Kirkwood Ski Resort
In 2007 Kirkwood Ski Resort approached us because they were interested in protecting the Kirkwood Meadow through a conservation easement with a local organization. Negotiations continue with Kirkwood, and MLLT is in the process of working on the terms of the easement and what our roles and responsibilities will be.
By-pass Mitigation Project
MLLT has been instrumental in assisting local and state governments, and local businesses in finding conservation solutions to various land use issues. For the past several years, MLLT has worked with CalTrans and the City of Sutter Creek to mitigate habitat lost to the Hwy. 49 by-pass. MLLT is also working with local regulators and developers to ensure that habitat loss to housing developments is appropriately mitigated.
Mokelumne River Watershed PG&E Lands, Amador County
This past year MLLT has worked with the Stewardship Council on plans to help PG&E divest itself of over 140,000 acres of land. Currently MLLT is working with the county of Tuolumne and the Tuolumne County Resource Conservation District to help protect the Kennedy Meadows Pack Station in eastern Tuolumne County. Locally there are over 7,000 acres up for donation in the Mokelumne River Watershed. MLLT hopes to begin working with other local groups to help protect these lands in the late spring/summer of 2009.
For more information on the Stewardship Council and the lands available for donation, visit www.stewardshipcouncil.org.
Resource Mapping Project
In 2008 MLLT applied for a grant through the Sierra Nevada Conservancy to map important natural resources within Amador and Calaveras Counties. We have completed mapping of threatened and endangered species, blue oak woodlands, river corridors, and large parcels in proximity to these resources. Currently we are seeking input from the community on other important resources and/or areas that require protection. If you would like additional information on this project or would like to provide input or hold a meeting in your community, please contact us.
Resource Mapping Project Summary
Map of MLLT Holdings
Composite Map of Parameters