HELP CONSERVE BLOOM RANCH

You have the power to provide stability for our ranching families right now.

During these unprecedented times, the mission of the Rangeland Trust is deeply rooted in our commitment to conserving the land and supporting the ranching families in your community. Right now, ranchers across the state and nation are growing increasingly worried about the future of their lands. One of these ranching families facing an unfathomable decision is the Bloom family.

Why You Should Care About Bloom Ranch

The Bloom Ranch is a small and scenic paradise situated in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountain range in Tuolumne County. If Bloom Ranch is turned over to ambitious development plans, not only will the peaceful restorative views be compromised, but the important natural resources that keep our growing communities healthy will be at risk. The Bloom family has partnered with the Rangeland Trust and our community of supporters to help conserve not only the land, but also the critical natural resources found there:

  • Fresh, clean water for the San Francisco Bay Area, and several urban and rural communities along the way.
  • A world-famous climbing attraction, Jailhouse Rock, which captivates outdoor enthusiasts from all over the world to immerse themselves in the open spaces that keep California beautiful.
  • Tourism in Tuolumne County and Yosemite National Park that is critical for the livelihood of local economies, the longevity of locally owned businesses and ensuring it remains sustainable.
68% Complete
We’ve already secured 68% of the necessary funding, and now we need your help to cross the finish line. We are raising the final $200,000 from our community of donors to ensure this land remains preserved forever.

“With all of the development closing in around our land, there has been a noticeable shift in the neighborhood as this region becomes more like a commuter city. And when we lose our connection to the land, we lose our connection to each other, and our sense of community. Ultimately, when the land is lost, it is something that can never be replaced.”

Matt Bloom
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68% Complete
We’ve already secured 68% of the necessary funding, and now we need your help to cross the finish line. We are raising the final $200,000 from our community of donors to ensure this land remains preserved forever.

“With all of the development closing in around our land, there has been a noticeable shift in the neighborhood as this region becomes more like a commuter city. And when we lose our connection to the land, we lose our connection to each other, and our sense of community. Ultimately, when the land is lost, it is something that can never be replaced.”

Matt Bloom

What is the Impact of the coronavirus on Bloom Ranch, and Ranches like it?

Although empty shelves at your local grocery seemingly indicate that the demand for beef and produce is at an all-time high, there is a deeper-rooted struggle across the livestock industry that should be known. This bottleneck issue has been affecting many ranchers and their ability to sustain their operations. How did this happen?

  • Many ranchers rely on processing-facilities where their cattle are safely prepared for public consumption. When these facilities are unable to accept available livestock, it means ranchers have no place to sell their product.
  • When very valuable partners like restaurants and other food establishments were required to shut down or limit their operating hours, they had less of a demand for our rancher’s products.
  • In return, this meant having to house larger numbers of cattle for longer periods of time, absorbing more resources which also continues to place them at a disadvantage for recovering after the pandemic is over.
Unfortunately, this is the reality for many ranchers and the pandemic has only surfaced these issues. The Bloom Family has witnessed the open land around them transform into residential and commercial developments for years. However, now that the pandemic has impacted their business operations, we are hearing from smaller ranchers like the Blooms who are feeling more pressure to sell their land to developers in order to care for their family.

The power of community will help this landscape, and it begins with you.

The power of community will help this landscape, and it begins with you.

We understand how powerful you make our community, when we stand together. In 2018, our supporters rallied alongside the family that stewards the Rock Front Ranch to show what’s possible when we come together for this shared cause. More than 200 donors contributed $500,000 to ensure that the Rock Front Ranch remains standing in perpetuity. We know you have the power to do it again, which is why we hope you will join us in writing the next chapter for another iconic landscape that needs your help. With a strong head start on our fundraising efforts, we know that you have what it takes for us to cross the finish line and ensure that this land will remain working.

This is a special opportunity for the greater community of both urban and rural audiences to find common ground and help conserve a valuable ranch for the future of Northern California and all the people and wildlife that call it home.

Today, you can make a meaningful difference in the ranching community. Rally with us and empower the families that steward our most valuable resource – the land itself.