The Pacific Forest Trust is seeking $1,000, 000 in Sierra Nevada Conservancy Proposition 84 funding to acquire a conservation easement on the 237-acre Meadow Ranch. All the funds from Sierra Nevada Conservancy will be used towards the purchase of the easement. The easement will protect the property as a working ranch, while conserving its significant water resources including Fletcher Creek Spring Channel and 168 acres of wet meadows which serve as rich wildlife habitat. The Meadow Ranch is located in a focal area that the Pacific Forest Trust has named the "Southwestern Cooridor of Working Forests."
This project qualifies as categorically exempt under Section 15317 in that it consists of the establishment of an agricultural preserve and the acceptance of easements in order to maintain the open space character of the area.