Proposition 84 Acquisition Notices

North Coast Acquisitions with Proposition 84 Funding

Johnson Property Acquisition

Possible authorization to disburse up to $277,000 for the acquisition of an interest in the 4-acre Johnson Property on the coast in Fort Bragg, Mendocino.

Satisfaction of PRC Section 75071 criteria

The proposed acquisition satisfies the criteria of PRC Section 75071, subsection (e) because the project is supported by non-state matching funds. The City of Fort Bragg has committed to securing approximately $138,000 towards the acquisition and to funding the management and stewardship of the property over the long term.

San Francisco Bay Area Acquisitions with Proposition 84 Funding

Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park Acquisition III

Possible authorization to disburse up to $750,000 to the East Bay Regional Park District for the acquisition of approximately 1,367 acres of property to expand the Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park in Alameda County.

Satisfaction of PRC Section 75071 criteria

The proposed acquisition satisfies three of the criteria of Section 75071 of the Public Resources Code as follows:

Subsection a: The property contributes to linking existing protected areas with other large blocks of protected habitat. The linkage serves to connect existing protected areas, facilitate wildlife movement and botanical transfer, and results in sustainable combined acreage within the Pleasanton Ridge of the undeveloped ridgetops of south eastern San Francisco Bay.

Subsection b: The project will contribute to long-term protection of and improvement to the water and biological quality of Palomares Creek within the Alameda Creek watershed.

Subsection e: The project is supported by matching funds. An additional $5,485,425, or approximately 88% of the total project cost, is being contributed to the acquisition from funding sources other than the Conservancy.

Uvas Reservoir County Park Area Acquisition

Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $250,000 to the Peninsula Open Space Trust for acquisition of the 358-acre Uvas Reservoir County Park Area property near the City of Morgan Hill in unincorporated Santa Clara County.

Satisfaction of PRC Section 75071 criteria

The proposed acquisition satisfies four of the five criteria specified in Section 75071 because the project will: link protected habitat areas of the southern Santa Cruz Mountains, facilitate wildlife movement and result in a more sustainable combined acreage (Section 75071(a)); contribute to long-term protection of the water quality of Uvas Creek which is in the priority watershed of the Pajaro River/Monterey Bay in the Central Coast, a major biological region of the state (Section 75071(b)); support a relatively large area of under-protected major habitat types (Section 75071 (c)); and include non-state matching contributions toward the acquisition (Section 75071 (e)).

Mount Madonna County Park Area Acquisition

Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $750,000 to the Peninsula Open Space Trust for acquisition of the 490-acre Mount Madonna County Park Area property in Santa Clara County.

Satisfaction of PRC Section 75071 criteria

The proposed acquisition satisfies four of the five criteria specified in Section 75071 because the project will: link protected habitat areas of the southern Santa Cruz Mountains, facilitating wildlife movement and resulting in a more sustainable combined acreage (Section 75071(a)); contribute to long-term protection of the water quality of Little Arthur Creek which is in the priority watershed of the Pajaro River/Monterey Bay in the Central Coast, a major biological region of the state (Section 75071(b)); support a relatively large area of under-protected major habitat types (Section 75071 (c)); and include non-state matching contributions toward the acquisition (Section 75071 (e)).

Pacific Custom Materials Property Acquisition

Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $500,000 to the East Bay Regional Park District for acquisition of up to 51 acres of the 148-acre Pacific Custom materials property in order to expand and improve the Carquinez Strait Regional Shoreline in unincorporated Contra Costa County between Martinez and Port Costa.

Satisfaction of PRC Section 75071 criteria

The proposed acquisition satisfies three of the criteria of Section 75071 of the Public Resource Code as follows:

1. Subsection (a): The property contributes to linking existing protected areas with other large blocks of protected habitat. The linkage serves to connect existing protected areas, facilitate wildlife movement and botanical transfer, and results in sustainable combined acreage within the Carquinez Strait Regional Shoreline and between the waters of the Carquinez Strait and upland habitat.

2. Subsection (b): The project will contribute to long-term protection and improvement to the water draining from the property to the Carquinez Strait.

3. Subsection (e): The project is supported by matching funds, with Conservancy funds leveraged 3:1 for the acquisition of the 51-acre portion of the property and by over 8:1 for the entire 148-acre property.

Central Coast Acquisitions with Proposition 84 Funding

Whisler Wilson Ranch Acquisition

Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $1,000,000 of Proposition 84 funds to the Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District to acquire the 317-acre Whisler Wilson Ranch (Monterey County) for natural resource protection and public access.

Satisfaction of PRC Section 75071 criteria

The proposed acquisition satisfies two of the criteria of Section 75071 of the Public Resources Code as follows:

1. Subsection (a): The property is surrounded by existing protected areas, owned by the Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District and the State of California on behalf of the Department of Parks and Recreation, and will provide a link to a 10,000-acre block of protected land.

2. Subsection (b): The project will contribute significantly to the protection of the San Jose Creek watershed, as the creek runs through the property for more than one mile. San Jose Creek provides spawning grounds for the threatened South-Central California Coast steelhead. As part of its ongoing watershed stewardship program, the District is nearing completion of its San Jose Creek Watershed Assessment.

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