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Project: Red Bank Creek (Burrows Ranch), Tehama County

Description: Approval of a grant to the Northern California Regional Land Trust to acquire a conservation easement over 3,356± acres known as Burrow Ranch, in Tehama County. The project will allow the continued operation of the ranch and at the same time protect important oak woodland habitat areas, and maintain the property's relatively natural, scenic, and open-space characteristics.

Reference Number: 36402008121

Implemented By: Wildlife Conservation Board

Objective: This project was submitted to the Wildlife Conservation Board through its Oak Woodlands Conservation Program. The Program is designed to help local efforts to achieve oak woodland protection and to rovide a mechanism to bring ranchers and conservationists together in a manner that allows the achievement of both sustainable ranch and farming operations and healthy oak woodlands. An estimated 60 to 70 percent of the acreage is occupied by individual oak trees, oak savannah, or oak woodland. Oak tree species present within the project area include black, valley, interior live, canyon live, blue, scrub, and tan. The project would also protect annual grassland, farmland, chamise-redshank chaparral, mixed chaparral, valley-foothill riparian land, spring-fed wetlands and creek frontage along Red Bank and North Fork Elder Creeks and a number of other perennial and seasonal creeks.

Type: Acquisition Easement

Total Cost: $1,853,708.00

Project Status: Complete and Fully Paid

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

Estimated Completion: 11/18/2010    Actual Completion: 12/30/2010

Associated Counties: Tehama

Located In Disadvantaged Community: No

Contribution SourcesContribution DateContribution Amount
Prop. 84, Oak Woodland Preservation Program11/18/2010$1,853,708.00

Project MetricMetric TopicQuantityUnit
Acquisition EasementOak Woodlands3356acres acquired


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