Source: OC Register
A couple in southern California donated $50 million this month to the Banning Ranch nature reserve to maintain it as protected land, in partnership with the Trust for Public Lands.
The 401-acre land has been fighting development for years, and had barely overcome development plans that included building more than 800 homes and a resort hotel and shops, according to the OC Register.
The reserve is considered the largest undeveloped, privately owned land in Southern California and is home to many threatened and endangered species.
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