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Advice Letter to California Public Utilities Commission Regarding Battle Creek (PG&E Retained Lands) Land Conservation and Conveyance Plan  

On November 3, 2022 PG&E submitted an Advice Letter to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) pursuant to Public Utilities Code Section 851 requesting the CPUC’s approval PG&E’s encumbrance with a permanent conservation easement of approximately 1,727-acres at the Battle Creek planning unit in Shasta County. The conservation easement will be held by the Western Shasta Resource Conservation District.   

Updated Final Land Conservation and Conveyance Plan – PG&E Retained Lands at Battle Creek

 

At its December 9, 2020 meeting, the board adopted the Land Conservation and Conveyance Plan for lands to be retained by PG&E at the Battle Creek planning unit. The conservation easement on these acres will be held by the Western Shasta Resource Conservation District.

The 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 July 1, 2020 to July 31, 2020.

 

California Public Utilities Commission Approval of the Donation of Land to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Donated

On June 10, 2022, The California Public Utilites Commission approved PG&E's donation of fee simple title to approximately 2,050 acres at the Battle Creek planning unit in Shasta County to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) and related actions.

Updatead Final Land Conservation and Conveyance Plan – Lands to be donated to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) at Battle Creek

 

At its June 24, 2020 meeting, the board adopted the Land Conservation and Conveyance Plan for lands to be donated to the CAL FIRE at the Battle Creek planning unit. The conservation easement on these acres will be held by the Western Shasta Resource Conservation District.

The 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 a public review and comment period from April 17, 2020 to May 18, 2020.

 

Transfer of Land to the United States Forest Service

 

The donation of land at the Battle Creek (USFS) planning unit to the United States Forest Service (USFS) and the establishment of a conservation covenant held by Sierra Nevada Conservancy were finalized on April 2, 2020.

Updated Final Land Conservation and Conveyance Plan – Lands to be donated to the United States Forest Service at Battle Creek

 

At its January 24, 2018 meeting, the board adopted the Land Conservation and Conveyance Plan for lands to be donated to the USFS at the Battle Creek planning unit. The conservation covenant on these acres will be held by the Sierra Nevada Conservancy.

The 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 a public review and comment period from October 18, 2017 to November 17, 2017.

Permanent Protection of Battle Creek Planning Unit with a Conservation Easement - Lands to be Retained by PG&E

 

On May 30, 2019, a conservation easement was recorded to protect the Beneficial Public Values of 2,335 acres to be retained by PG&E at the Battle Creek planning unit. The conservation easement is held by Northern California Regional Land Trust.

 

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

 

At its June 21, 2017 meeting, the board adopted the Land Conservation and Conveyance Plan for lands to be retained by PG&E at the Battle Creek planning unit. The conservation easement on these acres will be held by Northern California Regional Land Trust.

The 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 a public review and comment period from April 20, 2017 to May 22, 2017.

Recommendations

 

At its January 23, 2014 meeting, the board recommended the United States Forest Service (Lassen National Forest) as the prospective fee title donee for approximately 929 acres of land in the Battle Creek planning unit, located in Shasta County.

At its May 2, 2012 meeting, the board recommended the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) as the prospective recipient of fee title to approximately 2,326 acres of land at the Battle Creek planning unit, located in Shasta County.

The board also recommended PG&E retain 2,362 acres of land that had previously been made available for donation at the Battle Creek planning unit. This acreage is in addition to the 1,253 acres originally designated for PG&E for retention.

At its June 27, 2012 meeting, the Stewardship Council Board of Directors recommended the Northern California Regional Land Trust as the prospective conservation easement holder for the Battle Creek planning unit lands in Tehama County. The board also recommended the Western Shasta Resource Conservation District as the prospective conservation easement holder for the Battle Creek planning unit lands in Shasta County.

The Stewardship Council will make available the fee title donee recommendations for the remainder of the lands in the Battle Creek planning unit at a later date.

Land Stewardship Proposals

 

The Stewardship Council received two land stewardship proposals from organizations interested in being considered for a donation of fee title to certain lands located within the Battle Creek planning unit. The US Forest Service – Lassen National Forest and the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection prepared and submitted proposals and are responsible for the information contained therein. Proposals are presented as is, and the Stewardship Council does not make any assertion regarding the accuracy or completeness of the information presented, nor do the proposals necessarily reflect the views of the Stewardship Council. The Stewardship Council fully reviewed and considered the proposals before recommending the organizations for donation of fee title to lands within the Battle Creek planning unit.

 

Please note that the Land Stewardship Proposal submitted by California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection linked to below concerns multiple planning units including the Battle Creek planning unit.

Organizations Submitting a Statement of Qualifications

 

Bureau of Land Management
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection
Shasta County
The Nature Conservancy
United States Forest Service
Western Shasta RCD

 

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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