Environmental Group Donates California Scenic Coastal Expanse To Public

"SAN JOSE, Calif. — Cementing protection for one of the largest privately owned pieces of land on California's 1,100-mile coastline, a San Francisco environmental group on Monday donated to the public the Coast Dairies property - a pastoral expanse of rolling meadows, redwood forests and panoramic ocean views north of Santa Cruz.

'We are enormously pleased that generations from now it is going to look the way it does today,' said Will Rogers, president of the Trust for Public Land, which transferred the property to the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.

The 5,843-acre ranch eight miles north of Santa Cruz was the subject of years of battles, including even among environmental groups."

Paul Rogers reports for the San Jose Mercury NewsApril 14, 2014.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014