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Orange County's canyon lands: a rural oasis amid suburban sprawl

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One of the last open spaces in Orange County is under development pressure. Residents of the county's "canyon lands" have banded together to preserve the rural character of the area.

Orange County has more than 3,000 people per square mile, making it one of the most densely populated areas in the country. Amid the suburban sprawl, there are still thousands of acres of open space known as "the canyons."

KPCC's Ed Joyce says, despite apparent protections, the scenic region is under threat of development.

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