Permanent Protection of Oroville Planning Unit with a Conservation Easement
On May 3, 2023, a conservation easement was recorded to protect the Beneficial Public Values of the watershed lands at the Oroville planning unit. The conservation easement on the property is held by the Northern California Regional Land Trust.
Updated Final Land Conservation and Conveyance Plan – Lands to be retained by PG&E at Oroville
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 Lake Oroville planning unit in Butte 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 Northern California Regional Land Trust.
The draft LCCP was made available for a public review and comment period from July 21, 2017 to August 21, 2017.
UPDATE: On February 5, 2016 the California Department of Water Resources withdrew interest in recieving a fee title donation to 23 acres in the Oroville planning unit. As a result, the lands subject to the recommendation below will be retained by PG&E.
At its January 23, 2014 meeting, the Stewardship Council Board of Directors recommended the California Department of Water Resources as the prospective fee title donee for 23 acres of land in the Oroville planning unit, located in Butte County.
The Stewardship Council will make available the fee title donee recommendations for the remainder of the lands in the Oroville planning unit at a later date.
At its January 24, 2018 meeting, the board approved a recommendation for a finding of no significant public interest value (NSPIV) for approximately 6 acres within parcel 679 at the Oroville planning unit after evaluating the acres and coming to the conclusion that the acres do not contain, nor do they have the potential for significant habitat, forestry, agricultural, recreational, or open space value. These 6 acres will not be included in the Oroville planning unit LCCP.
Land Stewardship Proposals
On July 8, 2011, the Stewardship Council received one land stewardship proposal from the California Department of Water Resources (DWR), which is interested in being considered for a donation of fee title to certain lands located within the Oroville planning unit. DWR prepared and submitted the proposal and is responsible for the information contained therein. The proposal is presented as is, and the Stewardship Council does not make any assertion regarding the accuracy or completeness of the information presented, nor does the proposal necessarily reflect the views of the Stewardship Council. The Stewardship Council fully reviewed and considered all proposals before recommending organizations for donation of fee title to lands within the Oroville planning unit.
Organizations Submitting a Statement of Qualifications
California Department of Water Resources
Cherokees of California
Feather River Recreation and Park District
Northern California Regional Land Trust