Mar 03

Sempervirens fund Protects 2 Pescadero Properties from Developement

Sempervirens Fund protects two South Coast properties


Camp Butano Creek, a Girl Scouts property near Pescadero, will be permanently protected from development under an agreement announced this week by the Sempervirens Fund, which paid $2.86 million for conservation easements on the 142-acre parcel and nearby Skylark Ranch, a 270-acre property just west of Big Basin Redwoods State Park. The land contains more than 1,420 old-growth redwoods and serves as habitat for the marbled murrelet and steelhead trout, among other species. The Girl Scouts will continue to use the land for recreational activities.