That’s a beautiful (pay-walled) front page piece in today’s Chronicle on the acquisition of Preservation Ranch in Sonoma County as parkland—a property that’s been coveted by vintners for years. Purchase of the 19,645-acre forest by the nonprofit Conservation Fund is being called the largest land conservation deal in California history.
Now, if you wondered why there was no time element in the story, it may be because the deal was arrived at more than a month ago. Here’s the May 8 piece at Sonoma West, the website of sister papers The Healdsburg Tribune and The Windsor Times. The Conservation Fund’s press release announcing the deal’s consummation (which included the photo above) was June 3.