Jack London State Historic Park
Chris Locke assists Jack London Park Partners (JLPP) with environmental/land use counseling, strategic advice, and representation concerning environmental/land use issues relating to the management, operation, preservation, and restoration of Jack London State Historic Park in Sonoma County, California. The park is the former ranch of author Jack London and includes protected wildlife habitat, preserved ranch structures and orchards, a museum, and hiking and horseback riding trails. During the past year, Chris Locke, assisted by Chris Rendall-Jackson, accomplished the acquisition of more than 400 acres of open space to be added to the park. The open space property was previously part of the Sonoma Developmental Center (SDC). The engagement involved complex and high-level political issues and legal strategies to ensure permanent protection of the open space, the natural resources, and the wildlife habitat.