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McArthur Swamp Planning Unit

Stockton Record, January 24, 2021

San Joaquin County Office of Education has acquired the Sky Mountain Outdoor Education Center

In 2016, the SJCOE applied to become a grantee of the property through the Pacific Forest and Watershed Lands Stewardship Council, which oversees more than 140,000 acres of watershed lands owned by PG&E to ensure they are used to benefit the residents of California.

September 2019 Press Release

Stewardship Council takes part in meaningful celebration as Mountain Maidu reclaim ancestral lands 

On September 20, 2019, tribal elders and members, tribal youth and many new and long-standing partners, including the Pacific Forest and Watershed Lands Stewardship Council (Stewardship Council), gathered to commemorate the formal return of this special land

Lake County News, July 25, 2019

Group announce permanent conservation of 879 acres in Eel River watershed

The Mendocino Land Trust and the Potter Valley Tribe, in partnership with Pacific Gas & Electric Co.
and the Pacific Forest and Watershed Lands Stewardship Council, announced that they have permanently conserved 879 acres of land in the Eel River watershed, just northeast of the town of Potter Valley.

San Francisco Chronicle, June 24, 2019

PG&E owns land accross California. What will happen to it?

On March 12, the bankruptcy court recognized a motion that allows PG&E to continue fulfilling its land conservation commitment — news that came as a relief to stakeholders in the process. “That made a really big difference for our program, ensuring that things will continue business as usual on PG&E’s front,” said Heidi Krolick, executive director of the Stewardship Council. “We’re on a very rigorous timeline to get this completed.”

Lassen County Times, June 16, 2019

Trust celebrates property purchase near Westwood

The 7,000-acre parcel is part of a 140,000 acre PG&E land conservation
program coordinated by the Pacific Forest and Watershed Lands
Stewardship Council. The conservation easement prevents the land from
being developed no matter the owner.

Plumas County News - August 6, 2018

Friends of Humbug celebrate upcoming land acquisitions

The Stewardship Council has played a major role since its inception in facilitating the reacquisitions of 2,325 pristine acres of Humbug Valley, along with the other ancestral lands located around Lake Almanor.

Jefferson Public Radio - January 4, 2018

Jefferson Exchange - McArthur Swamp Donation

Stewardship Council Executive Director, Heidi Krolick and PG&E's Hydro Support Manager, Aimee Crawford discuss conservation efforts at McArthur Swamp in Shasta County.

Placer Land Trust - July 1, 2017

Placer Land Trust protects Kidd & Cascade Lakes Preserve

Kidd & Cascade lakes Preserve is the third property that PLT has preserved in partnership with PG&E and the Pacific Forest and Watershed Lands Stewardship Council.

Forest Research & Outreach - January 23, 2017

UC Research Forest Lands Expand with Donation

The land donation became official in December 2016. It was originally approved by the Pacific Forest and Watershed Lands Stewardship Council in 2004 as part of PG&E's bankruptcy settlement, with the goal of ensuring that over 140,000 acres of California's lakes and watershed lands are conserved for the public good and to serve California's young people.


The Union - December 23, 2016

Bear Yuba Land Trust Secures Another High Country Conservation Easement

As part of its land conservation commitment, Pacific Gas and Electric recently donated 1,459 acres to the University of California.

The Union - September 14, 2016

2,000 acres of South Yuba headwaters conserved by Bear Yuba Land Trust

At 7,000 feet elevation in the high Sierra Nevada, three alpine lakes and 2,000 remote acres of forest and granite landscapes important to outdoor recreationists are now permanently protected - July 7, 2016

Christian Valley Park East of Auburn Protected Permanently

Placer Land Trust and its partners are very pleased to announce the permanent protection of Christian Valley Park, a 16­acre recreation property east of Auburn.

Plumas News - February 15, 2016

Stewardship Council directs 200 additional acres be donated to Maidu Summit Consortium

The Summit has been directly involved with the Pacific Forest and Watershed Lands Stewardship Council since its formation in 2003 as a private, nonprofit organization created out of the PG&E bankruptcy filing several years ago.

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