Big Sur Sanctuary Property Acquisition
For Ventana Wildlife Society
In 2011, the Hind Foundation granted $125,000 to Ventana Wildlife Society (VWS) to assist in the acquisition of 80 acres of land in Big Sur, CA. The property was owned by VWS co-founder, Sal Lucido, and his wife, Ada. The couple generously offered to sell the property, originally valued at $1,300,000, to VWS for a mere $250,000. The acquisition of the property guaranteed that VWS would be able to indefinitely continue their work in the protection of Bald Eagles, California Condors and other endangered species who depend on the sanctuary to provide a safe habitat.
Now that the property is owned by VWS the organization benefits from no longer having to pay the costs associated with leasing the property or property taxes.
Protection for Perpetuity
The acquisition will permanently keep the sanctuary as a safe habitat for endangered species.
|Area of Funding: Land Conservation|
|Type of Funding: Standard Grant|
|Amount Funded: $125,000|
|Year Funded: 2011|
|Year Completed: 2011|
|About the Organization|
|Ventana Wildlife Society|
|19045 Portola Drive, Suite F1|
|Salinas, CA 93908|
VWS recovers individual species and tracks the populations of many others so that conservation can be timely as well as effective. Focusing on youth education, we better ensure that future generations have the willingness and capacity to help wildlife. Our vision is to have a society who cares for and supports wildlife across the planet, particularly in California.