Deviating from its standard nonpolitical position, BSLT joined local residents in opposition.
Ironically, the CPOA and BSLT, which had been on different sides of earlier issues, now expressed agreement on most fundamentals.
Strasser Kaufman promoted the initiative publicly and BSLT helped circulate petitions statewide.
BSLT volunteered its services to landowners making application to the county.
In June 1991, James Hill reopened discussions with BSLT, proposing the sale of development rights to viewshed land on 3,550 acres not covered in previous easements on the El Sur Ranch and reasserting his right to develop land outside the viewshed east of Highway 1.
The CPOA and BSLT have worked the same side of the street.
In 2002, The Nature Conservancy and BSLT negotiated the purchase by the state of the Palo Corona Ranch overlooking Carmel Bay for $37 million, drawn largely from bond funds (Proposition 40).
15) Correspondence in support of this observation appears in the files of The Big Sur Land Trust (cited hereafter as BSLT Files) and in press accounts of gifts such as William Garland's ranch willed to the Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District, Monterey Herald, May 2, 1976; Clark, Monterey County Place Names; Woolfenden, Big Sur: A Battle for the Wilderness; Monterey County Herald, April 18, 2004.
28) This section is based on a set of videotape interviews with B S LT founders conducted in 2003 (now in the organization's archives) and BSLT Files (e.
32) BSLT Files; Monterey County Herald, June 6, 1993.