle Recreational Area. The Freeman property consists of approximately 4,000 acres

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SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY:
deep creek wcb 2002-05.jpg, 126 acres fee

shay-san bern-wcb 2008-08.jpg, 8 acres fee


BY WCB:

574 acres bought at Camp Cady, San Bernardino Mountains & Deep Creek and the Colton Dunes;

375 acres were added to Chino Hills State Park (Because the park is also in Riverside and Orange Counties, we have counted the addition only here, although it may actually be in one or both of the other Counties.)


MOJAVE DESERT:

731,000 acres in the Mojave Desert were bought from the Catellus Corp. by the U.S. Government; some is in Riverside and Imperial Counties. See http://www.wildlandsconservancy.org/projects_cal.html for more details.

Mojave Desert LT purchases—3300 acres in Cady Mts., 955 acres Quail mtn
6/13/11

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RIVERSIDE COUNTY:

WESTERN RIVERSIDE CO.:

2640 acres by SP (not certain if property purchased) 3-2004-Lockheed-Laborde--proposed to be ORV park. The purpose of this hearing will be to discuss the possible acquisition of lands that include and surround the Lockheed-Laborde property. The purpose of these property acquisitions is to: • Protect and manage habitat linkages in the Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan (MSHCP) Badlands sub region as mitigation, and • Provide for public access to, and staging areas for, the Lockheed-Laborde property for its use as a possible OHV Park. For map: http://www.parks.ca.gov/pages/712/files/022504map.pdf

3500 acres in Wildwood Canyon by SP 10-1-2001: http://www.parks.ca.gov/pages/712/files/2001%20Wildwood%20Canyon%20Hearing.pdfSTATE PARKS SETS HEARING ON WILDWOOD CANYON PURCHASE NEAR YUCAIPA – The California Department of Parks and Recreation will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, Oct. 9, to solicit comments on the proposed acquisition of up to 3,500 acres of mostly undeveloped land in the Wildwood Canyon area of San Bernardino County.

1147 acres bought by SP in San Timoteo Canyon

alberhill wcb 2001-11.jpg, 736 acres fee

alberhill wcb 2003-05.JPG, exp 1, 320 acres (total purchase eventually will be 9422 acres)

alberhill wcb 2004-08.jpg, exp 2,  White Rock property, 113 acres

el sobrante wcb 2008-05.jpg, 71 acres fee

el sobrante wcb 2008-08.jpg, exp 1-3,  104 acres fee

french valley wcb 2004-11.jpg, exp 1,  40 acres

n. warm springs wcb 2004-11.jpg, 30 acres

north peak riverside wcb 2003-02.jpg, 193 acres fee

oak valley wcb 2003-08.jpg, 357 acres

perris wcb 2002-02.jpg, exp 21,  8.69 acres fee

perris wcb 2002-08.jpg, exp 22,  5 acres fee

perris wcb 2003-02.jpg, exp 23-25,  80 acres fee, 224 acres CE

san jacinto wcb 5-25-06.JPG, exp 27-28, buy 212 acres, sell 58 acres, net gain: 153 acres

perris wcb 2007-05.jpg, exp 29,  16 acres fee

91 acres at San Jacinto Wildlife Area, Expansion 30, $400,000, acquisition of a conservation easement over 91± acres as an addition to the Department of Fish and Game's San Jacinto Wildlife Area located southwest of Mystic Lake, near Lakeview. WITHDRAWN FROM 2008-05 AGENDA

perris wcb 2008-08.jpg, exp 31,  178 acres fee and CE

perris wcb 2010-02.jpg, restoration only

perris wcb 2011-02.jpg, Ramona, 92 acres CE

potrero cyn wcb 2003-11.JPG, exp 26,  8552 acres fee, 565 acres CE

riverside wcb 2007-11.jpg, exp 1-2,  172 acres fee

riverside wcb 2008-05.jpg, exp 3,  102 acres fee

riverside wcb 2008-11.jpg,  exp 4-5,  80 acres fee

riverside wcb 2010-02.jpg,  exp 1,  49 acres fee

riverside wcb 2010-08.jpg, exp 2-6,  820 acres fee

riverside wcb 2011-02.jpg, exp 5,  71 acres fee

riverside wcb 2011-06.jpg,  exp 6-9,  715 acres fee

riverside wcb 2011-09.jpg,  exp 10-11,  169 acres fee

san timoteo wcb 2002-05.jpg, 438 acres fee

santa rosa plateau wcb 2003-05.JPG, exp 4-6,  3699 acres fee,  170 acres CE
--santa rosa plateau wcb 2004-02.JPG, exp 4-6, purchase increased to 4200 acres of public land held in fee and 130 acres of CE’s

santa rosa plateau wcb 2007-11.jpg, Tenaja corridor, 30 acres

santa rosa plateau wcb 2010-08.jpg, exp 1-10, 112 acres fee,  19 acres CE

triple cr wcb 2001-11.jpg, 703.86 acres fee

triple cr wcb 2007-08.jpg, exp 1,  6.24 acres fee

triple cr wcb 2007-11.jpg, exp 2,  6 acres fee

triple creeks wcb 2008-05.jpg, exp 3,  36 acres fee

vail lake wcb 2010-08.jpg, 520 acres fee east of lake

wilson creek wcb 2003-05.JPG,  880 acres

wilson creek wcb 2006-08.JPG, exp 1-3,  881 acres fee

wilson cr wcb 2007-05.jpg, exp 4-5,  354 acres fee

wilson cr wcb 2007-11.jpg, exp 6-7,  371 acres fee (19 and 352)


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RIVERSIDE COUNTY DESERT:

chuckwalla wcb 2001-11.jpg, 70 acres fee

coachella wcb 2002-11.jpg, exp 19-20,  98 acres fee

coachella wcb 2003-08.jpg, exp 26-29,  45 acres fee

coachella wcb 2007-11.jpg, Edom Hill exp 30,  321 acres fee

coachella wcb 2008-05.jpg, Edom Hill exp 31,  80 acres fee

coachella-joshua hills wcb 2003-05.JPG, exp 24-25,  950 acres and 64 acres fee

joshua hills-sky valley wcb 2004-05.JPG, 8881 acres

lower colorado river wcb 2004-02.JPG, 1352 acres

290 acres along Colorado river near Blythe

Lower Colorado river wcb 2010-02, Travis donation, 84 acres fee

morongo wcb 2011-02.jpg, Upper Mission Creek, 40 acres fee

638 acres in Big Morongo canyon

palo verde wcb 2008-11.jpg, exp 1-2,  422 acres fee

santa rosa mts wcb 2007-05.jpg, exp 8,  100 acres fee
santa rosa mts wcb 2007-11.jpg, funds augmentation

2869 acres by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for $466,000 at the Santa Rosa Mountains

santa rosa mts wcb 2008-05.jpg, exp 9-10,  10 acres fee

santa rosa mts wcb 2010-11.jpg, Peninsular Bighorn Sheep, 947 acres fee

thousand palms wcb 2011-06.jpg,  70 acres fee

whitewater wcb 2008-11.jpg, Mackenzie ranch, 260 acres fee

whitewater wcb 2010-05.jpg, 404 acres fee

whitewater wcb 2010-08.jpg, exp 1,  142 acres fee

willow hole wcb 2009-11.jpg, 154 acres fee

willow hole wcb 2010-02.jpg, 45 acres fee

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ASSORTED BY WCB:

At least 34,857 acres were bought and 1454 acres more were saved through conservation easements in the path of urbanization at North Peak, Santa Rosa Plateau, Wilson Creek, Alberhill, Coachella Valley, Oak Valley, Potrero Canyon, lower Colorado River, Sky Valley, North Warm Springs Creek, French Valley, San Jacinto, Triple Creeks, Peninsular Bighorn Sheep Preserve, Chuckwalla Bench and San Timoteo Canyon.


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ORANGE COUNTY:
LAGUNA COAST:

137 acres by CC-2007• provided $3,760,000 to the City of Laguna Beach for its purchase of three properties totaling 137 acres for addition to Laguna Coast Wilderness Park. The properties are among several acquisitions funded by the Conservancy since 2002 to create a new network of trails and protect scenic wildlife habitat. (January and March) 3-8-07-- disburse up to $2,458,000 to the City of Laguna Beach for acquisition of the 58.40-acre Chao property and the 50.37-acre Stonefield property located adjacent to the Laguna Coast Wilderness Park in Orange County.

27.92 acre Jaysu Property --1-18-07 -disburse up to $1,302,000 to the City of Laguna Beach for acquisition for addition to the Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, Orange County.

20 acres by CC-2006• provided the City of Laguna Beach with $761,000 for its acquisition of two properties totaling about 20 acres for addition to Laguna Coast Wilderness Park. The properties contain coastal sage scrub and chaparral habitats and offer trail and greenbelt connections to the coast and existing parklands. (March 2 and June 29) 6-29-06-- disburse up to $590,000 to the City of Laguna Beach for acquisition of the 9.4 acre Haun Property adjacent to the Laguna Coast Wilderness Park in Orange County. 3-2-06-- disburse up to $171,300 to the City of Laguna Beach for the acquisition of the approximately 11.4-acre Decker/Bossard property for inclusion in the South Coast Wilderness system of parks and preserves in Orange County.


70 acres by CC-2004-- granted $900,000 to help the City of Laguna Beach purchase a 70-acre addition to Laguna Coast Wilderness Park. The acquisition protected spectacular scenic land and wildlife habitat and will make it much easier for visitors to enter the park. 3-25-04-- disburse (1) up to $800,000 to the City of Laguna Beach for acquisition of the 36-acre Trinity property and the 34-acre Wainwright property located adjacent to the Laguna Coast Wilderness Park in Orange County, and (2) up to $100,000 to the Laguna Canyon Foundation for acquisition expenses associated with future projects.

10 acres by CC-5-23-2002--$2.75 million to the City of Laguna Woods to acquire approximately 10 acres Rossmoor parcel to enlarge Laguna Coast Wilderness Park.

By CC 3-22-2001-$2,000,000 to the California Department of Parks and Recreation to acquire (and retire) Development rights to Crystal Cove Historic District, a portion of Crystal Cove State Park, in order to maximize public access to the District and the adjoining state beach, to maximize public open space, and to preserve coastal natural resources.

2-19-04 Laguna Coast Wilderness Park connections to other parks http://www.scc.ca.gov/webmaster/ftp/pdf/sccbb/2004/0401/0401BoardEOR-B_Laguna_Coast.pdf

10.38-acre SBD Property near the Laguna Coast Wilderness Park by CC 4-24-2008



7.8 acres Laguna Beach

Laguna pre-acq

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HUNTINGTON BEACH AND BOLSA CHICA:

45 acres by CC--4-24-2003--The Huntington Beach Wetlands Conservancy used $1.2 million provided by the Coastal Conservancy to purchase the Piccarelli property, 45 acres of wetlands along the shore of Huntington Beach . The property is now part of over 100 acres of wildlife habitat that provide sanctuary for endangered species in a densely populated urban area.

16.6 acres CC 11-2007: disburse an amount up to $860,000 to the Huntington Beach Wetlands Conservancy to acquire the 16.6-acre University of California Riverside property at Brookhurst Marsh in Huntington Beach, Orange County.


bolsa chica mesa wcb 2005-05.JPG, 15 acres fee

bolsa chica wcb 2003-11.JPG, restoration project map

bolsa mesa wcb 2004-08.jpg, 103 acres fee

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CHINO HILLS:

300 acres in Chino Hills

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COAL CANYON AND SANTA ANA MOUNTAINS:

oc-cleveland forest wcb 2003-05.JPG—TINY BIT IS IN RIVERSIDE, 5750 acres fee

649 acres by SP and WCB--
http://www.parks.ca.gov/pages/712/files/nr070201.pdf and parks comm.. minutes 10-25-2000 7-2001-- State officials and local supporters Tuesday will announce the purchase of a key piece of property linking Chino Hills State Park with the 649-acre Coal Canyon property that became part of the state park system last year. The latest acquisition will preserve one of the last remaining viable wildlife corridors in all of Southern California. It is probably the most significant acquisition that the department has completed in the last ten years and it represents one of the most expensive acquisitions for the department. This acquisition is also unique in that it is the first time the department has purchased an expensive piece of property in an urban area, primarily to link existing preserved areas in order to preserve the biological diversity of Chino Hills State Park and a number of other park areas in the Puente/Whittier Hills area. The department would not be acquiring this property were it not for its value in linking the surrounding large masses of habitat in order to preserve the species diversity within this large urban area. The Coal Canyon property was purchased from the St. Claire Company. The parcel comprises 650 acres and the acquisition cost was $40 million. The per acre cost was driven up by the fact that the Coal Canyon property had received approval from the city of Anaheim for the development of 1,500 housing units. This acquisition is significant not only because of its close proximity to urban areas, but also because this particular area of the state has been identified by conservation biologists as one of the eighteen “hot spots” in the world where biodiversity is most threatened. Furthermore, a blue ribbon panel of conservation biologists put together by the department was queried and they described the Coal Canyon acquisition property as being of global significance, that would result, if not acquired to preserve this corridor, into substantial species extinction. Chief Rayburn explained that the department had three studies completed prior to making this acquisition. The first study was the assembling of a blue-ribbon panel referred to above. The department asked the blue-ribbon panel to (1) determine if the freeway underpass could function as a viable corridor, and (2) to verify the assertion that there would be substantial species losses in Chino Hills State Park and other areas located to the north if the area was fragmented and the corridor was not preserved. The blue-ribbon panel confirmed that the underpass was a viable corridor and that significant species losses would occur without the corridor. The second study conducted by the department examined if the Coal Canyon area was the only place in which the linkage between these two large landscape masses could occur, and that was confirmed. The third study looked at the public’s investment in open space and natural resources north of the 91 Freeway. Between city, county, and state agencies, $150 million has been invested in open space, with more to come. This assisted the department in approving this acquisition because it was felt that spending $40 million to protect the biological diversity of a $150 million investment made sense.

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SEAL BEACH—HELLMAN RANCH WETLANDS:

100 acres by WCB 2-20-2008: Hellman Wetlands in Seal Beach, $6,100,000; item was pulled from agenda for ???? reason)

hellman wcb 2010-05.jpg, 100 acres fee
hellman wcb 2010-08.jpg

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SOUTH ORANGE COUNTY:

newport bay wcb 2004-11.jpg, 4.96 acres fee, and land exchange

Lake Forest-Orange co. land swap

600 acres in Trabuco Canyon

20,000 acres in Irvine Ranch to become public

saddle creek wcb 2008-08.jpg, 306 acres fee, with the Conservation Fund

Trabuco wcb 2008-08.jpg, 50 acres fee (first part of 150 acres total purchase)

trabuco cyn wcb 2009-11.jpg, exp 1, 50 acres fee


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INYO AND MONO COUNTIES:


IN INYO COUNTY:

2323 acres donated by National Audubon Society to feds adjacent to Kiavah, Domeland, and Sacatar Trail Wilderness Areas

cartago springs wcb 2003-11.JPG, 218 acres fee

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IN MONO COUNTY:

bridgeport wcb 2002-08.jpg, 6350 acres CE

burcham-wheeler flat wcb 2007-08.jpg, 1160 acres fee

wheeler ridge wcb 2007-02.jpg, 10.2 acres CE

wheeler ridge wcb 2008-05.jpg, 33 acres fee
a grant to the Eastern Sierra Land Trust to acquire fee title to 33± acres located west of State Highway 395, south of Crowley Lake, in southern Mono County.

wheeler ridge wcb 2010-08.jpg, 2 acres fee

wheeler ridge wcb 2011-06.jpg, 108 acres CE

wheeler ridge--wcb 2011-09.jpg, 56 acres fee

135 acre conservation easement in Mono Basin-Simis Ranch—ESLT, on DeChambeau creek

60 acre Conservation easement--Nappe family

720 acre Centennial ranch CE—NOT CERTAIN IF COMPLETED

total of 1460 acres in Mono Basin: 900 acre Bramlette CE, 480 acre Yednock CE, and 80 acre Crystol property http://rare-earth-news.blogspot.com/2008/12/eastern-sierra-land-trust-lots-of-local.html

480 acres saved by Eastern Sierra Land trust adjacent to the Mono Basin National Forest Scenic Area.

80 acres Donated to BLM Near Granite Mountain, Near Mono Lake
http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsroom/2008/january/CCNews0822_granitemtn_donation.html
1/18/2008:An 80-acre parcel in the eastern Sierras is open for public access following a donation to the Bureau of Land Management Bishop Field Office. The parcel is located in the Granite Mountain Wilderness Study Area, east of Mono Lake. The Wilderness Land Trust recently acquired the land from a willing seller and donated it to the BLM to be managed as public lands.

3748 acre Former Island in Mono Lake Now Public Land
July 27, 2007. The Wilderness Land Trust acquired the 3,748-acre property from Mel Arthur in 2006 and recently donated it to the BLM


BY WCB:
Mono County: 7520.2 acres saved: 1160 acres bought at Burcham and Wheeler Flat, and through conservation easements, 6350 acres saved at Bridgeport Valley, plus 10.2 acres at Wheeler Ridge.