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Project: Knoxville Wildlife Area, Expansion 2

Description: The acquisition of 738± acres of privately-owned land to protect oak woodlands and threatened and endangered species habitat, as an addition to the Department of Fish and Game’s (DFG) Knoxville Wildlife Area, east of the City of Middletown, fifteen road miles from the community of Pope Valley in Napa County. The subject property is located approximately three miles north of Lake Berryessa, abutting Berryessa-Knoxville Road for several miles. It varies from very gentle to steep slopes ranging in elevation from 600± to 1200± feet, and was used historically for livestock grazing. Vegetation includes open grass, scattered oaks to fairly dense oaks, brush (chamise) and gray pine. I n addition to Eticuera Creek, livestock and wildlife access several stock ponds and springs on the property.

Reference Number: 36402003190

Implemented By: California Department of Fish and Game

Objective: Protection of special status species habitat, oak woodlands, riparian and wetland areas, along with protection of significant open landscape areas and wildlife corridor linkages. The project expands onto existing protected lands including the Department of Fish and Game, Knoxville Wildlife Area that allows public outdoor recreation uses

Type: Acquisition Fee Title

Total Cost: $3,292,993.50

Project Status: Complete and Fully Paid

On Time?: Yes    Within Scope?: Yes    Within Budget?: Yes

Estimated Completion: 12/1/2008    Actual Completion: 12/1/2008

Associated Counties: Napa

Located In Disadvantaged Community: No

Contribution SourcesContribution DateContribution Amount
Prop. 84, Statewide Habitat Program8/28/2008$3,292,993.50

Project MetricMetric TopicQuantityUnit
Acquisition Fee TitleOak Woodlands738acres acquired
Acquisition Fee TitlePublic Access/Recreation acres acquired
Acquisition Fee TitleSignficant Ecoystems and Natural Landscapes acres acquired
Acquisition Fee TitleThreatened or Endangered Species Recovery acres acquired
Acquisition Fee TitleWildlife Corridor/Habitat Linkage acres acquired


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