More than 1,200 acres of scenic meadow land and a spectacular waterfall in California have been bought by the U.S. Forest Service.
The property in the Sierra Nevada mountains near Truckee is considered valuable for recreation and wildlife.
It was obtained through four separate transactions totaling $3 million. The purchase was financed through private donations and a public fund tapping fees from offshore oil drilling.
One of the main attractions on the land is Webber Falls, which features several terraced pools.