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County Adds 571 Acres to Hellhole Canyon Preserve With A Little Help From Friends
The County of San Diego will spend $4 million on two parcels of land totaling 571 acres east of its Hellhole Canyon Preserve in Valley Center.
The Board of Supervisors Wednesday approved the open space purchases which will provide a buffer for sensitive species habitats in the preserve.
“These are two open space acquisitions that total almost 600 acres and will add to the Hellhole Canyon Preserve,” said new supervisor Jim Desmond. “It’s a popular destination known to have deer, wildlife and beautiful vistas.”
The board unanimously approved the acquisition 4-0, with Supervisor Greg Cox absent.
It’s the smaller of the two properties at 251 acres that is the most costly — $3 million — because it contains utility easements, which make it more valuable to a developer. The property is located east of Sierra Verde Road and southeast of the 2,028-acre Hellhole Canyon Preserve.
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