Fordyce Lake

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Kidd Lake

Permanent Protection of PG&E's Retained Property with a Conservation Easement - Fordyce (White Rock) Lake

 

On October 23, 2019, a conservation easement was recorded to protect the Beneficial Public Values of the lands owned by PG&E at the Fordyce (White Rock) planning unit. The conservation easement is held by the Bear Yuba Land Trust.

Final Land Conservation and Conveyance Plan – Lands to be retained by PG&E at Fordyce (White Rock) Lake

 

On June 21, 2017, the board adopted the Land Conservation and Conveyance Plan for lands to be retained by PG&E at the Fordyce (White Rock) planning unit in Nevada 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.

 

Land Transfer to the USFS at Fordyce (White Rock) Lake

 

The donation of 77 acres at the Fordyce (White Rock) Lake planning unit to the United States Forest Service and the establishment of a conservation covenant held by the Sierra Nevada Conservancy were finalized on March 7, 2018.

 

Final Land Conservation and Conveyance Plan –Lands to be donated to USFS at Fordyce (White Rock) Lake

 

On May 3, 2017, the board adopted the Land Conservation and Conveyance Plan for lands to be donated to the USFS at the Fordyce (White Rock) Lake planning unit in Nevada 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 February 17, 2017 - March 20, 2017.

Permanent Protection of PG&E's Retained Property with a Conservation Easement - Fordyce (Kidd & Cascade Lakes) Lake

 

On May 25, 2017, a conservation easement was recorded to protect the Beneficial Public Values of the lands owned by PG&E at the Fordyce (Kidd & Cascade) planning unit. The conservation easement is held by the Placer Land Trust.

 

Final Land Conservation and Conveyance Plan - PG&E Retained Lands at Fordyce (Kidd & Cascade Lakes) Lake

 

At its January 21, 2016 meeting, the board adopted the Fordyce Lake Land Conservation and Conveyance Plan (LCCP) for lands to be retained by PG&E at the Fordyce Lake planning unit (Kidd/Cascade Lakes) located in Placer County, California.

The Fordyce Lake (Kidd/Cascade Lakes) LCCP describes how the proposed transactions 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 October 1, 2015 to October 31, 2015.

 

Permanent Protection of PG&E's Retained Property with a Conservation Easement - Fordyce (Meadow & Sterling Lakes) Lake

 

On August 19, 2016, a conservation easement was recorded to protect the Beneficial Public Values on lands owned by PG&E at the Fordyce Lake (Meadow & Sterling Lakes) planning unit in Nevada County. The Conservation Easement is held by the Bear Yuba Land Trust.

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Final Land Conservation and Conveyance Plan - Lands to be Retained by PG&E at Fordyce (Meadow & Sterling Lakes) Lake

 

At its November 19, 2014 meeting, the board adopted the Fordyce Lake Land (Meadow & Sterling Lakes) Conservation and Conveyance Plan (LCCP) for the Fordyce Lake planning unit located in Nevada County, California.

The Fordyce Lake (Meadow & Sterling Lakes) LCCP describes how the proposed transactions 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 September 15, 2014 to October 15, 2014.

Recommendations

 

At its January 23, 2014 meeting, the Stewardship Council Board of Directors recommended the United States Forest Service as the prospective fee title donee for approximately 75 acres of land in the Fordyce Lake planning unit, located in Nevada County.

 

At its September 15, 2011 meeting, the Stewardship Council Board of Directors recommended the Bear Yuba Land Trust (formerly Nevada County Land Trust) as the prospective conservation easement holder on the Nevada County lands in the Fordyce Lake planning unit. The board also recommended the Placer Land Trust as the prospective conservation easement holder on the Placer County lands in the Fordyce Lake planning unit.

Land Stewardship Proposals

On May 13, 2011, the Stewardship Council received one land stewardship proposal from the US Forest Service–Tahoe National Forest, which was interested in being considered for a donation of fee title to certain lands located within the Fordyce Lake planning unit. The US Forest Service–Tahoe National Forest prepared and submitted the proposal and is responsible for the information contained therein. The proposal is presented as is, and the Stewardship Council does not make any assertion regarding the accuracy or completeness of the information presented, nor does the proposal necessarily reflect the views of the Stewardship Council. The Stewardship Council fully reviewed and considered the proposal before recommending organizations as conservation easement holders on lands within the Fordyce Lake planning unit.

Please note that the following Land Stewardship Proposal submitted by the US Forest Service concerns multiple planning units within the Yuba–Bear River Watershed Area including the Fordyce Lake planning unit.

Organizations Submitting a Statement of Qualifications

Bureau of Land Management
Nevada County Land Trust
Placer County Water Agency
Placer Land Trust
San Joaquin County Office of Education
United States Forest Service – Tahoe National Forest
University of 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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