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Supervisors Advance Land Proposal for Ramona Grasslands Preserve

A boulder in the meadows of Ramona
A boulder in the meadows of Ramona. Photo courtesy of San Diego County via Flickr

The County of San Diego Supervisory Board voted unanimously on Wednesday to take a first step towards buying 228 acres for the Ramona Grasslands Shelter.

Voting as part of the consensus agenda at Wednesday’s meeting – which focuses on land use and the environment – the board also scheduled a June 15 hearing for the proposal.

If supervisors vote yes next month, the county will spend $ 640,000 to buy the land from the Revocable Trust of Donald J. Metzler and Diane W. Metzler.

In the Santa Maria Valley, the existing 3,600-acre Ramona Sanctuary is popular with cyclists, hikers, riders and wildlife enthusiasts.

It has a Diegan coastal sage shrub and riparian habitat, and also hosts three sensitive species: the arroyo toad, the California coastal mosquito, and Stephen’s kangaroo rat.

According to information about the county agenda, the acquisition of the property will “further protect the biodiversity of the area and will support the implementation of the Prefecture Climate Action Plan 2018 and efforts to improve water quality.”

Last September, supervisors approved the slavery of 220.5 acres of outdoor space in Ramona. According to a representative of the San Diego chapter of the Endangered Habitats Association, this decision also benefited the Grasslands Preserve.

The City News Service contributed to this article.

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