Apple Road Ranch

Sacramento County, California

Permanently protecting vernal pool habitat.

Situated on the western side of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range, the 239-acre Apple Road Ranch is owned by Westervelt and leased out for cattle grazing. The property provides high quality natural and established habitat for vernal pool fairy shrimp and contains upland grassland habitats for Swainson’s hawk. A mitigation conservation easement was placed on the property in 2019, ensuring it will remain a working landscape in perpetuity.