State Stops Acquiring Park Land
California has stopped acquiring land for state parks for the foreseeable future because it can´t afford to staff and maintain new parkland.
That´s according to a report in the San Jose Mercury News.
State officials quietly decided in March to stop accepting or buying new parkland because they face a nearly ten billion budget deficit next year.
Following outcries from environmentalists and conservationists — the California Public Works Board agreed Friday to add one-thousand acres of redwoods to Castle Rock State Park in the Santa Cruz Mountains.