Manzanita Lake

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Transfer of Land to Madera County at Manzanita Lake

 

The donation of land at the Manzanita Lake planning unit to the County of Madera, and the establishment of a conservation easement held by Sierra Foothill Conservancy were finalized on February 21, 2020.

 

Final Land Conservation and Conveyance Plan – Lands to be donated to Madera County at Manzanita Lake 

 

At its May 2, 2018 meeting, the board adopted the final Land Conservation and Conveyance Plan for lands to be donated to Madera County at the Manzanita Lake planning unit in Madera County, California.

The Manzanita Lake Donated 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 a public review and comment period from February 26, 2018 to March 28, 2018.

Permanent Protection of Manzanita Lake Planning Unit with a Conservation Easement - PG&E Retained Lands

 

On May 13, 2020, a conservation easement was recorded to protect the Beneficial Public Values of 330 acres to be retained by PG&E at the Manzanita Lake planning unit. The conservation easement is held by Sierra Foothill Conservancy.

 

Final Land Conservation and Conveyance Plan – Manzanita Lake (Retained)

 

At its November 15, 2018 meeting, the Stewardship Council Board of Directors approved a final Land Conservation and Conveyance Plan (LCCP) for lands to be retained by PG&E at the Manzanita Lake planning unit in Madera County.

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 a public review and comment period from July 26, 2018 to August 27, 2018.

 

Recommendation

 

At its June 25, 2014 meeting, the Stewardship Council Board recommended Madera County as the prospective fee title donee for 220 acres of land in the Manzanita Lake planning unit, located in Madera County.

Land Stewardship Proposals

 

In May 2014, the Stewardship Council received a modified Land Stewardship Proposal from Madera County to supplement the Land Stewardship Proposal received in 2011. The information and statements contained in this supplement was prepared by Madera County. 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.

 

On July 8, 2011, the Stewardship Council received two land stewardship proposals from organizations interested in being considered for a donation of fee title to certain lands located within the Manzanita Lake planning unit. Madera County and the North Fork Mono Tribe 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 Manzanita Lake planning unit.

Please note that the Land Stewardship Proposal submitted by the North Fork Mono Tribe linked below concerns three planning units within the Willow Creek watershed area, including the Manzanita Lake planning unit.

Organizations Submitting a Statement of Qualifications

 

Coarsegold RCD
Madera County
San Joaquin County Office of Education
North Fork Mono Tribe

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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