Conservation group buys land in Northern California
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A conservation group has purchased more than 1,000 acres of rural Northern California land to protect the area from development.
The Sacramento Bee reports (http://bit.ly/1dXYhDW ) the American River Conservancy spent $4.8 million to buy a 1,059-acre property along the Cosumnes River.
The purchase protects another one-and-a-half miles of canyon land from residential development on two major forks of the river in El Dorado and Amador counties.
Over the past ten years the conservancy has bought up 12 properties fronting the upper Cosumnes, protecting habitat for native fish, mammals and birds.
The latest parcel was bought from developer Angelo K. Tsakopoulos, who had owned it since 2005.
Information from: The Sacramento Bee, http://www.sacbee.com