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Stewardship Council To Discuss Kennedy Meadows Property

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Sonora, Ca — The public has an opportunity to give input Thursday afternoon on who should own the land that currently houses the Kennedy Meadows Resort.

PG&E has long owned the property on which the resort sits, but due to a bankruptcy agreement, the Pacific Forest and Watershed Lands Stewardship Council has the task of finding a government entity or organization that would like to be responsible for the 244 acre parcel.

?We have been going through the process of soliciting parties that are interested in becoming owners of land or holding easements,? says Ric Notini, Director of the Stewardship Council´s Land Conservation Program. ?Approximately 14 entities have registered interest, including the Resource Conservation District, the County, non-profits, the U.S. Forest Service, and others.?

It is a decision that will be watched closely by Kennedy Meadows and its supporters. ?I think it is important that people let the group know that they´re really interested in the process, and they want Kennedy Meadows to stay the way it is and has been for all these years,? says Kennedy Meadows owner Matt Bloom. ?The best way to do that is to try and keep it in some sort of local control.?

The Stewardship Council´s public meeting will be held from 3-6pm Thursday at the Sonora Opera Hall.

Written by BJ Hansen