Fields near San Juan Bautista. Photo by Robert Eliason.


BL Special Report: What are agricultural easements, and do they preserve San Benito County’s rural character?

Mitigation measures ensure certain lands are cultivated in perpetuity.

Panoche Valley Preserve. Photo by Center for Natural Land Management (CNLM Staff)

Housing / Land Use

Panoche Valley Preserve Opens

Conservation land to mitigate for solar farm is now in operation.

A mid-winter view of Sparling Ranch. Photo by Steve Rottenborn.


Portion of Sparling Ranch is now conservation bank

Extreme patience and an eye for a potentially valuable product helped Michael Anderson complete a development and move mitigation requirements to a new, faster moving business model.

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Housing / Land Use

Gavilan College achieves milestone toward San Benito County development

Key milestone cleared in the process of developing an educational center in San Benito County, with the receipt of an “Incidental Take Permit”