JMLT focuses on Almond Ranch property

MARTINEZ, Calif – John Muir Land Trust wants Almond Ranch, calling it the “missing” 281 acres that would connect several other open-space pieces of land the organization has preserved.

The trust began around a kitchen table in 1989, when some residents sought to prevent development of a 150-acre open space area called Stonehurst.

Once that was accomplished, the organization continued to acquire properties, from the West Hills Farm where John Muir and his two daughters once walked, to Mount Wanda which had been part of Muir’s landholdings, to the 247-acre Pacheco Marsh the Trust is restoring to a natural tidal marsh state.