After 250 years, Big Sur land finally returned to the Esselen/Coastanoan Tribe of Monterey County

The 1,200 acres of undeveloped private property near Big Sur, known as the Adler Ranch, are being transferred to the Esselen Tribe of Monterey County, a nonprofit dedicated to preserving tribal heritage. They will share the land with other tribes originally from the area, including the Ohlone, the Amah Mutsun and the Rumsen people.

The property, on the Little Sur River, is home to old-growth redwoods and endangered wildlife such as the California condor and red-legged frog, which will be protected as part of the deal. Read the full article on SFGate.

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