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Bodega Land Trust

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

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Big Plans for Wild Lands

April 01, 2011 by Glen Martin

When it comes to the challenge of preserving biodiversity in the face of climate change, population growth, and other pressures, you have to think big. A new regional plan does just that with a proposal for a comprehensive Conservation Lands Network whose implementation would help ensure the preservation of diverse habitats essential for the survival of healthy populations of native species.

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MALT’s Dolcini Ranch Purchase

October 01, 2008 by Aleta George

In West Marin, the Marin Agricultural Land Trust (MALT) has purchased an agricultural conservation easement on the 585-acre Dolcini Ranch, ...

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Conservation Easements Around the State

January 01, 2006 by Darla Guenzler

California leads the nation in the number of land trusts, with over 150. Similar to their Bay Area counterparts, land ...

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Livermore Valley

January 01, 2006 by John Hart

Along Tesla Avenue at the south edge of Livermore, rows of grapevines angle from the roadside, showing a trace of ...

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People and Easements

January 01, 2006 by John Hart

From a modern house on a knoll in the Nicasio Valley, Randy Lafranchi, fifth-generation Marin County dairyman and second-generation easement ...

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Private Land, Public Good

January 01, 2006 by John Hart

How do you preserve significant parcels of open space in an era of rising land prices and shrinking public budgets? In the 1990s, more Bay Area land was protected using conservation easements, where the owner can stay on the land but gives up development rights, than by outright purchase. Though not without their critics, easements are reshaping the way we go about saving our local landscapes.

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San Mateo Coast

January 01, 2006 by John Hart

South of San Francisco, the Peninsula displays a kind of natural zoning-by-topography. On the east side, along the Bay, is ...

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Sonoma County

January 01, 2006 by John Hart

Like San Mateo County, Sonoma County has both a private nonprofit land trust and a government body working to protect ...

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West Marin

January 01, 2006 by John Hart

Driving out to the coast among the seemingly endless ranks of Marin County hills, studded with rock outcrops and spotted ...

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