On December 14th, 2016, the San Diego Board of Supervisors voted against the Forest Conservation Initiative by weakening the Country Town boundaries and introducing a mix of graduated urban zoning on private inholdings in the Cleveland National Forest. These inholdings are the original homesteads that occupy the meadowlands and water resources within the forest. These are therefore the biological heart of the forest and thus the FCI was voted in to protect these critical resources with 40 acre minimum zoning. The County betrayed the FCI values, San Diegans, our environment and our health by in effect placing a death sentence on the forest.
WE NEED YOUR HELP! Your donation will fund our legal battle to protect the forest. We have retained the prestigious law firm of Shute Mihaly & Weinberger and filed a lawsuit against the county. Please help us raise $75,000 so we can present our case in a court of law and eventually reinstate the Forest Conservation Initiative.
If you donate $1,000 or more, we will take you and a guest on an exclusive aerial tour of the Cleveland National Forest.
The Cleveland National Forest Foundation (CNFF) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting the plants and animals of Southern California mountains by preserving the land and water they need to survive.
The Forest Conservation Initiative has received national recognition for its success in saving the forest. One of CNFF’s greatest accomplishments is being the sole guardian of the Forest Conservation Initiative.
For a more in-depth description please read our Press Release.
CNFF in the News:
San Diego Union Tribune: Plan would allow Cleveland forest development
KPBS: Future Development Creates High Stakes For Tight Supervisors Race
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