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Project: Cottonwood Acquisition Project

Description: The Cottonwood Acquisition Project is a multi-benefit ecosystem and watershed protection project for the acquisition of 11 acres of threatened natural canyon property on the east slope of the San Rafael Hills, terminating on its east end into the Arroyo Seco (the “Cottonwood Property”).

Reference Number: 3810P011570

Implemented By: Arroyo and Foothills Conservancy

Objective: The Cottonwood Acquisition Project is a multi-benefit ecosystem and watershed protection project for the acquisition of 11 acres of threatened natural canyon property on the east slope of the San Rafael Hills, terminating on its east end into the Arroyo Seco (the “Cottonwood Property”). Cottonwood Canyon is the only discernible wildlife corridor between the Arroyo Seco, and the San Gabriel Mountains beyond, to 2400 acres of natural open space in the San Rafael Hills ultimately connecting again to the San Gabriels in the west via Big Tujunga Wash (the “Hahamongna to Tujunga Wildlife Corridor”); the Cottonwood Property is a pinch point in this corridor filled with riparian habitat. It contains a perennial spring that recharges Raymond Basin groundwater. It is one of only 2 year-round water sources for animals along this entire corridor. Preserving the Cottonwood Property is a strategic investment in our natural resources that will combat climate change and supports the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy’s Grant Program priorities to help protect our natural resources from severe dry periods and to conserve and manage our water supply.

Type: Acquisition Fee Title

Total Cost: $1,721,573.00

Project Status: Complete and Fully Paid

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

Estimated Completion: 6/30/2017    Actual Completion:

Associated Counties: Los Angeles

Project Benefits a Disadvantaged Community (or SDAC): Yes

Contribution SourcesContribution DateContribution Amount
  $1,378,091.00
Local Contribution12/1/2015$340,424.00
Other State Funds12/1/2015$692,667.00
Prop. 1, Ecosystem, Watershed Protection and Restoration12/1/2015$345,000.00


Project MetricMetric TopicQuantityUnit
Acquisition Fee TitlePark11acres acquired

Water Action Plan Target

    
Make Conservation a California Way of LifeAction Description
Protect and Restore Important EcosystemsAction Description
Provide Safe Water for All CommunitiesAction Description

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