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Fall River Mills

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Transfer of Land to the Pit River Tribe

The donation of land at the Fall River Mills planning unit to the Pit River Tribe, and the establishment of a conservation easement held by Shasta Land Trust were finalized on June 24, 2022

Final Land Conservation and Conveyance Plan - Lands to be donated to the Pit River Tribe at Fall River Mills

 

On December 9, 2020, the board adopted the Land Conservation and Conveyance Plan for lands to be donated to the Fall River RCD at the Fall River Mills planning unit in Shasta County.

 

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 2, 2020 - November 2, 2020. 

Transfer of Land to the Fall River Resource Conservation District (Hat Creek Rifle and Pistol Club)

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The donation of land at the Fall River Mills (Hat Creek Rifle and Gun Club) planning unit to the Fall River Resource Conservation District, and the establishment of a conservation easement held by Shasta Land Trust were finalized on December 29, 2020.

 

Final Land Conservation and Conveyance Plan - Lands to be donated to the Fall River Resource Conservation District at Fall River Mills (Hat Creek Rifle and Pistol Club)

 

At its November 13, 2019 meeting, the Stewardship Council Board of Directors approved a final Land Conservation and Conveyance Plan (LCCP) for lands to be donated to the Fall River Resource Conservatin District at the Fall River Mills (Hat Creek Rifle and Pistol Club) Planning Unit located in Shasta 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 September 6, 2019 to October 7, 2019.

Transfer of Land to the Fall River Resource Conservation District (RCD) 

 

The donation of land at the Fall River Mills (Fall River RCD) planning unit to the Fall River Resource Conservation District, and the establishment of a conservation easement held by Shasta Land Trust were finalized on December 29, 2020.

 

Final Land Conservation and Conveyance Plan - Fall River Mills (Lands to be donated to the Fall River RCD)

 

On June 21, 2017, the board adopted the Land Conservation and Conveyance Plan for lands to be donated to the Fall River RCD at the Fall River Mills planning unit in Shasta County.

 

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.

Transfer of Land to the Fall River Valley Community Service District (CSD)

 

The donation of land at the Fall River Mills (Fall River Valley CSD) planning unit to the Fall river Vally Community Service District, and the establishment of a conservation easement held by Shasta Land Trust were finalized on November 27, 2018.

 

Final Land Conservation and Conveyance Plan - Lands to be donated to the Fall River Valley CSD at Fall River Mills

 

At its September 21, 2016 meeting, the board adopted the Land Conservation and Conveyance Plan for the lands to be donated to Fall River Mills Community Services District at the Fall River Mills planning unit located in Shasta County, California.

 

The LCCP describes how the proposed conservation easement transaction conforms to and fulfills the requirements of the 2003 Settlement Agreement and Stipulation.

 

The board also approved the proposed conservation easement funding agreement between the Stewardship Council and the Shasta Land Trust

 

The draft LCCP was made available for a public review and comment period from July 22, 2016 to August 20, 2016.

Final Land Conservation and Conveyance Plan Adoption – PG&E Retained Lands

 

At its June 24, 2020 meeting, the board adopted the Land Conservation and Conveyance Plan for the lands to be retained by PG&E at the Fall River Mills planning unit located in Shasta County, California.

 

The LCCP describes how the proposed conservation easement transaction conforms to and fulfills the requirements of the 2003 Settlement Agreement and Stipulation.

The draft LCCP was maid available for a public review and comment period from April 17, 2020 to May 18, 2020.

 

Recommendations

 

At its January 23, 2019 meeting, the Stewardship Council Board of Directors recommended the Pit River Tribe as the prospective fee title donee for 1, 506 acres within eleven parcels (107, 108, 111,112, 114, 116 - 118, 127, 130, 132) in the Fall River Mills planning unit located in Shasta County subject to compliance with all the requrements of the Land Conservation Committment and under the following terms:

 

  • The Pit River Tribe provides a limited waiver of sovereign immunity to ensure that the conservation easement and other agreements executed pursuant to the Land Conservation Commitment are enforceable.
     

  • The Pit River Tribe agrees not to petition the federal government to have the donated lands placed into federal trust.
     

  • The Board approves providing funding for future property tax obligations associated with this recommended donation.

At its January 23, 2019 meeting, the board recommended the Fall River Resource Conservation District as the prospective recipient of fee title to approximately 450 acres available for donation within 6 parcels (parcels 103 - 107, 109)

At its December 10, 2015 meeting, the Stewardship Council Watershed Planning Committee recommended that the board approve the Fall River Resource Conservation District (RCD) as the prospective fee title donee for 18 acres within parcel 137 at the Fall River Mills planning unit.

At its March 12, 2014 meeting, the Stewardship Council Board of Directors approved the recommendation concerning the Fall River Resource Conservation District as the prospective fee title donee to approximately 523 acres of land at the Fall River Mills planning unit, located in Shasta County.

 

Note: The recommendation for Fall River Mills (see link below) also contained a recommendation regarding PG&E retention of approximately 2,717 acres. This portion of the recommendation was deferred by the board for future consideration.

At its May 2, 2012 meeting, the Stewardship Council Board of Directors recommended the Fall River Valley Community Services District to be the prospective fee title holder on approximately 34 acres of Fall River Mills planning unit lands located in Shasta County. The Stewardship Council will make decisions about supporting certain enhancements proposed by the Fall River Valley Community Services District at a later date.

Fee title recommendations for the remainder of the lands in the Fall River Mills planning unit that are available for donation will be made at a later date.

 

At its January 22, 2015 meeting, the board recommended the Shasta Land Trust as the prospective conservation easement holder on the property.

 

At its January 24, 2018 meeting, the board approved a recommendation for a finding of no significant public interest value (NSPIV) for approximately 2 acres within parcel 133 at the Fall River Mills planning unit after evaluating the acres and coming to the conclusion that the acres do not contain, nor do they have the potential for significant habitat, forestry, agricultural, recreational, or open space value. These 2 acres will not be included in a Fall River Mills planning unit LCCP.

Land Stewardship Proposals

 

On August 13, 2010, the Stewardship Council received four land stewardship proposals from organizations interested in being considered for a donation of fee title to certain lands located within the Fall River Mills planning unit. The US Bureau of Land Management, Fall River Resource Conservation District, Fall River Valley Community Services District, and the Pit River Tribe prepared and submitted proposals. On February 14, 2012, the Stewardship Council received a second proposal from the Fall River Community Services District. The respective organizations prepared the information and statements contained in these 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 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 organizations for donation of fee title to lands within the Fall River Mills planning unit.

On February 14, 2012, the Stewardship Council received a second proposal for the Fall River Community Services District seeking a donation of fee title to certain lands within the Fall River Mills planning unit.

Organizations Submitting a Statement of Qualifications

 

County of Shasta
Environmental Education Council of Marin
Fall River Lions Club
Fall River Resources Conservation District
Fall River Valley Community Services District
Pit River Tribe
Spring Rivers Foundation
US Bureau of Land Management
US Forest Service – Lassen National Forest

 

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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