Sempervirens Fund lacks eminent domain power
I am writing to correct the misrepresentations a recent letter made about Sempervirens Fund (“Is eminent domain fair to landowners?,” March 2).
Sempervirens Fund, based in Los Altos, is California’s oldest land trust, dedicated to protecting and connecting redwood forests and other natural lands in the Santa Cruz Mountains and encouraging public enjoyment of these lands. We currently own and manage more than 10,000 acres in the Santa Cruz Mountains, and take great care to ensure their responsible management, care and restoration. I am writing to correct the misstatement made about Sempervirens Fund in the letter, which erroneously stated that we have the power of eminent domain.