Funding for this Project will be used to acquire, reunite, and protect the two properties comprising the former Ocean Song Farm and Wilderness on Coleman Valley Road in western Sonoma County. These parcels – the Myers and Beath properties - total approximately 794 acres and include Finley and Coleman Valley Creeks, important subwatersheds to Salmon Creek and identified as a Core Area for Restoration and Protection under the Central California Coast Coho Salmon Recovery Plan.
Project objectives are: 1. Purchase the 373-acre Myers property (LandPaths acquired the Beath property in October 2019) and eliminate the threat of conversion to agricultural uses such as vineyards and cannabis. 2. Improve stewardship of the Myers and Beath properties’ habitat, water, and ecosystem services. The monitoring and long-term management plans proposed for development under this grant will guide LandPaths' management activities to sustain and enhance the resources and ecosystem services, and offer managed public access.
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Project Benefits a Disadvantaged Community (or SDAC):