Escrow is scheduled to open today on the 640-acre Broome Ranch near Thousand Oaks, with the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy expected to take possession of the ranch in 30 days.
Rorie Skei, a conservancy official, said that escrow was to open Wednesday but that because of last-minute problems unrelated to the land deal, some papers had not been signed in time. Instead, she said, escrow is expected to open today.
The conservancy, a state park agency, is purchasing the parcel in Newbury Park for $4.2 million from the estate of George P. Huck, the former landowner who died nine years ago.
The conservancy and the estate agreed to a purchase price last month but were required to wait 15 days to give creditors and other parties connected to the Huck estate a chance to file objections.