Save the San Marcos Foothills fundraiser auctions start TODAY at 12pm PT!! Repost from @savethesanmarcosfoothills —————————There are many reasons why the Foothills are worth saving. Here’s just one!The San Marcos Foothills are home to wild animals including hawks, kites, owls, kestrels, songbirds, coyotes, bobcats, deer, and many others. Many native birds and other wildlife utilize this grassland. The San Marcos Foothills are recognized as being important grassland habitat in Santa Barbara and Goleta. Buying the West Mesa will expand the existing San Marcos Foothills Preserve, preserve the native grasslands in perpetuity, and allow restoration to improve its wildlife habitat values.