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Blue Lakes

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Permanent Protection of Blue Lakes Planning Unit (Lands to be Retained by PG&E) with a Conservation Easement

 

On March 7, 2018, a conservation easement was recorded to protect the Beneficial Public Values of 1,395 acres to be retained by PG&E at the Blue Lakes planning unit. The conservation easement is held by the Mother Lode Land Trust.

 

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

 

At its January 25, 2017 meeting, the board adopted a final Land Conservation and Conveyance Plan for lands to be by PG&E at the Blue Lakes Planning Unit located in Alpine County, California.

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 a public review and comment period from February 17, 2015 to March 20, 2015.

Land Transfer to the USFS at Blue Lakes Planning Unit

 

The donation of 410 acres at the Blue Lakes planning unit to the United States Forest Service and the establishment of a conservation covenant held by the Sierra Nevada Conservancy were finalized on September 28, 2017.

 

Final Land Conservation and Conveyance Plan - Lands for donation to USFS at Blue Lakes

 

At its April 29, 2015 meeting, the board adopted a final Land Conservation and Conveyance Plan for lands to be donated to the United States Forest Service at the Blue Lakes Planning Unit located in Alpine County, California.

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 Wednesday, February 18, 2015 to March 20, 2015.

 

Recommendations

 

At its March 30, 2011 meeting, the Stewardship Council Board of Directors recommended the United States Forest Service (Eldorado National Forest) as the prospective fee title donee for 1,032 acres of land at the Blue Lake planning unit, located in Alpine County.

At its December 2, 2010 meeting, the board recommended the Mother Lode Land Trust as the prospective conservation easement holder on the property.

 

Land Stewardship Proposals

 

On Sept. 3, 2010, the Stewardship Council received a land stewardship proposal from the US Forest Service who is interested in being considered for a donation of fee title to certain lands located within the Blue Lakes planning unit. The information and statements contained in the proposal were prepared by the respective organization. The proposal is presented 'as is' and the Stewardship Council does not make any assertion regarding the accuracy or completeness of information presented, nor does the proposal necessarily reflect the views of the Stewardship Council. The proposal will be reviewed and considered prior to any recommendation by the Stewardship Council for a donation of fee title to lands within the Blue Lakes planning unit.

Please note that the Land Stewardship Proposal submitted by the United States Forest Service linked below concerns several planning units in addition to the Blue Lakes planning unit.

Organizations Submitting a Statement of Qualifications

 

Amador County
Amador County Resource Conservation Districts
California State Parks OHV Recreation Division
Central Sierra Resource Conservation & Development, Inc.
County of Alpine
Environmental Education Council of Marin
US Forest Service (Eldorado National Forest)
Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California

 

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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