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File #: 18-1197    Version:
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 7/27/2018 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 9/11/2018 Final action: 9/11/2018
Title: Community Development Services, Planning and Building Department, recommending the Board approve the use of $63,250 of Oak Woodland Conservation Funds to help acquire 1,018 acres of land for the protection and preservation of riparian and woodland habitat, that includes native fisheries and oak woodlands, and to provide for the potential future wildlife oriented public use opportunities on land fronting the Cosumnes River, to be owned and managed in the future by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. Assessor’s Parcel Numbers 091-030-12, 091-030-23, 091-030-24, 091-030-28, 091-030-29, 091-030-30, 091-030-33, 091-030-39, 091-030-40, 091-030-41, and 091-030-58 (El Dorado Ranch Phase 3) located in the southwest portion of the County approximately 6.5 miles south of El Dorado on the west side of Hwy 49 and approximately two miles north of the Cosumnes River. (Cont. 8/28/2018, Item 31) (Est. Time: 10 Min.) FUNDING: Funding will be from the Oak Woodland Conservation Fund.
Attachments: 1. 2A - GOV18-0003 Staff Memo 9-7-2018, 2. 2B - GOV18-0003 Staff Memo Exhibit 1 (Letter from Alan Erghot dated August 29, 2018) (1), 3. 2C - GOV18-0003 Staff Memo Exhibit 2 (Purchase and Sale Agreement; El Dorado Ranch-Phase 3), 4. 2D - GOV18-0003 Staff Memo Exhibit 3 (CalFire Letter in Support of the El Dorado Ranch), 5. 2E - GOV18-0003 Staff Memo Exhibit 5 (ARC_El Dorado Ranch Acquisition History), 6. 2F - GOV18-0003 Staff Memo Exhibit 6 (2017 Tax Roll and Parcel Information), 7. 2G - GOV18-0003 Staff Memo Exhibit 7 (Letter from Nielson dated September 6, 2018), 8. 2H - GOV18-0003 Staf Memo Exhibit 4 (ARC_Neilsen Grazing Lease El Dorado Ranch), 9. A - Staff Memo 07-23-18, 10. B - Staff Memo Exhibit 1 (CADGS Appraisal Review June 27, 2018), 11. C - Staff Memo Exhibit 2 (Purchase and Sale Agreement; El Dorado Ranch-Phase 1B), 12. D - Staff Memo Exhibit 3 (Location and Phase Map), 13. E - Staff Memo Exhibit 4 (Legal Description), 14. F - Staff Memo Exhibit 5 (Priority Conservation Areas Map – County Wide), 15. G - Staff Memo Exhibit 6 (Priority Conservation Areas Map – Project Site), 16. H - Staff Memo Exhibit 7 (General Plan Map), 17. I - Staff Memo Exhibit 8 (Zoning Map), 18. J - Staff Memo Exhibit 9 (Letter of Support-California Wildlife Foundation; March 22, 2017), 19. K - Staff Memo Exhibit 10 (Letter of Support-American River Conservancy; June 27, 2018), 20. L - Staff Memo Exhibit 11 (Photos of Site), 21. Public Comment Rcvd 9-11-18 BOS 9-11-18, 22. Public Comment Rcvd 9-10-18 BOS 9-11-18, 23. Public Comment Rcvd 9-7-18 BOS 9-11-18, 24. Public Comment Rcvd 8-28-18 BOS 8-2818, 25. Public Comment Rcvd 8-24-18 BOS 8-28-18, 26. Public Comment Rcvd 8-27-18
Related files: 14-1208
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Community Development Services, Planning and Building Department, recommending the Board approve the use of $63,250 of Oak Woodland Conservation Funds to help acquire 1,018 acres of land for the protection and preservation of riparian and woodland habitat, that includes native fisheries and oak woodlands, and to provide for the potential future wildlife oriented public use opportunities on land fronting the Cosumnes River, to be owned and managed in the future by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. Assessor’s Parcel Numbers 091-030-12, 091-030-23, 091-030-24, 091-030-28, 091-030-29, 091-030-30, 091-030-33, 091-030-39, 091-030-40, 091-030-41, and 091-030-58 (El Dorado Ranch Phase 3) located in the southwest portion of the County approximately 6.5 miles south of El Dorado on the west side of Hwy 49 and approximately two miles north of the Cosumnes River. (Cont. 8/28/2018, Item 31) (Est. Time: 10 Min.)

FUNDING: Funding will be from the Oak Woodland Conservation Fund.
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
On October 24, 2017, the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors adopted a General Plan Amendment that revised the biological resources policies and related objectives and implementation measures in the Conservation and Open Space Element of the General Plan. Specifically, this amendment made changes to the County’s Oak Resources Management Plan (ORMP) and the Oak Resources Conservation Ordinance which are more stringent than State law prescribes.

The ORMP requires mitigation for permitted oak tree removal under the ORMP including: on-site retention; replacement planting on-site and off-site; and in-lieu fees that will be used to acquire land and/or conservation easements to conserve oak woodlands, and to plant and maintain native oak trees.

The ORMP in-lieu fee for removal of oak woodlands is calculated based on total cost per acre which is currently set at $8,285. The in-lieu fee for removal of individual oak trees is calculated on a total cost p...

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