The project is the fee title acquisition of approximately 425 acres of land adjacent to the existing Mariposa Public Utility District - (MPUD) owned Stockton Creek dam and reservoir. The MPUD is requesting 1,000,000 in funding from the Sierra Nevada Conservancy's Grant Program for the acquisition. The primary purpose of the acquisition is to accomplish as much watershed protection as possible. The water from the Stockton Creek Watershed flows directly into the Stockton Creek Reservoir, which is Mariposa's primary public water source. The proposal also includes the acquisition of a public access easement overlying an existing water line easement.
The establishment of agricultural preserves, the making and renewing of open space contracts under the Williamson Act, or the acceptance of easements or fee interests in order to maintain the open space character of the area. The transfers of ownership ofinterests in land in order to preserve open space, habitat, or historical resources.