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Advice Letter to California Public Utilities Commission Regarding Willow Creek Land Conservation and Conveyance Plan
On August 15, 2017 PG&E submitted an Advice Letter to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) pursuant to Public Utilities Code Section 851 requesting the CPUC's approval of PG&E's encumbrance with a perpetual conservation easement to the 241 acre Willow Creek planning unit in Madera County. The conservation easement to be established on these lands will be held by Sierra Foothill Conservancy.
Willow Creek Advice Letter
Final Land Conservation and Conveyance Plan- Willow Creek (Retained)
At its January 25, 2017 meeting, the board adopted a final Land Conservation and Conveyance Plan for lands to be retained by PG&E at the Willow Creek planning unit in Madera County, California.
The final LCCP describes how the proposed trqansaction and related agreements conform to and fulfill all requirements of the 2003 Settlement Agreement and Stipulation.
The draft LCCP was made available for a public review and comment period from October 19, 2016 to November 17, 2016.
Final Land Conservation and Conveyance Plan Willow Creek(3.53 MB)
At its March 13, 2013 meeting, the Stewardship Council Board of Directors recommended that PG&E retain all of the lands (approximately 246 acres) in the Willow Creek planning unit, located in Madera and Fresno Counties.
Willow Creek Planning Unit Recommendation (304 KB)
At its November 14, 2013 meeting, the board recommended the Sierra Foothills Conservany as the prospective conservation easement holder on the property.
At its January 25, 2017 board meeting, the board approved a finding of no significant public interest value (NSPIV) for 4.7 acres at parcel 1053 and 1054 at the Willow Creek planning unit 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 4.7 acres will not be included in the Willow Creek planning unit LCCP.
Willow Creek Planning Unit NSPIV Recommendation (376 KB)
Land Stewardship Proposal
On July 8, 2011, the Stewardship Council received one land stewardship proposal from an organization interested in being considered for a donation of fee title to certain lands located within the Willow Creek planning unit.
The North Fork Mono Tribe prepared and submitted its proposal. The proposal is 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 proposal before recommending any organization for donation of fee title to lands within the Willow Creek planning unit.
Please note that the Land Stewardship Proposal submitted by the North Fork Mono Tribe linked below concerns three planning units within the Willow Creek watershed area including the Willow Creek planning unit.
Land Stewardship Proposal from the North Fork Mono Tribe (4.52 MB)
Organizations Submitting a Statement of Qualifications
North Fork Mono Tribe
Public Meeting Information
April 21, 2011 Meeting (158 KB)
Aerial Map (363 KB)
Existing Conditions Map (134 KB)