California's Mystery Land Benefactor
David Gelbaum, 55 and retired from the "rarefied world of Wall Street hedge funds" has given more money "to conservation causes in California than anyone else. His gifts have helped protect 1,179 square miles of mountain and desert landscapes, an area the size of Yosemite National Park.
...One conservation deal, land trust experts say, is the largest single purchase of private land ever handed over to the U.S. government for one purpose: to leave it alone."
Thanks to Chris Steins