On May 19, over 80 guests gathered at the Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum in Santa Barbara County for our Reunir celebration. Friends, both new and familiar, had a great time connecting with one another and hearing from guest speakers Andy Mills, Rangeland Trust Chairman; Pam Doiron, Spanish Ranch Owner; and Sharyn Main, Climate Resilience Program Director for the Community Environmental Council, about how local rangelands and ranching families are adding to the resiliency of the iconic Santa Barbara region.
Bringing together such a dynamic group to share this experience is one of the greatest pleasures we have at the California Rangeland Trust. Gatherings like this give all of us the chance to deepen our connection with the land and with one another. The aim of events like this one are to help folks reunite with neighbors and meet other members of the community, while finding inspiration through our working landscapes – past, present, and future. We celebrated the importance of rangelands, and the incredible people that have dedicated so much to keeping these lands working for all of us!
Be sure to check out photos from the event below.