Final Land Conservation and Conveyance Plan – Lake Spaulding and Bear River (Deer Creek-NID)
At its September 20, 2017 meeting the board adopted the proposed Land Conservation and Conveyance Plan for lands being transferred via asset sale from PG&E to Nevada Irrigation District (NID) at the Lake Spaulding and Bear River (Deer Creek - NID) planning unit in Nevada County.
The LCCP describes how the proposed transaction and related agreements conform to and fulfill all requirements of the 2003 Settlement Agreement and Stipulation.
The board also approved the proposed conservation easement funding agreement between the Stewardship Council and the Bear Yuba Land Trust.
The draft LCCP was made available for a public review and comment period from July 26, 2017 to August 25, 2017.
Final Land Conservation and Conveyance Plan– Lake Spaulding and Bear River (Deer Creek - NID) (3.36 MB)
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)
At its September 20, 2017 meeting, the board approved a recommendation for a finding of no significant public interest value (NSPIV) for 2 acres of the Bear River planning unit within parcels 852, 867, and 868 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. These 2 acres will not be included in the Bear River planning unit LCCP.
Bear River NSPIV Recommendation (293 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)