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240-acre open space transfer to connect Santa Cruz forests to the coast - Story | KTVU

https://www.sfgate.com/news/bayarea...ce-Transfer-Will-Connect-Forests-13896668.php

https://padailypost.com/2019/05/27/...inal-link-in-trail-to-coast/mid-pen-purchase/

https://americandigest.news/midpen-about-to-acquire-final-link-of-trail-to-coast/

"The transfer of 240 acres south of Half Moon Bay next month will be the final link in a vision to connect Santa Cruz Mountain forests to the coast, conservationists said this week.

The property, encompassing steep hillsides and grassy ridgeline, will transfer in June from the Giustis, a coastside farming family, to the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District.

The transfer will connect protected open space and agricultural land from the Purisima Creek Redwoods Preserve to the Pacific Ocean, the district announced this week. "

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Someday digest and explain what it means pls. :)
 

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What do we know about this?

Will they allow biking?

240-acre open space transfer to connect Santa Cruz forests to the coast - Story | KTVU

https://www.sfgate.com/news/bayarea...ce-Transfer-Will-Connect-Forests-13896668.php

https://padailypost.com/2019/05/27/...inal-link-in-trail-to-coast/mid-pen-purchase/

https://americandigest.news/midpen-about-to-acquire-final-link-of-trail-to-coast/

"The transfer of 240 acres south of Half Moon Bay next month will be the final link in a vision to connect Santa Cruz Mountain forests to the coast, conservationists said this week.

The property, encompassing steep hillsides and grassy ridgeline, will transfer in June from the Giustis, a coastside farming family, to the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District.

The transfer will connect protected open space and agricultural land from the Purisima Creek Redwoods Preserve to the Pacific Ocean, the district announced this week. "

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Someday digest and explain what it means pls. :)
I will ask around at Alice's. I'm sure someone knows the inside scoop.
 

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Given that the land is going to be managed by the MROSD, it's almost certain that they'll delay as long as possible before allowing bikes to access this land. Ever since they acquired the PITS property (aka. Skeggs, which became El Corte de Madera Creek OSP) in the 1990s - and allowed bikes there almost immediately - they've been determined not to repeat what they see as a 'mistake' on their part. Ever since then any new property that they acquired has been locked away (except sometimes to hikers and equestrians) until after a lengthy review process (and perhaps the building of new, sanitized trails).
 

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Agreed, maybe 30 years from now we will know what plans they have for the property.
Just look at the Bear Creek Preserve over 20 years in and they plan to open up existing roads. hooray.
 

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Given that the land is going to be managed by the MROSD, it's almost certain that they'll delay as long as possible before allowing bikes to access this land. Ever since they acquired the PITS property (aka. Skeggs, which became El Corte de Madera Creek OSP) in the 1990s - and allowed bikes there almost immediately - they've been determined not to repeat what they see as a 'mistake' on their part. Ever since then any new property that they acquired has been locked away (except sometimes to hikers and equestrians) until after a lengthy review process (and perhaps the building of new, sanitized trails).
Was out at Skeggs last month after a three year absence.

Having ridden there the last 20 years, I was very sad. The sanitization of that great natural resource is depressing.
 

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Given that the land is going to be managed by the MROSD, it's almost certain that they'll delay as long as possible before allowing bikes to access this land. Ever since they acquired the PITS property (aka. Skeggs, which became El Corte de Madera Creek OSP) in the 1990s - and allowed bikes there almost immediately - they've been determined not to repeat what they see as a 'mistake' on their part. Ever since then any new property that they acquired has been locked away (except sometimes to hikers and equestrians) until after a lengthy review process (and perhaps the building of new, sanitized trails).
Minorly related and in the hopes of boosting some good vibes:
I was very pleased yesterday when I rode Kennedy to see that MROSD features a big mountain biker on the cover of their Sierra Azul trail map. No hiker, no equestrian.

Made the climb up a little easier. Last sections still kicked my butt though.
 
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