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From 2018-2022:


The Land Trust’ of Santa Cruz's commitment to protecting farmland goes back to 2007, when we protected 500 acres owned then by the Borina Foundation. Since then, the Land Trust has protected 2,500 acres of farmland, including the 500-acre Watsonville Slough Farm.


Apr 16, 2021 @landtrustscc
GARRETT RANCH: The Land Trust of Santa Cruz County teamed up with The Conservation Fund to purchase the 180 acre Garrett Ranch and then resell it with a conservation easement that protects it forever.
The Conservation Fund is offering this property for $11,000,000 or the current appraised value (whichever is greater) with an option to purchase a conservation easement (valued @ approximately $900,000) over the property restricting non-agricultural activities from the buyer.


Jan 7, 2021 @savetheredwoods
CASCADE CREEK: We're really happy that Cascade Creek is protected.
On Dec. 9, the league officially announced the purchase of the property’s 564 acres, located between Big Basin Redwoods and Año Nuevo state parks, for $9.6 million. It bought the property from the Holmes family

Jan 30, 2020 @pfimrite
500 acres Big grove of old-growth Santa Cruz redwoods saved by
creating a continuous corridor of redwoods from the mountains to the sea.
cascade creek, $9.6 million


sep 10, 2020 @landtrustscc
2800 ACRE ROCKS RANCH: Have you heard the news? We are one step closer to protecting Rocks Ranch and building a second wildlife crossing under Highway 101!


Jun 27, 2019
@OpenSpaceSCC 242 acre Martinez property purchase for $500,000
Our newest land purchase completes a tapestry of connected open space in the Santa Cruz Mountains, with opportunities for new trail connections, beautiful views, and management of an important firebreak.
will link the Authority’s Rancho Cañada del Oro Open Space Preserve to its Mount Chual Preserve while expanding existing east-west connections to Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District’s (Midpen) Sierra Azul Open Space Preserve.


Jan 4, 2019
Acquisition of 159 acres in Santa Cruz Mountains creates important link to preserving open space


Nov 29, 2018 @landtrustscc
Exciting news - another property protected! Thanks to a very generous landowner, we are now adding property #50 to our list of protected lands in Santa Cruz County. Read all about this 40-acre redwood property in our latest Story of the Week! Link in bio… LINK BROKEN



Sep 28, 2021 @landtrustscc
includes MAP
The Trust for Public Land paid $4.4 million to purchase the Nyland Property, a 540-acre expanse of oak-studded grasslands, wetlands and seasonal streams owned for nearly 80 years by the family of former San Benito County Sheriff Harvey Nyland.



Aug 14, 2020 @EmilyBeach650, Jul 27, 2020 @PaulRogersSJMN
Big Sur tribe regains land 350 years after being removed: $4.5 million purchase of Adler ranch provides Esselen Tribe of Monterey County 1,199 acres along Little Sur River



800 acres, "Six separate parcels, known as the Trout Creek properties, were acquired from private sellers by the Wilderness Land Trust earlier this year. The properties are generally located in the Arroyo Grande and San Luis Obispo area." @wildernesslandtrust...


Dec 17, 2018 @rexfrankel
state contribs $1 mil to save Toro creek beach between Morro Bay and Cayucos from Chevron. Total price was $5 million
Trust for Public Land @tpl_org
The 283 acre project at Toro Creek beach in San Luis Obispo not only protects the watershed for residents, it also increases access for people to its picturesque grassy coastline.
buys 258 acres for $3.75m

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