CONSERVING BLOOM RANCH

You are helping to provide stability for our
ranching families right now.

Last fall, in the midst of unprecedented challenges for our communities, more than 100 donors made the decision to support conservation efforts surrounding the Bloom Ranch in Tuolumne County. These quick, collective actions meant that in a short time we were able to raise the final funds needed to begin the work of conservation. The Bloom family can now confidently deflect the development pressures that threaten their land and livelihood. 

We didn’t know what to expect when we began this outreach, understanding there were competing priorities and our friends might not be able to give during this time. We know you care; you’ve proved that in past! Still, we saw the writing on the wall and knew we had to act fast to support this family and their land. We have so much gratitude for your determined response!

the power of community

The Bloom Ranch is a small and scenic paradise situated in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountain range in Tuolumne County. Threatened by encroaching residential development, the Ranch’s peaceful restorative views and important natural resources that keep our growing communities healthy were at risk. But thanks to you and this incredible community of supporters, we are now able to start conservation work to conserve the land and the critical natural resources and scenic vistas found there, including:

100% Complete

You met our urgent request for help to conserve the Bloom Ranch, and more than 100 private donors joined you. Every gift mattered in this effort, and we could not be at this point without your support.

Thank you for being part of this story and ensuring this scenic and productive landscape will be able to serve its best purpose for generations to come. Stay tuned as we complete the work towards conserving the Bloom Ranch and keeping this piece of the Sierra Foothills for the people, livestock, and wildlife that depend on it.

“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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100% Complete

You met our urgent request for help to conserve the Bloom Ranch, and more than 100 private donors joined you.  Every gift mattered in this effort, and we could not be at this point without your support.

Thank you for being part of this story and ensuring this scenic and productive landscape will be able to serve its best purpose for generations to come. Stay tuned as we complete the work towards conserving the Bloom Ranch and keeping this piece of the Sierra Foothills for the people, livestock, and wildlife that depend on it.

“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 Comes Next?

What comes next?

Your California Rangeland Trust team is moving forward to complete necessary due diligence – biological reviews, understanding the health of the landscape, working with the family to determine the specific and unique needs of this land, and determining a baseline for ensuring our conservation promise year after year. We expect to celebrate conservation of the Bloom Ranch by fall 2021.