About California Rangeland Trust​

Protecting What Matters Since 1998

California Rangeland Trust preserves working landscapes in the state of California.

We protect what matters by working with California ranching families to preserve our state’s rangeland, air and water quality, wildlife habitat, and local food supplies.

Over the years, we’ve learned that once the land is converted to other uses, it doesn’t go back. These resources are too precious to lose. They are vital for our future. Together, we can support ranchers in protecting these invaluable resources for generations to come.

Our History

The Rangeland Trust is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1998 when a group of forward-thinking cattlemen and cattlewomen came together to protect the stewardship, natural resources, and open spaces of California’s ranches.

 Since then, we have helped permanently protect 395,633 acres of privately-owned rangeland.

We share the values of ranching families. California Rangeland Trust has built a reputation of trust with the landowner community. We work to bring ranching and environmental communities together in a shared vision.

Partnering with Ranchers

Meet Our Partners

Meet the agencies and conservationminded groups that have worked with us to protect open spaces in California.

Funding Partners

Corporate Partners



Working With Us

Thank you for your interest in partnering with California Rangeland Trust! We are always looking for opportunities to better serve our state and our ranching partners. For any organization seeking funding from the California Rangeland Trust as part of a joint project, we require that indirect costs or overhead not exceed 10% of the proposed budget. For more information, please contact our office.