In November 2009, the County of Lake closed escrow on 1344 acres on Mt. Konocti. The county had previously purchased 176 acres, which included the communication towers on Buckingham Peak.
The county-owned 1520 acres (shown in rust on the map) are contiguous with an existing 821 acres of public lands managed by BLM (shown in blue). Together, this would include the Black Forest, Wright Peak, Howard Peak, South Peak and Buckingham Peak. It also includes the original homestead and a stand of magnificent maul oak trees.
The ultimate goal – to eventually link the county and BLM-owned land with Clear Lake State Park, making it possible to develop hiking trails from Clear Lake to the top of Mt. Konocti.
Future uses could include: horseback riding, picnicking, exploring, flower observations, nature walks, photography, birdwatching, hiking and reflection.