Donna O'Neill Land Conservancy

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Donna O'Neill Land Conservancy, 10/18/08

 

Located in Orange County off Ortega Highway.  The road to the Conservancy goes through Rancho Mission Viejo, still a working ranch.  If you look closely at some of these pictures you can see the white posts which are markers for the proposed 241 Toll Road.  Donna O'Neill Land Conservancy is a preserve, created as compensation or mitigation to the public for the Talega housing development community in San Clemente. 

Click any picture for a larger view.

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Trailhead, 10/18/08

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All pictures on this page were taken during nature walks sponsered by Sierra Club and the Conservancy.  This area can only be accessed by joining hiking or nature walk events held by The Reserve at Rancho Mission Viejo (who now manages Donna O'Neill Land Conservancy).  Visit http://rmvreserve.org/calendar/

Deer, 10/18/08
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Picture taken not far from Ortega Hwy, driving through Rancho Mission Viejo on the way to trailhead.

Donna Oneil Land Conservancy, 2-17-08
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Driving through Rancho Mission Viejo on the way to trailhead, 2/17/08

For area history of The Reserve at Rancho Mission Viejo (which includes Donna O'Neill Conservancy) see http://rmvreserve.org/about-us/history/ and for a map of the reserve area see http://rmvreserve.org/about-us/maps/

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Lemonade Berry, 2/17/08

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Looking across the road, view of Rancho Mission Viejo land from trailhead, 2/17/08.

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Fall picture, same area as picture to the left, 10/18/08

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Center of picture, dreaded white poles mark the route of the proposed toll road, 2/17/08

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2/17/08, not from from "Mother Oak".

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"Mother Oak", a tree estimated to be about 300 years old, 2/17/08

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Donna Oneil Land Conservancy, 2-17-08

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This area is still threatened by construction of a toll road, see the Take Action Page for current information.

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