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Program to Purchase 100K Acres Sierra Land Described

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avatar Program to Purchase 100K Acres Sierra Land Described
November 15, 2009 05:56PM
http://www.mercurynews.com/top-stories/ci_13655112

Prominent Silicon Valley couple aims to save 100,000 acres in the Sierra Nevada

TRUCKEE — In the 1860s, Congress created a huge checkerboard of land ownership across California's Sierra Nevada mountain range when it granted every other square mile to railroad barons along the route of the transcontinental railroad.
Now, nearly 150 years later, one of Silicon Valley's high-profile couples is working to buy back the squares for nature.....



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Re: Program to Purchase 100K Acres Sierra Land Described
November 15, 2009 07:15PM
This is good and fair. Thank you, guys.
avatar Re: Program to Purchase 100K Acres Sierra Land Described
November 27, 2009 07:18AM
I wonder if the following purchase is part of the Silicon Valley couples overall Sierra plan:

http://www.mercurynews.com/news/ci_13873983

Forest Service acquires scenic land in Sierra

TRUCKEE, Calif.—More than 1,200 scenic acres in the Sierra Nevada mountains around Truckee, including a spectacular waterfall, have been purchased by the U.S. Forest Service.

The property, described as valuable for recreation and wildlife, was obtained through four separate transactions totaling $3 million. ......



The cure for a fallacious argument is a better argument, not the suppression of ideas.
-- Carl Sagan
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