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Sonoma Land Trust

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

Since 1976, Sonoma Land Trust has protected more than17,000 acres of beautiful, productive andenvironmentally significant land in and around SonomaCounty. Funded largely by membership contributions,the Land Trust develops land protection strategies,promotes funding for land conservation, acquires landand conservation easements, and promotes a sense ofplace and a land ethic through activities, educationand outreach.

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Guaranteed Returns

July 01, 2007 by John Hart

Sure, it can be frustrating to see that land purchased for a park is still closed to the public. But buying open space is only the first step in creating a new park. After that come the land-use plans and the search for funds to pay for facilities and staff. Here we take a look at what it will take for the East Bay Regional Park District to transform the 15,000 acres in its land bank into parks.

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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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Book Review: Exploring Point Reyes National Seashore and Golden Gate National Recreation Area

October 01, 2003 by Christine Sculati

by Tracy Salcedo-Chourré, Globe Pequot Press, 2003, 318 pages, $16.95 (www.falcon.com).   This new book covers two of the Bay Area’s ...

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