Lower Drum

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Halsey

Permanent Protection of Lower Drum (Bell Road) Planning Unit with a Conservation Easement

 

On November 14, 2019, a conservation easement was recorded to protect the Beneficial Public Values of the watershed lands at the Lower Drum (Bell Road) plannign unit. The conservation easement is held by Placer Land Trust.

 

Final Land Conservation and Conveyance Plan - Lower Drum (Bell Road)

 

At its September 19, 2018 meeting, the board adopted a final Land Conservation and Conveyance Plan for lands to be retained by PG&E at the Lower Drum (Bell Road) planning unit in Placer 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 from May 25, 2018 - June 25, 2018.

Final Land Conservation and Conveyance Plan - Lower Drum (Folsom)

 

At its May 1, 2019 meeting, the board adopted a final Land Conservation and Conveyance Plan for lands to be retained by PG&E at the Lower Drum (Folsom) planning unit in Placer 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 from February 28, 2019 - April 1, 2019.

 

Permanent Protection of Lower Drum Upper Pinecroft, Old Airport, Halsey, and Rock Creek Planning Units with a Conservation Easement

 

On October 11, 2017, a conservation easement was recorded to protect the Beneficial Public Values of the watershed lands at the Lower Drum Upper Pinecroft and Lower Drum Old Airport planning units. The conservation easements on both properties are held by the Placer Land Trust.

On November 14, 2017, a conservation easement was recorded to protect the Beneficial Public Values of the watershed lands at the Lower Drum Halsey and Lower Drum Rock Creek planning units. The conservation easements on both properties are held by the Placer Land Trust.

 

Final Land Conservation and Conveyance Plan - Lower Drum (Upper Pinecroft)

 

At its September 21, 2016 meeting the board adopted the proposed Land Conservation and Conveyance Plan for lands to be retained by PG&E at the Lower Drum (Upper Pinecroft) planning unit in Placer 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 board also approved the proposed conservation easement funding agreement between the Stewardship Council and the Placer Land Trust.

The draft LCCP was made available for a public review and comment period from June 7, 2016 to July 7, 2016.

 

Final Land Conservation and Conveyance Plan - Lower Drum (Old Airport)

 

The Stewardship Council Board of Directors has adopted theLower Drum (Old Airport) Land Conservation and Conveyance Plan (LCCP) for the Lower Drum (Old Airport) planning unit located in Placer County, California, at its June 16, 2016 Board of Directors’ Meeting. The Lower Drum (Old Airport) 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 March 24, 2016 to April 22, 2016.

Final Land Conservation and Conveyance Plan- Lower Drum (Halsey)

 

At its September 21, 2016 meeting the board adopted the proposed Land Conservation and Conveyance Plan for lands to be retained by PG&E at the Lower Drum (Halsey) planning unit in Placer 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 board also approved the proposed conservation easement funding agreement between the Stewardship Council and the Placer 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 - Lower Drum (Rock Creek)

 

The Stewardship Council Board of Directors has adopted the Lower Drum (Rock Creek) Land Conservation and Conveyance Plan (LCCP) for the Lower Drum (Rock Creek) planning unit located in Placer County, California, at its June 16, 2016 Board of Directors’ Meeting. The Lower Drum (Rock Creek) 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 March 24, 2016 to April 22, 2016.

Final Land Conservation and Conveyance Plan - Lower Drum (Wise Forebay)

 

At its September 20, 2017 meeting the board adopted the proposed Land Conservation and Conveyance Plan for lands to be retained by PG&E at the Lower Drum (Wise Forebay) planning unit in Placer 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 board also approved the proposed conservation easement funding agreement between the Stewardship Council and the Placer Land Trust.

The draft LCCP was made available for a public review and comment period from July 21, 2017 to August 21, 2017.

 

Transfer of Land to Placer County

 

The donation of 10 acres within the Lower Drum (Bear River-Pinecroft Reserve) planning unit to Placer County, and the establishment of a conservation easement held by Placer Land Trust were finalized on March 23, 2017.

 

Final Land Conservation and Conveyance Plan Adoption - Lands for Donation to Placer County at Bear River Pinecroft Reserve

 

At its September 10, 2014 meeting, the board adopted the Bear River Pinecroft Reserve Adjacent to Bear River Campground Land Conservation and Conveyance Plan for the Lower Drum planning unit located in Placer County, California.

The 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 July 21, 2014 to August 20, 2014.

Transfer of Land to Auburn Area Recreation and Park District (ARD)

 

The donation of 16 acres within the Lower Drum (Christian Valley) planning unit to ARD, and the establishment of a conservation easement held by Placer Land Trust were finalized on June 10, 2016.

 

Final Land Conservation and Conveyance Plan - Lands for Donation to ARD at Christian Valley

 

At its June 25, 2014 meeting, the board adopted the Land Conservation and Conveyance Plan for the Lower Drum (Christian Valley) planning unit located in Placer County, California.

The 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 April 10, 2014 to May 10, 2014.

Recommendations

 

At its June 27th, 2018 meeting, the board recommended Wildlife Heritage Foundation as the conservation easement holder for the lands to be retained by PG&E at the Lower Drum (Folsom) planning unit. This action supersedes any previous conservation easement holder actions at the Lower Drum (Folsom) planning unit.

At its March 7, 2012 meeting, the board recommended that PG&E retain the remaining acres of land available for donation (approximately 642 acres) in the Lower Drum planning unit. This acreage is in addition to the 385 acres previously designated by PG&E for retention in this planning unit.

At its November 16, 2011 meeting, the board recommended the Auburn Area Recreation and Park District as the prospective fee title donee for approximately 64 acres of land in the Lower Drum planning unit, located in Placer County.

At its September 15, 2011 meeting, the board recommended Placer County as the prospective fee title donee for approximately 15 acres of land in the Lower Drum planning unit.

At its September 15, 2011 meeting, the board recommended the Placer Land Trust as the prospective conservation easement holder on the property.

At its June 21, 2017 board meeting, the board approved a finding of no significant public interest value (NSPIV) for 17 parcels within the Lower Drum planning unit in Placer County (Parcels 877, 878, 880, 898-900, 905-907, 908-911, 912-915) totaling approximately 23 acres after evaluating the parcels and coming to the conclusion that the parcels do not contain, nor do they have the potential for significant habitat, forestry, agricultural, recreational, or open space value. These 23 acres will not be included in the Lower Drum planning unit LCCPs.

 

Land Stewardship Proposals

 

On May 13, 2011, 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 Lower Drum planning unit. The Auburn Area Recreation and Park District, Placer County, and Placer County Water Agency 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 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 Lower Drum planning unit.

Organizations Submitting a Statement of Qualification

 

Auburn Area Recreation and Park District
Bureau of Land Management
Cherokees of California
Nevada County Land Trust
Placer County
Placer County Water Agency
Placer Land Trust
San Joaquin County Office of Education

 

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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