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Lake County preserve is 'slice of paradise' for man, wildlife

PAISLEY - A wooded preserve, praised by some nature lovers as the most beautiful piece of property in Lake County, will feature a nature trail, canoe landing and wildlife observation tower when it opens to the public later this year. But the 88 pastoral acres, acquired by the county in June 2007 for $2.66 million, also will remain a protective haven for gopher tortoises, black bears and other threatened species, according to a management plan approved last week by Lake commissioners. "It's like a little slice of paradise," marveled Public Lands Manager David Hansen.

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