Land Conservancy

Angel Russell

After closing once again in December due to concerns about visitors not following COVID-19 public health guidelines, SLO County's Pismo Preserve is now reopened, but with limited hours.

Kaila Dettman

Nearly two years ago, The Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County solidified a deal to take ownership of 900 acres of property, in its effort to create what’s now known as The Pismo Preserve. 

The Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County

Last week, The Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County announced the largest land easement in the organization’s history. 

The Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County

A large Central Coast ranch is now protected from development, thanks to a donation by a local family. 

Kaila Dettman

Last year the Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo took ownership of the 900-acre parcel of land now known as the Pismo Preserve and this year they hope to open it to the public. 

The organization raised more than $12 million last year to buy the land and make improvements, plus it finalized all the paperwork to switch it over to public use. Executive Director, Kaila Dettman says the Pismo Preserve is the beginning of a larger, county-wide effort, the Heart and Soil campaign.

SLO Land Conservancy

The 900-acre parcel of land comprising the hills overlooking Pismo Beach officially became known as the Pismo Preserve Tuesday morning.

The Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County says it closed escrow and took ownership of the property at 10:00 a.m.

The organization raised $12.3 million this year to buy the land and make improvements, plus it finalized all the paperwork to switch it over to public use.

Kaila Dettman - The Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County

UPDATE: August 28, 2014 at 6:12 p.m.  

It's now official, funds to buy 900 acres of land above Pismo Beach to form a public space area known at the Pismo Preserve have been secured, according to The Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County.

The organization says it got word from the State of California on Thursday that an expected donation of $4 million came through.

The Conservancy's Kaila Dettman told KCBX Thursday afternoon that escrow proceedings have begun on the property. The process could be complete in early-to-mid September.

Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County

The push to create an open space park above the Pismo Beach area just got a large contribution toward the effort's overall $12-million dollar fundraising goal.

The trust of the late Harold Miossi is giving $100,000 to The Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County's Pismo Preserve conservation effort.

Miossi was a former San Luis Obispo County rancher who worked on a number of local environmental projects over the years.

On the Central Coast, citizens, agriculturalists, and local policy makers have long recognized the importance of agriculture to their communities, and understand that land use choices and decisions impact not only the owners of the land but also the lives of neighbors and the community at large. A history of interest in managing development and growth and in preserving the physical and social amenities of open spaces and rural areas has long been a high priority to policy makers, public officials, and citizens in San Luis Obispo County.

Public support growing for Pismo Preserve

Mar 26, 2014
Kaila Dettman - The Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County

Public support is growing for a plan to set aside a large chunk of land in San Luis Obispo County as scenic open space. It's called the Pismo Preserve, 900 acres that encompass much of the land to the northeast of Pismo Beach and Highway 101.

The Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County says tens of thousands of dollars in matching funds have gone a long way to help reach the project's goal.