Yes, the best way to properly conserve within the developed world is to simply buy down the land itself and then follow up with a sustainable land management plan. Remember those other trees? without management they are also fuel..
This all needs to become best practice. Politically best practice means and will continue to mean subject to self serving bribery. It is the lightening rod that provides clear cover for good work. privately.
I would like to see every square kilometer of this earth alienated to a land management contract, that is then managed under the umbrella of the Rule of Twelve. We can even designate it by the square mile and largely adjust to known road systems as well.
The local population can then populate a rule of twelve matrix and this becomes the core center of influence. From the above map. it appears that the process can easily start at the 100 square kilometer level with the option to drill down as needed. This should make it easier to make adjustments to rationalize boundary effects.
Finally an environmental group does conservation the right way
The San Francisco-based Save the Redwoods League negotiated for the past 20 years for the purchase of Alder Creek, a 530-acre hillside grove that houses 483 trees with a trunk diameter of more than six feet, including the 3,000-year-old Stagg Tree — the world’s fifth largest tree, as the San Francisco Chronicle reported…
Last year, the Save the Redwoods League purchased Red Hill, a 160-acre property in the Sierra Nevada’s that is one of the two largest unprotected giant sequoia forests in the world, after raising $4 million, as CNN reported.