Nature Conservancy Receives $165M to Preserve Coastal California

The Nature Conservancy purchased eight miles of coastal habitat in Santa Barbara County in California with a $165 million gift from the founders of the mapping software Esri. The donation, the largest in The Nature Conservancy’s history, will allow the organization to protect 24,000 acres of the Cojo/Jalama Ranch at Point Conception in Santa Barbara County, which is home to two cattle ranches and 39 species of threatened or special status species. It will be named the Jack and Laura Dangermond Preserve after the donors.

Read more at The Nature Conservancy.


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