Coastal Conservancy Awards $6.2 Million to Projects in Assembly District 2

Friday, May 28, 2021

SACRAMENTO—Today, I received word from the California State Coastal Conservancy that it has approved funding for six projects in the 2nd Assembly District, totaling more than $6.2 million, including an allocation from Forest Health and Wildfire Resilience Program for the Wildfire Fuels Management and Defensible Space project at Fitch Mountain.

“These are very important and timely projects,” said Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Santa Rosa), who represents the 2nd Assembly District. “Every project is well deserved by its recipient organization and protects our amazing wildlife and recreational space.”

Here are the projects:

$269,318 to the Yurok Tribe for planning and to prepare designs and permit applications for instream salmonid habitat enhancement projects in the Elk Meadows Cabin reach of lower Prairie Creek, a tributary to Redwood Creek, in Humboldt County.

$413,000 to Save the Redwoods League to construct approximately 4.5 miles of new trails extending the coastal trail on the Shady Dell property near the Usal Beach area of the southern Lost Coast in Mendocino County, and adoption of findings under the California Environmental Quality Act.

$505,000 to the City of Healdsburg for its Fire Department to conduct wildfire fuel management, create defensible space and update the management plan for Fitch Mountain Park and Open Space Preserve in Sonoma County.

$2,000,000 to The Wildlands Conservancy to acquire approximately 7,480 acres of the Lone Pine Ranch property at the confluence of the Eel River main stem and North Fork Eel River in Trinity and Mendocino Counties for the purposes of preserving and restoring fish and wildlife habitat, public access and recreation, open space and natural resource protection.

$2,000,000 to the County of Humboldt to complete designs and permits and construct the Humboldt Bay Trail South, a new 4.25-mile stretch of the California Coastal Trail linking the Cities of Arcata and Eureka.

$940,000 to the Smith River Alliance, Inc. to acquire beach, dune, wetland, upland and forested parcels in the vicinity of the Pacific Shores subdivision, adjacent to Lake Earl, Del Norte County.

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