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Sunday, June 28, 2009

Hawk Habitat in east San Diego expands to 4400 acres...

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Saving the Grasslands of San Diego County Piece by Piece




An endangered species, the humble seed-eating Stephen's kangaroo rat, saved the Ramona Grasslands from total devastation.

Today, at least 4440 acres have been saved as hawk habitat at the Grasslands by the government and the Wildlife Research Institute and their partners.

http://www.wildlife-research.org


To read a history of purchases at the preserve: http://www.wildlife-research.org/wildlifenewsvol7.pdf

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http://www.nature.org/wherewework/northamerica/states/california/press/ramona091908.html

San Diego County, CA — September 19, 2008 — The County of San Diego Department of Parks and Recreation has partnered with The Nature Conservancy, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the state to add more than 3,000 acres of high-quality habitat to the Ramona Grasslands Preserve. The acquisition increases the County’s ownership within the preserve to 3,470 acres, more than seven times its current size. The new acreage includes the areas of Gildred Ranch, Davis-Eagle Ranch and Oak Country, and was purchased with county, federal and state grant funds for $30.4 million....


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