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Stenner Springs Property Acquisition

For The Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County

In 2007, the Hind Foundation granted $30,000 to The Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County to purchase the 315-acre Stenner Springs Property (formally owned by Union Pacific Railroad) located north of the City of San Luis Obispo on the West Cuesta Grade between Camp San Luis Obispo, Los Padres National Forest, and Cal Poly. The Land Conservancy purchased the property outright, and after six months donated the land to the City of San Luis Obispo while retaining a conservation easement on the deed to the property.

Noteworthy Outcomes
•    Greenbelt Conservation

The purchase of this 315 acres contributed to more than 700 acres of important landscapes as part of the visionary City of San Luis Obispo’s Greenbelt Protection Program.

•    Collaborative Effort
The Land Conservancy of SLO County and the City of SLO worked together rather than competing to raise the needed funds that would acquire and protect properties that contain the headwaters of Stenner and Chorro Creeks and stunning oak woodland.

 


Area of Funding: Land Conservation
Type of Funding: Standard Grant
Amount Funded: $30,000
Year Funded: 2007
Year Completed: 2000

About the Organization
The Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County
547 Marsh Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
(805) 544-9096
http://www.lcslo.org

The Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County works cooperatively with both landowners and government agencies to find positive, mutually beneficial solutions. Our organization has permanently protected over 12,300 acres of land in San Luis Obispo County.