The allocation of a grant to The Nature Conservancy (TNC) for a cooperative project with the Department of Parks and Recreation to acquire a conservation easement over 1,172± acres to protect rangeland, grazing land and grasslands located in the Irish Hills in San Luis Obispo County. The subject property a privately-owned ranch located in the Irish Hills, six miles east of the City of San Luis Obispo. Topography ranges from gently rolling grasslands to steep slopes and canyons. The property contains a mix of annual grassland, native perennial grassland, coastal scrub, riparian woodland, coastal live oak savanna and coastal live oak woodland.
The Nature Conservancy
The purposes of the project are to protect livestock grazing, together with wildlife, water quality, watershed and open space benefits which emanate from livestock grazing. The property also provides habitat corridor benefits.
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San Luis Obispo