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File #: 18-0885    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 5/23/2018 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 6/26/2018 Final action: 6/26/2018
Title: Community Development Services, Planning and Building Department, recommending the Board approve and authorize the Chair to sign the Cooperative Agreement in the Amount of $40,000 per year with the Bureau of Land Management to fund and support the Preserve Manager ($25,000) and management activities ($15,000) at the Pine Hill Preserve during the 2018-2023 Federal Fiscal Years. FUNDING: Rare Plant Mitigation Fees. (100% - Local)
Attachments: 1. A - 2018 Coop Agr Staff Report, 2. B - CRS - Coop. Agrmt. BLM 2018, 3. C - Coop. Agrmt. BLM, 4. Executed Agreement
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Community Development Services, Planning and Building Department, recommending the Board approve and authorize the Chair to sign the Cooperative Agreement in the Amount of $40,000 per year with the Bureau of Land Management to fund and support the Preserve Manager ($25,000) and management activities ($15,000) at the Pine Hill Preserve during the 2018-2023 Federal Fiscal Years.

FUNDING: Rare Plant Mitigation Fees. (100% - Local)
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DEPARTMENT RECOMMENDATION
Community Development Services, Planning and Building Department, recommending the Board approve and authorize the Chair to sign the five year Cooperative Agreement (Agreement) with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to fund and support the Preserve Manager and management activities at the Pine Hill Preserve during the 2018 2023 Federal Fiscal Years, pursuant to the County Ecological Preserve Ordinance.

DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
The County Ecological Preserve Ordinance authorizes the collection of mitigation fees from new development to fund the acquisition and maintenance of rare plant habitat. The County has been working cooperatively with State and Federal agencies and others to protect the eight species of rare plants located in the Pine Hill (Cameron Park/Rescue) area of El Dorado County.

The County currently provides $25,000 in annual support to the BLM Pine Hill Preserve Manager (BLM Manager) through an expiring three year Cooperative Agreement, approved by the Board on July 21, 2015 (Item 20). The $25,000 to BLM (Legistar 15-0754) is specifically limited to the Pine Hill Preserve Manager position. The Preserve Manager works out of the Mother Lode Field Office in El Dorado Hills to manage the Preserve and coordinate management, monitoring, and research activities between the County, EID, US Fish and Wildlife (USFWS), California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), Bureau of Reclamation (BOR), and BLM. The BLM can only use the $25,000 for the Preserve Manager position and administrat...

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