In April, The Conservation Fund (TCF) announced it had been invited by the Town of Oro Valley to resume formal negotiations with Romspen Vistoso, LLC, to purchase 202 acres of the Vistoso Golf Course at fair market value. TCF would place a conservation easement on the property to protect it in perpetuity as open space. The conservation easement would define exactly what would be allowed and what would not be allowed. For example, it would allow hiking trails, trail heads and parking areas, but not ball parks and amphitheaters. In a separate agreement, the six acres where the former club house and parking lot exist, currently zoned high-density residential, would be sold to a private developer. For more information, go to www.preservevistoso.org.