January 10, 1947
Caspar Lumber Company
San Francisco, California
Attention: Mr. C.J. Wood, President
Pursuant to the authority vested in me and with the approval of the state Forest Purchase Committee, as evidenced by a certified copy of its resolution attached hereto, I hereby accept on behalf of the State of California your offer of November 1, 1946, to sell to the State your timber and timber land holdings, rights of way, improvements and personal property located in and upon your lands situated in the County of Mendocino, State of California.
Said offer is accepted on the terms and conditions and subject to the reservations contained therein.
It is contemplated that the Caspar Lumber Company and the State will within a reasonable time hereafter enter into a formal contract of purchase and sale containing the terms and conditions of sale as set forth in your said offer and such other terms and conditions only as are mutually agreeable and acceptable to the parties.
Yours very truly,
Warren T. Hannum
Director, Department Natural Resources.
RESOLUTION OF STATE FOREST PURCHASE COMMITTEE
WHEREAS: under the provisions of Article 6, Chapter 2, Division 4, of the Public Resources Code, added to said code by Chapter 317, Statutes of 1945, provision is made for the purchase by the Director of the Department of Natural Resources, on behalf of the State, of State Forests, upon the approval of the purchase by the State Forest Purchase Committee after proceedings had as in said statute set forth; and
WHEREAS: the Caspar Lumber Company, a California corporation, has offered to sell to the State of California, Department of Natural Resources, Division of Forestry, under date of November 1, 1946, the major portion of their timber and timber land holdings, together with certain rights of way, improvements and certain personal property, all located in and upon land situated in the County of Mendocino, State of California, a copy of which said offer is attached hereto and made a part hereof and by reference incorporated herein; and
WHEREAS: unless said offer is accepted on or before January 31, 1947, it will, by its own terms, automatically expire; and
WHEREAS: summarized, under said offer the State will acquire 46,878.08 acres of land with an estimated 236,132 M bd. feet of second growth timber and an estimated 348,511 M bd. feet of virgin timber, together with fixed improvements and buildings at Caspar Camp No. 20, all for a total consideration of $1,499,017.00; and
WHEREAS: the State Board of Forestry, by resolution duly adopted at a regular meeting in Sacramento, California, on the fifth day of December, 1946, has found that the 46,878.08 acres, more or (...missing from manuscript...) camp facilities thereon offered for sale to the State by said company is suitable and desirable for State Forest purposes and has requested the State Forest Purchase Committee to approve the purchase of the said tract in accordance with the said offer of the Caspar Lumber Company; and
WHEREAS: said resolution of the State Board of Forestry, by its direction, has been presented to the State Forest Purchase Committee, together with a detailed formal offer from the Caspar Lumber Company and report thereon from the State Forester containing three appraisals and two maps of the land and timber offered; and
WHEREAS: the Board of Supervisors of the County of Mendocino has caused to be presented to this Committee a copy of a resolution duly adopted at its meeting held at the City of Ukiah on the first day of November, 1946, recommending the acquisition by the State for a State Forest of said land, timber, and camp facilities as offered by the Caspar Lumber Company; and
WHEREAS: on the basis of said resolutions and the evidence and recommendations presented therewith, and its own investigations, the Committee is familiar with said property and the offer for the sale thereof;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the State Forest Purchase Committee does hereby find that satisfactory evidence has been presented to it by the State Board of Forestry to show that this property meats all requirements for State Forests set forth in Chapter 317, Statutes of 1945, the lands being suited primarily to timber growing and having growing capacities not below the average for the timber region in which they are situated, and favorably situated for multiple use and for economical administration, management, demonstration and utilization; and be it
FURTHER RESOLVED, that the State Forest Purchase Committee officially approves the purchase, for State Forest purposes, of the property offered by the Caspar Lumber Company; and be it
FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Director or Natural Resources in hereby authorized and Instructed to negotiate for and consummate the purchase of the lands, timber and facilities offered by the Caspar Lumber Company in accordance with the terms, conditions and reservations contained in said offer.
CERTIFICATE OF SECRETARY
I, the undersigned, the Secretary of the State Forest Purchase Committee, hereby certify that the foregoing resolution was moved by member W.S. Rosecrans, seconded by Member Warren T. Hannum at a regular meeting of the State Forest Purchase Committee held at Sacramento, California, January 9, 1947, and adopted by said Committee by unanimous vote. Members present and voting were: The Honorable Earl Warren, Governor of California, James S. Dean, Director of Finance, Warren T. Hannum, Director of Natural Resources, and W.S. Rosecrans, Chairman, State Board of Forestry.
DeWitt Nelson, Secretary
State Forest Purchase Committee