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Permanent Protection of Bass Lake Planning Unit (Lands to be retained by PG&E) with a Conservation Easement

On April 19, 2022, a conservation easement was recorded to protect the Beneficial Public Values of the watershed lands at the Bass Lake planning unit. The conservation easement on the property is held by the Mother Lode Land Trust.

 

Final Land Conservation and Conveyance Plan - Lands to be retained by PG&E at Bass Lake 

At its September 23, 2020 meeting, the Stewardship Council Board of Directors approved a final Land Conservation and Conveyance Plan for lands to be retained by PG&E at the Bass Lake planning unit in Madera County.

The Final LCCP describes how the proposed transaction and related agreements conform to and fulfill all requirements of the 2003 settlement Agreement and Stipulation.

The draft LCCP was made available for public review and comment for a 30 day period from May 28, 2020 to June 29, 2020.

Recommendations 

 

At its May 2, 2012 meeting, the Stewardship Council Board of Directors recommended that PG&E retain fee title to approximately 151 acres that had previously been made available for donation within 12 parcels (parcels 1033-1044), which includes the 73 acres previously recommended to the USFS in parcel 1033. This acreage is in addition to the 937 acres originally designated by PG&E for retention in this planning unit.

 

At its March 30, 2011 meeting, the board recommended the Sierra Foothills Conservancy as the prospective conservation easement holder on all the lands in the planning unit that will be retained by PG&E.

At its November 19, 2015 meeting, the the board approved a finding of no significant public interest value (NSPIV) on a 0.3 acre area at parcel 1033 at the Bass Lake planning unit after evaluating the parcels and coming to the conclusion that the parcels do not contain, nor do they have the potential for significant habitat, forestry, agricultural, recreational, or open space value. These .03 acres will not be included in the Bass Lake planning unit LCCP.

At its September 20, 2017 meeting, the board approved a finding of no significant public interest value (NSPIV) for a .06 acres at parcel 1039, within the Bass Lake planning unit after evaluating the parcels and coming to the conclusion that the parcels do not contain, nor do they have the potential for significant habitat, forestry, agricultural, recreational, or open space value. These .06 acres will not be included in the Bass Lake planning unit LCCP.

Public Information Meeting

 

The primary purpose of this meeting was to solicit public input on the development of the Land Conservation and Conveyance Plans (LCCP) to preserve and enhance the beneficial public values.

 

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