Prime Desert

The City of Lancaster will expand the trails at Prime Desert Woodland Preserve, using a $200,000 grant from the California Habitat Conservation Fund Grant Program.

LANCASTER — The City will use a $200,000 grant to expand the trails at the Prime Desert Woodland Preserve.

The grant award comes from the California Habitat Conservation Fund Grant Program and requires a 50% match.

The City Council unanimously agreed Tuesday night to appropriate $200,000 from the Biological Impact Fund toward that goal.

The total $400,000 will be used to develop an additional 4,500 linear feet of walking trails within the 20 acres of land the City purchased in 2017.

“With these additional trails the Prime Desert Woodland will have nearly four miles of walkable trails on 120 acres,” Parks, Recreation and Arts Director Jeff Campbell said during a presentation Tuesday night.

The new trails will provide a safer walking route to Nancy Cory Elementary School, Rawley Duntley Park, and Antelope Valley College.

Campbell added they are waiting for the grant agreement from the state. The goal is to begin construction next year.

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