Lyons Reservoir

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Permanent Protection of Lyons Reservoir Planning Unit (Lands to be Retained by PG&E) with a Conservation Easement

 

On April 16, 2019, a conservation easement was recorded to protect the Beneficial Public Values of 460 acres to be retained by PG&E at the Lyons Reservoir planning unit. The conservation easement is held by the Mother Lode Land Trust.

 

Final Land Conservation and Conveyance Plan – Lands to be retained by PG&E at Lyons Reservoir

 

At its November 15, 2017 meeting the board adopted the proposed Land Conservation and Conveyance Plan for lands to be retained by PG&E at the Lyons Reservoir planning unit in Tuolumne County. The easement to be established on these lands will be held by the Mother Lode Land Trust.

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 August 20, 2015 - September 21, 2015.

Land Transfer to the USFS at Lyons Reservoir Planning Unit

 

The donation of 628 acres at the Lyons Reservoir planning unit in Tuolumne County and the establishment of a conservation covenant held by Sierra Nevada Conservancy were finalized on December 14, 2018.

 

Final Land Conservation and Conveyance Plan Adoption - Lands to be Donated to USFS

 

At its January 21, 2016 meeting, the board adopted the Land Conservation and Conveyance Plan for lands to be donated to the United States Forest Service at the Lyons Reservoir planning unit located in Tuolumne County, California.

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 public review and comment for a 30 day period from October 21, 2015 to November 20, 2015.

 

Recommendations

At its May 2, 2012 meeting, the board recommended that PG&E retain the remaining acres of land available for donation (approximately 158 acres) in the Lyons Reservoir planning unit.

This acreage is in addition to the approximately 302 acres previously designated by PG&E for retention in this planning unit.

At its January 19, 2012 meeting, the board recommended the United States Forest Service (Stanislaus National Forest) as the prospective fee title donee for 628 acres of land in the Lyons Reservoir planning unit, located in Tuolumne County.

At its May 2, 2012 meeting, the board recommended the Mother Lode Land Trust as the prospective conservation easement holder on the property.

 

Land Stewardship Proposals

On May 13, 2011, the Stewardship Council received three land stewardship proposals from organizations interested in being considered for a donation of fee title to certain lands located within the Lyons Reservoir planning unit. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, Tuolumne Utilities District, and the US Forest Service (Stanislaus National Forest) prepared and submitted proposals. The respective organizations prepared the information and statements contained in these proposals. 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 will fully review and consider the proposals before recommending any organizations for donation of fee title to lands within the Lyons Reservoir planning unit.

Please note that the Land Stewardship Proposal submitted by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection linked below concerns several planning units in addition to the Lyons Reservoir planning unit.

Organizations Submitting a Statement of Qualifications

California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection
California Department of Fish and Game
San Joaquin County Office of Education
Tuolumne County
Tuolumne County RCD
Tuolumne Utilities District
United States Forest Service

 

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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