New Nature Preserve in Rancho Santa Fe!

new nature preserve in rancho santa feMost residents of Rancho Santa Fe (and San Diego as a whole!) live here because they like being close to civilization – shopping, entertainment, and culture – while at the same time being close to nature and the recreational opportunities of the outdoors.  So, Rancho Santa Fe residents, we have great news for you!  The county Board of Supervisors just unanimously approved a motion to add 31.15 acres of land to the Lusardi Creek Nature Preserve (at the back end of Rancho Santa Fe’s Crosby Estates, near Santaluz).

 

This acreage will include areas of southern maritime chapparal and coastal sage scrub ecosystems, habitats that make San Diego one of the most biologically unique areas on the planet.  This addition to the preserve will also provide a crucial refuge for the California gnatcatcher.  A small songbird that calls San Diego home year-round, the California gnatcatcher is on the federal endangered species list due to the fact that its habitat is coveted for housing development.

 

Even more good news for North County San Diego residents: this acquisition will allow additional hiking trails to be created in the Preserve. These new trails are planned to  connect to the San Dieguito River Park trail system, which will eventually form part of a trail system stretching from Del Mar to Julian!

 

If you’d like more information about hiking or walking near Rancho Santa Fe, or just about North County San Diego life in general, feel free to give Katie a call, and check out her Rancho Santa Fe Real Estate website!

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