Possible Finding of No Significant Public Interest Value at Bass Lake Planning Unit
The Stewardship Council Watershed Planning Committee (Planning Committee) has conditionally endorsed a finding of no significant public interest value (NSPIV) for a .06 acre parcel (Parcel 1039), within the Bass Lake planning unit in Madera County that is owned by PG&E. This decision was made after evaluating the parcel and coming to the conclusion that the parcel does not contain, nor does it have the potential for significant habitat, forestry, agricultural, recreational, or open space value.
The proposed finding of NSPIV for parcel 1039 will be considered for possible approval by the Stewardship Council’s Board of Directors at its meeting on September 20, 2017. If this proposed finding is approved by the Stewardship Council Board, these parcels will not be encumbered by a conservation easement. No change will be made to PG&E’s ownership and operation of these parcels as a result of this finding. The Board will review public comments before taking a vote. The meeting will be held at the Sacramento Public Library, 828 I Street, Sacramento, CA, beginning at 1:00 pm. The meeting agenda will be posted on our web site on September 13, 2017, one week prior to the meeting.
Comments regarding this proposed finding may be submitted in advance of the meeting by email to: email@example.com. There will also be an opportunity for public comment at the board meeting. Please contact Lauren Faccinto at 916-297-6664 with questions or concerns.
Parcel 1039 Bass Lake NSPIV Memo (211 KB)
Parcel 1039 Bass Lake NSPIV Maps and Photos (1.04 MB)
Findings of No Significant Public Interest
At its November 19, 2015 meeting, the Board of Directors made a finding of No Significant Public Interest Value on a 0.3 acre area (parcel 1033) at the Bass Lake planning unit.
Background information regarding this matter can be viewed here:
Proposed Finding of No Significant Public Interest Value (569 KB)
At its May 2, 2012 meeting, the Stewardship Council Board of Directors recommended that PG&E retain fee title to approximately 151 acres that had previously been made available for donation within 12 parcels (parcels 1033-1044), which includes the 73 acres previously recommended to the USFS in parcel 1033. This acreage is in addition to the 937 acres originally designated by PG&E for retention in this planning unit.
PG&E Retention Recommendation (4.43 MB)
At its March 30, 2011 meeting, the board recommended the Sierra Foothills Conservancy as the prospective conservation easement holder on all the lands in the planning unit that will be retained by PG&E.
Conservation Easement Holder Recommendation (68 KB)
Public Meeting Information
July 12, 2006 Community Presentation (3.43 MB)
April 21, 2011 Meeting (158 KB)
Aerial Map (384 KB)
Existing Conditions Map (193 KB)