Alleghany Property Inc.’s David Bugatto was awarded the Conservancy’s “Big Hat” award at a recent Conservancy Board of Directors meeting. The award is given to those who perform extraordinary service on behalf of the Conservancy. Bugatto assisted the Conservancy in meeting the so-called “settlement agreement” mitigation land acquisitions, permitting the Conservancy to acquire hundreds of acres. With Bugatto’s effort, the Conservancy’s acquisitions were completed on time and under budget, something that might have been impossible if the Conservancy had not had his help.
“This exemplifies a level of cooperation between the development community and the Conservancy that may surprise many,” noted Anne Rudin, Conservancy President. “We are very pleased to acknowledge Dave’s effort with this award,” she said.
The mitigation land acquisitions have allowed the Conservancy to not only meet, but to exceed the minimum acquisition acreage required in the Natomas Basin Habitat Conservation Plan. This additional acreage represents wildlife habitat that is protected sooner than would have been protected otherwise.