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Friday, February 29, 2008

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Several Key Wildlife Area Tracts are Saved in Monterey and Big Sur areas


The Big Sur Land Trust and The Nature Conservancy Collaborate on Key Conservation Easement

Carmel, CA. — The Big Sur Land Trust and The Nature Conservancy have completed the purchase of a conservation easement on the Violini Ranch, a 4,000 acre property in the Carmel River watershed that supports some of Monterey County’s most threatened wildlife habitats, including oak woodlands, seasonal wetlands and native grasslands. Read full story. (posted 01/14/2008)

A Big Sur State of Mind

CALIFORNIA: Glen Deven Ranch, an 860-acre mixed use property above Highway 1 in the hills of Big Sur, is a striking example of the beauty, simplicity and raw power of the area. More (posted 9/5/07)

Horse Pasture Preserved

Monterey Peninsula Herald Article Photos of the Horse Pasture Wilderness Land Trust

3-17-07 posted on cuke.com,

http://www.cuke.com/sangha_news/horse%20pasture%20preserved.html

A message from Nicole Nedeff, Vice President
The Wilderness Land Trust

HISTORIC HORSE PASTURE PROTECTED FOR WILDERNESS

A note from DC - Robert and Anna Beck sold Tassajara Hot Springs to the SF Zen Center in December of 1966. It was one of three private 160 acre in-holdings in the Los Padres National Forrest that they owned. The SFZC bought the second one, the Pines, a while back - maybe the seventies. I'm not sure what its status is now - either owned by the SFZC or land-trusted I bet. The fate of the third piece, the Horse Pasture, has been unsure until now. I was happy to have had the role of introducing Bettina Ring of the Wilderness Land Trust to Robert and Adam. It's so great to have the Horse Pasture preserved au natural like this. The first fundraising we did in 1966 was to buy it, not Tassajara, which became available at the last moment. The Horse Pasture is used extensively by the students and guests at Tassajara for hiking, picnics, and sometimes ceremonies. Clay and I walked it not long ago. Robert and Anna's daughter Katie's ashes are there. Later this year, Robert's ashes will join hers. All the Becks are truly benefactors of the SFZC, of Buddhism, of the Monterey area, and of all beings.

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