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The Wildlands Conservancy is California’s largest nonprofit nature preserve system. It protects and maintains more than 20 nature preserves in California and one in Central Oregon.

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BSLT, Esselen Tribe of Monterey County to Pursue Co-management of Basin Ranch


After its acquisition of the 5,105-acre Basin Ranch, the Big Sur Land Trust is in pre-planning stages for its first co-management agreement with the Esselen Tribe of Monterey County.
The acquisition creates a new nature preserve that will protect a critical wildlife corridor for a variety of vulnerable species.

Natural Resources Agency Launches Plan to Increase Outdoor Access in California


State and local leaders gathered in Los Angeles to celebrate a new plan that will increase access to the outdoors for all Californians, regardless of who they are or where they live.

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Pacific Grove City Council approves exploring a temporary solution to a skatepark.

A majority of the Pacific Grove City Council in April all but killed the idea of a permanent skatepark in the town with a 5-2 vote, bowing to pressure by residents who feared such a facility would bring noise and…

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Big Sur Land Trust acquires the 5,105-acre Basin Ranch.

Now that a landmark acquisition has been made official, the Big Sur Land Trust, in its 45 years of existence, has now put over 45,000 acres of land into conservation—an average of more than 1,000 acres per year.

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Sen. Caballero secures $1.4M in state funding for Greenfield, Soledad improvements

SALINAS VALLEY — Sen. Anna Caballero stopped by Greenfield and Soledad last Monday to present checks for $1 million and $400,000 in state funding, respectively, to the City of Greenfield for radio transmission and reception upgrades and to the Soledad-Mission …

Image caption: Conservation director Bryan Largay helps the Land Trust of Santa Cruz County choose its priorities.
A Conversation with California Conservationist Bryan Largay

The conservation director of Land Trust of Santa Cruz talks about the highlights of his work, and some of the issues he sees in maintaining California’s parks.

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After a pilot program, Salinas agrees to a one-year private security contract at Closter Park.

Going for a walk, spending a day in the grass and playing basketball are part of the routine for people who live near Closter Park, the most-visited park in Salinas.

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King City launches weekly community walk on Wednesdays

KING CITY — In conjunction with Blue Zones Project Monterey County, the City of King is launching a new weekly walk/bike/run event, which kicks off Wednesday evening and continues through October. The Blue Zones Project is a community well-being initiative …

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160 acres protected in Ventana Wilderness west of Salinas Valley

CENTRAL COAST — Located in California’s Central Coast, the 160-acre Church Creek property overlooks the wild, sharp-crested ridges and steep valleys of the interior coastal range. The private property is in the heart of the Ventana Wilderness, west of the …

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New Soledad park welcomes all to enjoy

SOLEDAD — A beautiful warm morning welcomed the South Monterey County community to the grand opening of Soledad’s Orchard Lane Park on Saturday. The 3.5-acre park was filled with excited children, happy parents and of course the Soledad City Council …

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Big Sur Land Trust seeks state funds for a 5,105-acre acquisition near Arroyo Seco.

It’s a scenic area in the rolling foothills of the Santa Lucia Mountains, one mile north of Carmel Valley Road near where it hits Arroyo Seco Road. There are grasslands, oak woodlands with at least six species of oak trees,…

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Soledad is getting ready to open the first inclusive park in South County.

After a year of construction, a new park with a goal of serving children of all abilities is getting ready to open in Soledad. That year followed four years of members of the community actively participating in meetings, surveys and…

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