What an incredible year 2022 was for the Rangeland Trust! Coming off the heels of the pandemic, we renewed our commitment to work harder than ever and closer than ever. And the results are a beautiful representation of what can be accomplished when we rally together in support for the land, people, and wildlife of our great state. But don’t just take our word for it…Read the list of highlights and check out the video recap below:
Since 1998, you and others in this community of like-minded supporters from all walks of life have come together to conserve California’s working lands and keep ranchers ranching. 2023 marks a major milestone for the Rangeland Trust, and we plan to take a moment to celebrate the gifts we continue to receive because of what has been conserved so far. (Join us A Western Affair 2023 for the big celebration) But as soon as we are done celebrating, we will get right back to work because we know there is too much at stake for us to stand idle.
The ranching families who steward our life-giving landscapes are in a seemingly constant struggle, with challenges on multiple fronts that make it tough to continue. When we lose our lands stewards, we also lose our rangelands and the benefits they provide—the fresh food we eat, the very air we breathe, protection against devastating wildfires, resilience for the health of our planet, our connection to the earth and one another, and so much more.
The Rangeland Trust knows this, and that’s why we are so committed to fighting alongside our ranching partners and this wonderful community of supporters to save the open spaces we love and depend upon. Together, we can bring attention to the good ranchers are doing and the bounty they are responsible for producing on well-managed rangelands. We can help find common ground and bring forth win-win solutions for conservation. And we can secure the resources necessary to protect more working lands.
Our future will grow from the foundations we’ve been building over the past 25 years with ranching partners, policy makers, and urban and rural residents—all people passionate about the land and its inhabitants. There is hope for an abundant future through rangeland conservation, and it’s a future worth fighting for!
25 years in and the Rangeland Trust is just getting started!