More than 3,200 acres of Eagle Ranch near Atascadero will be permanently protected under an agreement between the property owners and the Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County. The northern portion of the property is still planned for development, including up to 500 homes.
A conservation easement will preserve 3,255 acres of rolling hills, oak woodlands and cascading waterfalls at Eagle Ranch, located west of Highway 101 and south of Atascadero. Here's a drone's-eye view of the property.
A Santa Clara court has tentatively denied a lawsuit from several South County cities claiming water providers in Nipomo are not complying with an almost decade-old stipulation and judgment to restrict groundwater pumping in the Santa Maria groundwater basin, though final judgment is still pending a hearing in May.
San Luis Obispo photographer Brittany App is raising money to make her photo project on the California drought a feature-length film, a story she hopes will “be about solutions” such as ending water subsidies and preventing companies from bottling and selling water from public waterways.
You can save rain to use later to recharge soil moisture, cut down on outside water use and create lasting savings on irrigation. Which of the methods you use depends on space and how much money you want to spend on the project. Here are some tips to harvest the rain for your yard.
Greg Bettencourt of Central Coast Concerned Mountain Bikers gives a behind-the-scenes look at the trail system for the 900-acre Pismo Preserve in Pismo Beach. The preserve will open to the public in fall 2016.
Pismo Beach City Councilman Erik Howell, who sits on the California Coastal Commission, said Thursday that a lack of communication and needless delays on projects in the coastal zone were reasons that he voted Wednesday to dismiss the panel’s executive director, Charles Lester.
Hundreds of people turned out to show support for Charles Lester, executive director of the California Coastal Commission, at a hearing held Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, at the Morro Bay Community Center.