- West Coast Trail
- Wild Cherry Canyon
- San Luis Obispo County, California
- 2,400 acres
- In Progress
Wild Cherry Canyon
Conserving a Coastal Jewel
Located in the Irish Hills, one of central California's most pristine and outstanding natural resource areas, the 2,400-acre Wild Cherry Canyon property is a rare undeveloped coastal gem with sweeping ocean views, diverse habitat, and rich riparian resources.
The property has been a high priority conservation target in the state for many years and includes portions of four watersheds and habitat for numerous at-risk plant and animal species, including the threatened California red-legged frog.
ALC is working to protect this unique coastal treasure, which will be conveyed to the state to be added to nearby Montaña de Oro State Park. That in turn will enable the acquisition of the adjacent 1,500-acre Hibberd Preserve, resulting in a 65% overall increase in the park, making it one of the largest in California. This project will also add up to 20 miles to the California Coastal Trail and open up the first and only coastal trail in the region -- connecting Avila Beach to Montaña de Oro.
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