Possible Finding of No Significant Public Interest Value - Hat Creek Parcel 193
The Stewardship Council is working with PG&E and local land trusts across the state to develop and record conservation easements on lands that PG&E owns and operates. The Stewardship Council Watershed Planning Committee (Planning Committee) has conditionally endorsed a finding of no significant public interest value (NSPIV) for parcel 193 at the Hat Creek planning unit, an approximately 9 acre power line corridor owned and operated by PG&E. The proposed finding was made after evaluating the parcel and coming to the conclusion that it does not contain, nor does it have the potential for significant habitat, forestry, agricultural, recreational, or open space value.
The proposed finding of no significant public interest value for parcel 193 will be considered for possible approval by the Stewardship Council’s Board of Directors at its January 24, 2018 meeting. If this proposed finding is approved by the Stewardship Council Board, parcel 193 will not be encumbered by a conservation easement. No change will be made to PG&E’s ownership and operation of the parcel. Existing agreements between PG&E and adjacent landowners will not be affected.
The Board will review public comments before taking a vote on the proposed NSPIV finding. The meeting agenda will be posted on our web site 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 916-297-6660 with questions or concerns.
Proposed NSPIV Finding Memo (247 KB)
Proposed NSPIV Finding Maps (415 KB)
At its April 29, 2015 meeting, the Stewardship Council Board of Directors recommended the Pit River Tribe as the prospective fee title donee for 850 acres of Hat Creek planning unit lands located in Shasta County under the following terms:
- The Pit River Tribe provides a limited waiver of sovereign immunity to ensure that the conservation easement and other agreements executed pursuant to the Land Conservation Commitment are enforceable.
- The Pit River Tribe agrees not to petition the federal government to have the donated lands placed into federal trust.
- The Board approves providing funding for future property tax obligations associated with this recommended donation.
Recommendation on Prospective Donee (3.16 MB)
At its January 22, 2015 meeting, the board recommended theShasta Land Trust as the prospective conservation easement holder on the property.
Land Stewardship Proposals
On August 13, 2010, the Stewardship Council received two land stewardship proposals from organizations interested in being considered for a donation of fee title to certain lands located within the Hat Creek planning unit. The US Bureau of Land Management and the Pit River Tribe 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 fully reviewed and considered the proposals before recommending any organizations for donation of fee title to lands within the Hat Creek planning unit.
Land Stewardship Proposal from the Bureau of Land Management (4.5 MB)
Revised Land Stewardship Proposal from the Pit River Tribe 2014 (2 MB)
Organiztaions Submitting a Statement of Qualifications
County of Shasta
Fall River Resources Conservation District
Environmental Education Council of Marin
Pit River Tribe
Spring Rivers Foundation
US Forest Service – Lassen National Forest
US Bureau of Land Management
Public Meeting Information
October 29, 2009 Meeting (23 KB)
Aerial Map (418 KB)
Existing Conditions Map (1.1 MB)