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Berryessa Peak Makes Headlines

March 04, 2013 by Tuleyome
Editorial Notebook: Once inaccessible, Berryessa Peak is an island no moreBy Pia Lopez Published: Friday, Feb. 15, 2013 - 12:00 am | Page 14A Not far from Sacramento and Davis, the Inner Coast Range beckons hikers, particularly around the Berryessa Reservoir. But anyone who has tried to access the ridges and peaks on public lands soon learns the old adage, "You can't get there from here." Though public lands abound – state lands managed by the Department of Fish and Wildlife and federal lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management – many are landlocked, surrounded by private ranches and thus inaccessible to the general public. That lack of public access slowly is changing. Berryessa Peak, an island of BLM land surrounded by private lands, is a prime example. It took a unique public-private partnership to connect a mosaic of public lands through a private easement before the public... Read More