A Once-In-A-Lifetime Opportunity
The Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County is seeking the community’s help to purchase the Pismo Preserve for the public’s benefit. This 900-acre Pismo Preserve project is an exceptional opportunity to protect scenic open space and natural resources while significantly expanding outdoor recreational opportunities for underserved, local residents and for visitors to California’s Central Coast.
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The Pismo Preserve is located just northeast of the incorporated City of Pismo Beach, in San Luis Obispo County. The property is highly visible and easily accessible from scenic Highway 101 and Price Canyon Road. Please respect landowner’s privacy. This is private property with no trespassing.
At over 900 acres, the Pismo Preserve offers truly exceptional and diverse recreational opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts. Visitors will enjoy over 10 miles of existing ranch roads and trails that meander throughout the property offering ready-to-use routes ideal for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding. These trails traverse serene oak woodlands and coastal ridgelines with stunning panoramic vistas of the Pacific Ocean stretching from the Irish Hills to Point Sal.
Located just off California’s scenic Highway 101, existing access off Mattie Road provides an ideal location to establish visitor parking with ample room for horse trailers. Additionally, trails on the Pismo Preserve will provide connections to and from several major hiking and biking trails.
In addition to myriad recreational opportunities, the picturesque Pismo Preserve boasts a diverse array of plant communities. The western edge of the ranch is composed of rolling annual grasslands and coastal scrub. These communities give way to maritime chaparral along the southern slopes, while dense coast live oak woodlands cover the steep canyons and north facing hillsides. Majestic sycamore and willow riparian corridors wind through lowlands and a wide floodplain along Thousand Hills Road and Price Canyon.
Streams that flow through the preserve, including Pismo Creek, provide natural habitats that are vital for the protection of sensitive species. Federally threatened South-Central California Coast Steelhead, federally endangered California red-legged frog, and numerous species of concern including the southwestern pond turtle, have all been identified on the preserve.
The acquisition of Pismo Preserve will allow The Land Conservancy to protect and enhance these natural resources through conservation and restoration efforts which ensures refuge for sensitive species such as these, far into the future.
WHAT YOU CAN DO: DONATE, VOLUNTEER, SHARE
The proposed Pismo Preserve land acquisition project and other projects like this will permanently conserve the natural resources on the property and will significantly reduce current and future development thereby preserving the natural and rural character of the Central Coast. Connecting the community to disappearing places like this also provides exciting opportunities for education and interpretation.
But, we cannot do it alone. We need your help. This project is happening now, and we need to complete this project by August 1, 2014.
You can make a donation here or mail in your donation to us at LCSLO, PO Box 12206, San Luis Obispo, CA 93406.
DONATE TODAY SO WE CAN ENJOY PISMO PRESERVE IN THE FUTURE!
Write a letter of support to your local representative. Click here for a list of addresses.
Volunteer to distribute outreach materials, host an event in your home, or contribute your own expertise. Contact us with ways you want to help.
Send a letter to the editor of your local paper about why YOU support local land conservation.
Share the Pismo Preserve video via email and on Facebook VIDEO LINK
Create your own personalized fundraising page in two quick steps to rally donations from friends & family (great for birthdays, anniversaries, or special occasions in lieu of gifts!) FUNDRAISING PAGE
- Search for “Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County, and then choose from list.
- Click the orange “Start Fundraising” button and follow directions.
Help us make Pismo Preserve a reality that everyone can enjoy!