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Project: Sierra Crest Conservation Easement, Phase III

Description: Conservation Easement of ±2683 acres for the purpose of Forest Habitat under California Forest Conservation Program in Sierra County.

Reference Number: 36402009100

Implemented By: LTNC

Objective: To acquire conservation easements on 2,683± mountainous acres of commercial timber land for the preservation of productive managed forest lands, forest reserve areas and other forest types, including the conservation of water resources and natural habitats for native fish, wildlife and plants found on such lands. The proposed acquisition of the conservation easements on the Sierra Crest III properties will keep these lands as productive working forests, promote habitat connectivity and ecological integrity within the northern Sierra Nevada, and facilitate improved management of these resources on private lands. Additionally, prohibiting private development will permanently protect access for fishing, hiking and other forms of passive recreation, and safeguard the quality of recreation on the adjoining public lands.

Type: Acquisition Easement

Total Cost: $3,500,000.00

Project Status: Complete and Fully Paid

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

Estimated Completion: 2/1/2012    Actual Completion: 2/9/2012

Associated Counties: Nevada, Sierra

Located In Disadvantaged Community: Yes

Contribution SourcesContribution DateContribution Amount
Other State Funds6/2/2011$540,000.00
Private Contribution6/2/2011$540,000.00
Prop. 84, Forest Conservation Program6/2/2011$2,420,000.00

Project MetricMetric TopicQuantityUnit
Acquisition EasementForest Conservation2683acres acquired


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