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Project: South Fork American River, Lower Canyon Unit, Expansion 2

Description: A grant to the American River Conservancy (Conservancy) to assist in the acquisition of 40± acres of vacant land with more than 1,000 feet of frontage on the South Fork American River, approximately three and one-half miles from Folsom Lake, in western El Dorado County. Acquisition of this parcel will assist in the completion of a seven-mile trail corridor linking the Folsom Lake State Recreation Area with Highway 49 near Coloma and Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park. The purpose of the acquisition is to protect blue and valley oak woodland and riparian areas, along with the sensitive and endangered species potentially resident within and dependent upon this habitat. The property

Reference Number: 36402007146

Implemented By: American River Conservancy

Objective: The purpose of the acquisition is to protect blue and valley oak woodland and riparian areas, along with the sensitive and endangered species potentially resident within and dependent upon this habitat. The property may support more than a dozen special-status aquatic and upland species, including: California red-legged frog, valley elderberry longhorn beetle, California horned lizard, northwestern pond turtle, yellow-breasted chat, Cooper’s hawk, sharp-shinned hawk, foothill yellow-legged frog, white-tailed kite, ring-tailed cat, great blue heron, Brandegee’s clarkia, and Layne’s ragwort. Bank swallow, a state threatened species, is known to occur throughout the project area. In addition, more than one hundred species of birdlife and mammalian species inhabit the area, including black bear, fox, bobcat, mountain lion, and river otter. Five native fish species also occur, including rainbow trout, Sacramento pikeminnow, California roach, Sacramento sucker, and riffle sculpin.

Type: Acquisition Fee Title

Total Cost: $905,000.00

Project Status: Complete and Fully Paid

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

Estimated Completion: 4/28/2008    Actual Completion: 4/28/2008

Associated Counties: El Dorado

Located In Disadvantaged Community: No

Contribution SourcesContribution DateContribution Amount
  $905,000.00
Other State Bond2/20/2008$550,000.00
Prop. 84, Statewide Habitat Program2/20/2008$355,000.00


Project MetricMetric TopicQuantityUnit
Acquisition Fee TitleWildlife Corridor/Habitat Linkage40acres acquired

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