Land Trust Preserves Habitats and Families

The Independent - May 14, 2020

The beautiful rolling hills surrounding the Tri-Valley region are emblematic a trademark of California’s golden beauty.

Rock Front Ranch permanently conserved for wildlife, grazing by CRT

Santa Maria Times - April 7, 2020

The 300-acre Rock Front Ranch east of Santa Maria will be conserved as a haven for wildlife and grazing land for livestock.

California Rangeland Trust CEO to depart

Santa Ynez Valley Star - March 17, 2020

California Rangeland Trust announced Feb. 18 that after 20 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.

California Rangeland Trust Holds Gathering

Santa Barbara Independent - February 27, 2020

On February 20, about 200 guests, many of them ranchers from Santa Barbara and surrounding counties, gathered at the Santa Barbara Club for an event put on by the California Rangeland Trust (CRT). 

Seen Around Town

Montecito Journal - February 20, 2020

“Reunir is a Spanish word meaning ‘to gather’; to bring together friends whose collective passion, ideas, and commitment is making a legendary difference serving the land.

Have the Tough Conversations: Koopmann Family Ranch Transfer

Capital Press - Apr 26, 2019

“The toughest thing anyone is going to have to do is go to their parents and say: You’re going to die one day and, can we talk about it?” This is Tim Koopmann’s signature quote, learned the hard way—both Tim’s grandfather and father died suddenly with limited estate planning in place.

Western Affair 2019: Celebrating Cattle, Corks, and Conservation at Wente

The Independent - April 11, 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.

Celebration honors conservation agreement protecting Hearst Ranch from development

The Cambrian - APRIL 09, 2019

Dozens near Sebastian’s General Store in Old San Simeon Village on Saturday, April 6, to honor the 83,000-acre Hearst Ranch and the 2005 conservation agreement that protects the land.

‘Pictures don’t really do it justice’: Shell Creek may be SLO County’s best wildflower spot

The Sac Bee - MARCH 29, 2019

Visitors have been checking out the wildflowers along Shell Creek Road and Highway 58 for years — but they may not have known the land is actually part of a century-old family ranch.

CA Rangeland Trust Holds Gathering

The Independent - FEB 28, 2019

On February 21, about 200 guests, many of them ranchers from Santa Barbara and surrounding counties, gathered at the Santa Barbara Club to celebrate and learn more about the California Rangeland Trust (CRT). 

California Rangeland Trust announces conservation of land at SkyRose Ranch in South County

The Monterey Herald - January 10, 2019

“SkyRose Ranch demonstrates the importance of caring for and serving the land, so it can serve the community in return,” said Nita Vail, Rangeland Trust CEO, in a press release. “Conserving the ranch not only protects our shared resources—clean air to breathe, fresh water to drink, healthy food to eat, and beautiful open spaces to cherish— it also serves as a magical place for our nation’s servicemen to find restoration and hope.

Calaveras High School agricultural students get a taste of “farm to fork”

The Calaveras Enterprise - Oct 10, 2018

In September, Calaveras High School agricultural students were given the opportunity to take a unique field trip, which included a tour of a local farm and Raley’s supermarket, to gain an overall understanding and taste of the “farm-to-fork” process.

Local Boys & Girls Clubs Enjoy Outings To Ranch & Raley's

Patch - Sep 20, 2018

Sacramento, CA—The California Rangeland Trust, a non-profit dedicated to preserving ranches and open space, recently treated a youth group from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Sonoma County to tours of a Raley’s supermarket and the Oak Ridge Angus ranch in Calistoga.

California Director Documents Rangeland Conservation In New Film

MSN - Sep 18, 2018

CALIFORNIA — A new documentary by a California director explores how residents can protect the Golden State’s open spaces through restorative grazing, carbon storage, renewable energy, wildfire prevention and other practices.

New film celebrates environmental benefits of cattle grazing

BEEF - Sep 10, 2018

Cattle grazing is a critical component to sustainable and regenerative land management. A new film will show viewers how.

Program Teaches Kids Where Food Comes From

BEEF - Sep 10, 2018

The California Rangeland Trust partnered with Raley’s Family of Fine Stores to host an educational tour for Sunol Glen Elementary sixth grade class to visit their neighborhood Raley’s Supermarket and the Koopmann Ranch in Sunol.

California Director Documents Rangeland Conservation In New Film

AG Daily - Sep 04, 2018

Conservation is key for so many ranchers. The California Rangeland Trust wants to help spotlight that fact — and to show that rangelands can help heal our planet — with its short film titled, “A Common Ground.”

California Rangeland Trust protecting ranches through use of conservation easements

Bakersfield - Aug 20, 2018

What began two decades ago as a mere concept proposed by a group of innovative cattlemen has grown into the largest land trust in California.

The California Rangeland Trust: Protecting Land and Preserving Western Heritage

The Huffington Post - Dec 06, 2017

Rick Laymen’s beautiful hand tooled saddle bags were stocked with stainless steel wine glasses, a wooden cheese board, wine opener and three classic Santa Ynez Valley wines.

Sinton family preserves 12,000-acre ranch near Pozo

San Luis Obispo - OCT 17, 2017

A Pozo-area family recently negotiated an easement to preserve more than 12,000 acres of rangeland in eastern San Luis Obispo County.

Protecting land

New Times SLO - OCT 12, 2017

About 20 miles east of the city of San Luis Obispo lies about 12,200 acres of newly protected rangeland.

Van Vleck Ranch

Good Day - 1 YEAR AGO