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Tunnel Reservoir

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Advice Letter to California Public Utilities Commission Regarding Pit River and Tunnel Reservoir Land Conservation and Conveyance Plan - Lands to be donated to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection

On August 19, 2022 PG&E submitted an Advice Letter to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) pursuant to Public Utilities Code Section 851 requesting the CPUC’s approval of PG&E’s donation of fee simple title to approximately 6,982 acres at the Pit River and Tunnel Reservoir planning units in Shasta County to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE). The Conservation Easement on these acres will be held by the Shasta Land Trust.

 

Updated Revised Final Land Conservation and Conveyance Plan - Tunnel Reservoir (Lands to be donated to CAL FIRE)

 

At its September 19, 2018 meeting, the board adopted a final Land conservation and Conveyance Plan for lands to be donated to CAL FIRE at the Tunnel Reservoir planning unit located in Shasta County, California. The board approved a revised final LCCP on November 17, 2021 and updated the Final LCCP on July 27, 2022.

The Updated Revised Final LCCP describes how the proposed transaction and related agreements conform to and fulfill all requirements of the 2003 Settlement Agreement and Stipulation.

 

Final Land Conservation and Conveyance Plan - Tunnel Reservoir (PG&E retained lands)

 

At its March 3, 2020 meeting, the board adopted a final Land conservation and Conveyance Plan for lands to be retained by PG&E at the Tunnel Reservoir 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.

Recommendations

 

At its November 16, 2011 meeting, the Stewardship Council Board of Directors recommended the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection as the prospective fee title donee for approximately 1,796 acres of land the Tunnel Reservoir planning unit, located in Shasta County.

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

Land Stewardship Proposals

 

On May 31, 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 Tunnel Reservoir planning unit.

The US Bureau of Land Management, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, and the University of California prepared and submitted proposals.

The respective organizations prepared the information and statements in these 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 Tunnel Reservoir planning unit.

Please note that the Land Stewardship Proposals submitted by CAL FIRE and the Bureau of Land Management linked below concern several planning units, including the Tunnel Reservoir planning unit.

Organizations Submitting a Statement of Qualifications

 

Bureau of Land Management
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection
Shasta County
University of California
Western Shasta RCD

 

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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