Proposed Land Conservation and Conveyance Plan – Lands to be transferred via asset sale from PG&E to NID at Lake Spaulding and Bear River (Deer Creek - NID)
The Watershed Planning Committee of the Stewardship Council forwarded to the board of directors for its consideration and possible adoption the proposed Land Conservation and Conveyance Plan (LCCP) for lands being transferred via asset sale from PG&E to Nevada Irrigation District (NID) at theLake Spaulding and Bear River (Deer Creek - NID) planning unit for public review and comment.
The draft LCCP is being made available for a public review and comment period from July 26, 2017 to August 25, 2017.
Proposed Land Conservation and Conveyance Plan - Lake Spaulding and Bear River (Deer Creek - NID) (3.35 MB)
Draft Land Conservation and Conveyance Plan - Lake Spaulding and Bear River (Deer Creek - NID)
The Stewardship Council has issued the draft Land Conservation and Conveyance Plan (LCCP) for 782 acres located in the Lake Spaulding and Bear River (Deer Creek – NID) planning units for public review and comment. Comments regarding the land conservation effort through encumbrance of a conservation easement on the property must be submitted in writing to the Stewardship Council and postmarked or emailed no later than 5:00 pm on August 25, 2017.
Attn: Lake Spaulding and Bear River (Deer Creek-NID) LCCP Comments
3300 Douglas Blvd. Ste. 250
Roseville, Ca 95661
Draft Land Conservation and Conveyance Plan Bear River (Deer Creek - NID) (3.35 MB)
Possible Finding of No Significant Public Interest Value at Bear River Planning Unit
The Stewardship Council Watershed Planning Committee (Planning Committee) has conditionally endorsed a finding of no significant public interest value (NSPIV) for a total of three parcels in the Bear River planning unit. The first parcel is located in Nevada County (Parcel 852) totaling approximately .06 acres, and the remaining two parcels are located in Placer County (Parcels 867 and 868) totaling approximately 2 acres. This conclusion was made after evaluating the parcels and coming to the conclusion that the parcels do not contain, nor do they have the potential for significant habitat, forestry, agricultural, recreational, or open space value.
The proposed finding of no significant public interest value for these 3 parcels within the Bear River planning unit 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.
At its September 17, 2015 meeting, the Stewardship Council Board of Directors recommended the University of California, Center for Forestry as the prospective fee title donee for approximately 1,650 acres of land in the Bear River planning unit, located in Nevada and Placer counties.
Propsective Fee Title Donee Recommendation (817 KB)
Land Stewardship Proposals
On July 29, 2011, the Stewardship Council received five land stewardship proposals from organizations interested in being considered for a donation of fee title to certain lands located within the Bear River planning unit. The US Forest Service–Tahoe National Forest, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, Tsi-Akim Maidu Tribe, University of California–Center for Forestry, and Nevada County Land Trust prepared and submitted proposals and are responsible for the information contained therein. Proposals are presented as is and the Stewardship Council does not make any assertion regarding the accuracy or completeness of information presented, nor do the proposals necessarily reflect the views of the Stewardship Council. The Stewardship Council will fully review and consider the proposals before recommending any organizations for donation of fee title to lands within the Bear River planning unit.
Please note that the following Land Stewardship Proposals may concern multiple planning units within the Yuba–Bear River watershed area.
UPDATE: The Nevada County Land Trust has withdrawn fee-title interest in the Bear River planning unit.
Land Stewardship Proposal from the US Forest Service – Tahoe National Forest (1.76 MB)
Land Stewardship Proposal from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (3.45 MB)
Land Stewardship Proposal
from the Tsi-Akim Maidu Tribe (3.23 MB)
Land Stewardship Proposal from the University of California – Center for Forestry (1.4 MB)
Land Stewardship Proposalfrom the Nevada County Land Trust (13.22 MB)
Organizations Submitting a Statement of Qualifications
Bureau of Land Management
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection
Cherokees of California
Nevada County Land Trust
Placer County Water Agency
Placer Land Trust
San Joaquin County Office of Education
T’si Akim Maidu
United States Forest Service – Tahoe National Forest
University of California – Center for Forestry
Public Meeting Information
April 14, 2011 Meeting (38 KB)
Aerial Map (1,582 KB)
Existing Conditions Map (839 KB)