San Joaquin County

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Cook Ranch

Sitting just 13 miles east of Stockton, California, the Cook Ranch was poised to see significant impact from urban expansion. A new development had been approved for four, forty-acre ranchette lots on the western boundary, dividing land connectivity and increasing the pressure to change from a cattle ranch to houses. Instead, the Cook family partnered with the Rangeland Trust to conserve their 2,235-acre ranch, ensuring the preservation of the land’s integrity.

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W.F. Cook Cattle Company

W. F. Cook Cattle Company San Joaquin County Preserving Agricultural Productivity On February 20, 2008, Bill and Lynn Cook entered into a conservation easement agreement with California Rangeland Trust that ensures the 2,235-acre W.F. Cook Cattle Company Ranch will forever remain the same. The ranch is located in a scenic,

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