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California Rangeland Trust is the largest land trust in California, with 342,815 acres conserved. This page is frequently updated with our latest press releases.

California Rangeland Trust Welcomes New CEO

(SACRAMENTO) – The California Rangeland Trust announced that Michael Delbar has taken the helm as its new CEO. He replaces former and longtime CEO Nita Vail who stepped down from her role at the end of April after more than 20 years. Having served as the Trust’s chief operating officer for the past 10 years, Delbar is well poised to lead the Rangeland Trust forward.

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Community Protects Critical Wildlife Corridor on Cuyama Valley Ranch

(SANTA MARIA, CA) – Today, the California Rangeland Trust announced the permanent conservation of the 300-acre Rock Front Ranch near Santa Maria, California. The ranch remains privately-owned, while the terms of the conservation easement ensure the conserved land will be available for grazing livestock and wildlife to continue to thrive in perpetuity. Funding for this project was made possible by contributions from the community.

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California Rangeland Trust Announces Co-Chairs

(SACRAMENTO) – Today, the California Rangeland Trust announced that current Board of Directors Chair Mark Nelson and Vice Chair Valerie Gordon have been appointed as co-chairs of the board for 2020. Together, Nelson and Gordon will work closely with the California Rangeland Trust Board of Directors and staff to protect the state’s open spaces and a way of life for California ranchers.

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California Rangeland Trust CEO Announces Departure

(SACRAMENTO) – Today, California Rangeland Trust announced that after twenty years of service CEO Nita Vail will leave her position at the end of April. The Rangeland Trust has tapped Michael Delbar, who currently serves as the chief operating officer, as Vail’s successor. He will assume his new role as CEO in May.

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A Western Affair 2019: Celebrating Cattle, Corks, and Conservation

A Western Affair 2019: Celebrating Cattle, Corks, and Conservation Sacramento, Calif. – April 4, 2019 –California Rangeland Trust is hosting its annual A Western Affair gala this summer, bringing together urban and rural communities to conserve our state’s precious rangelands and the benefits they provide. In partnership with the Wente

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California Rangeland Trust Launches A Common Ground, a Short Film about the Importance of Conserving Rangeland by Renowned Producer, Chris Malloy, in Honor of the Organization’s 20th Anniversary

California Rangeland Trust Launches A Common Ground, a Short Film about the Importance of Conserving Rangeland by Renowned Producer, Chris Malloy, in Honor of the Organization’s 20th Anniversary MEDIA NOTE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sacramento, Calif – September 4, 2018 – Chris Malloy of Farm League is a California rancher, surfer

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California Rangeland Trust Announces 1,900 Acres of Open Rangeland Permanently Conserved in Yolo County, California

California Rangeland Trust Announces 1,900 Acres of Open Rangeland Permanently Conserved in Yolo County, California MEDIA NOTE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sacramento, Calif – June 12, 2018 – SACRAMENTO –  This month, California Rangeland Trust announced the permanent protection of open rangeland through a 1,909-acre conservation easement on a portion of

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California Rangeland Trust Earns National Recognition

California Rangeland Trust Earns National Recognition MEDIA NOTE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sacramento, Calif – August 22, 2016 – California Rangeland Trust, a land trust that works to conserve California’s working ranches, announced it has achieved renewed accreditation – a mark of distinction in land conservation. The Land Trust Accreditation Commission

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Land Conservation Veteran Joins California Rangeland Trust

Land Conservation Veteran Joins California Rangeland Trust MEDIA NOTE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SACRAMENTO, Calif. – August 20, 2011 – California Rangeland Trust is pleased to announce Nancy Schaefer as the latest addition to its team as the organization’s Bay Area Program Manager. In this role Schaefer will use her 24

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Communication Boots Filled at California Rangeland Trust

Communication Boots Filled at California Rangeland Trust MEDIA NOTE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SACRAMENTO, Calif. – August 13, 2012 – California Rangeland Trust is pleased to announce the addition of Anna-Lisa Giannini to its team as the Communications Associate. In this role Giannini will help facilitate the organization’s communication and outreach

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