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County Board of Supervisors Approve Land Deal


Last updated 6/18/2015 at 11:06am

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors have decided to purchase 175 acres of land in order to connect two separate portions of the Santa Ysabel Preserve. When the $1.4 million deal is settled, the strategic piece of land (west of 79 and north of intersection of 79 and 78) will enlarge the preserve to 5,881 acres and also expand the Coast to Crest Trail. The Supervisors voted unanimously in support of the purchase on June 10. Supervisor Dianne Jacob called the land a significant asset for East County because of its “very high quality habitats.” The preserve was created in 2001 by the County’s Department of Parks and Recreation to protect habitat for animals, including deer and mountain lions. The preserve has increased incrementally over the years and offers 13 miles of trails. The preserve is free of charge and open for day use only.

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