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File #: 21-1369    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 8/12/2021 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 8/31/2021 Final action: 8/31/2021
Title: Planning and Building Department, Long Range Planning, recommending the Board: 1) Find that the use of Ecological Preserve Endowment Funds for any specialized cleanup and/or maintenance work needed for the approximately 30 acres of County-owned land near Palmer Drive and Loma Drive (Carriage Hills property) is consistent with the El Dorado County General Plan, pursuant to Government Code Section 65402 and Chapter 130.71 (Ecological Preserve Fee) of the County Ordinance Code; and 2) Approve and authorize the Chair to sign the budget amendment for FY 2021-22 allocating clean-up costs from each department to the Ecological Preserve Endowment Fund budget. (4/5 vote required) FUNDING: Ecological Preserve Endowment Fund.
Attachments: 1. A - PHP Properties, 2. B - Budget Transfer, 3. Executed Budget Transfer TR2022020
Related files: 19-1617, 18-0562, 10-1206, 18-0941
Title
Planning and Building Department, Long Range Planning, recommending the Board:
1) Find that the use of Ecological Preserve Endowment Funds for any specialized cleanup and/or maintenance work needed for the approximately 30 acres of County-owned land near Palmer Drive and Loma Drive (Carriage Hills property) is consistent with the El Dorado County General Plan, pursuant to Government Code Section 65402 and Chapter 130.71 (Ecological Preserve Fee) of the County Ordinance Code; and
2) Approve and authorize the Chair to sign the budget amendment for FY 2021-22 allocating clean-up costs from each department to the Ecological Preserve Endowment Fund budget. (4/5 vote required)

FUNDING: Ecological Preserve Endowment Fund.
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
El Dorado County contains an approximately 25,700-acre area of soils derived primarily from gabbrodiorite parent material. The soil provides the primary habitat for a group of rare, special-status plants known collectively as the Pine Hill Plants. The Pine Hill Plants are adapted to natural wildfire disturbances, but anthropogenic disturbances threaten the long-term viability of chaparral habitat and the Pine Hill Plants it supports. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) manages the 4,934-acre Preserve for the benefit of the Pine Hill Plants and their habitat. BLM, the County, and eight other agencies/organizations are party to a cooperative management agreement for the Preserve.

On January 26, 2010, the Board of Supervisors approved the purchase of approximately 20.11 acres of land commonly known as the Carriage Hills Property, identified by Assessors Parcel Numbers (APNs) 070-261-077,-079,-080, and -081 (Legistar Item #10-1206). The property is located in Mitigation Area 1 on the rare plant preserve maps and adjacent to the existing Pine Hill Preserve, Cameron Park Unit. The purchase preserves these lands for potential use as mitigation for a number of County Department of Transportation projects that could poss...

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