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Advice Letter to California Public Utilities Commission Regarding Lake Britton and Hat Creek (Pit River Tribe) Land Conservation and Conveyance Plan - Pit River Tribe Donated

On January 27, 2022 PG&E submitted an Advice Letter to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) pursuant to Public Utilities Code Section 851 requesting the CPUC' approval of PG&E's donation of fee simple title to approximately 1,728 acres at the Lake Britton and Hat Creek planning units in Shasta County to the Pit River Tribe. The Conservation Easement on these acres will be held by the Shasta Land Trust.

 

Updated Final Land Conservation and Conveyance Plan - Lake Britton and Hat Creek (Pit River Tribe Donated)

 

At its September 23, 2020 meeting, the board adopted a Final Land Conservation and Conveyance Plan (LCCP) for lands to be donated to the Pit River Tribe at the Lake Britton and Hat Creek planning units 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 public review and comment for a 30 day period from July 17, 2020 to August 15, 2020.

 

Transfer of Land to the California Department of Parks and Recreation (State Parks)

The donation of land at the Lake Britton planning unit to the State Parks and the establishment of a conservation easement held by Shasta Land Trust were finalized on December 22, 2021.

Updated Final Land Conservation and Conveyance Plan - Lake Britton (State Parks Donated)

 

At its May 1, 2019 meeting, the board adopted a Final Land Conservation and Conveyance Plan (LCCP) for lands to be donated to the California State Parks at the Lake Britton Planning Unit located in Shasta County, California.

The Updated 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 Thursday, February 28, 2019 to April 1, 2019.

Transfer of Land to the United States Forest Service (USFS)

The donation of land at the Lake Britton planning unit to the USFS and the establishment of a conservation covenant held by Sierra Nevada Conservancy were finalized on April 16, 2021.

 

Updated Final Land Conservation and Conveyance Plan – For Land to be donated to the United States Forest Service at Lake Britton

 

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 Lake Britton 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

 

Final Land Conservation and Conveyance Plan - Lake Britton - PG&E Retained Lands

 

At its September 23, 2020 meeting, the board adopted a Final Land Conservation and Conveyance Plan (LCCP) for lands to be dretained by PG&E at the Lake Britton 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 public review and comment for a 30 day period from July 17, 2020 to August 15, 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, 095 acres within seven parcels (211 - 216, 267) in the Lake Britton 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, 2014 meeting, the board recommended the United States Forest Service (Lassen National Forest) as the prospective fee title donee for approximately 308 acres of land in the Lake Britton planning unit, located in Shasta County.

At its December 2, 2010 meeting, the board recommended California State Parks as the prospective fee title donee to approximately 119 acres of land at the Lake Britton planning unit, located in Shasta County.

The board will recommend fee title donees for the remainder of the lands available for donation in the Lake Britton planning unit at a later date.

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

The board will recommend fee title donees for the remainder of the lands in the Lake Britton planning unit at a later date.

Land Stewardship Proposals

 

On August 13, 2010, the Stewardship Council received land stewardship proposals from organizations interested in being considered for a donation of fee title to certain lands located within the Lake Britton planning unit. The Pit River Tribe, US Bureau of Land Management, California State Parks, Shasta County, and the US Forest Service (Lassen National Forest) prepared and submitted proposals. The respective organizations 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 any organizations for donation of fee title to lands within the Lake Britton planning unit.

Organizations Submitting a Statement of Qualifications

 

California Departments of Parks and Recreation (State Parks)
County of Shasta
Environmental Education Council of Marin
Pit River Tribe
Save Burney Falls
US Forest Service - Lassen National Forest
US Bureau of Land Management

 

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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