Conservation Alerts

In October 2019, an appeal of the 245 Paula subdivision approval was denied by the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors. This cleared the way for the 245 Paula owners to begin to market and sell the two lots approved for subdivision. Any additional building on the 3 acres, the only grassland buffer zone between intense construction and attempted habitat destruction on that land, will negatively impact the protected conservation values of the Paula Lane open space property. PLAN put forward, with expert opinion support, that badgers will be displaced from their native habitat, permanently, from the additional building, human encroachment, and all that accompanies that.

PLAN has reached out to the 245 Paula owners via legal counsel to consider applying for a conservation easement over the 3 remaining acres, contiguous to the Paula Lane open space property. We have not received a response to the inquiry.

"Our challenge isn't so much to teach children about the natural world, but to find ways to nurture and sustain the instinctive connections they already carry."

— Terry Krautwurst