Tag: CA rangeland trust

Image of green field at Rominger Ranch

Rominger Ranch

A few years ago, the Rominger family’s farm was almost divided when the Bruce and Rick Rominger’s second cousins decided to part with their share of the land. Searching for a way to keep the property intact, the Rominger brothers partnered with the California Rangeland Trust to permanently conserve a portion of the property. In 2018 and 2019, they completed the sale of two conservation easements on a large segment of their family’s ranch consisting of 2,376 acres, nearly all of it rangeland.

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Image of oak grove at Oak Canyon Ranch

Oak Canyon Ranch

In 2020, the 3,256-acre Oak Canyon Ranch in Calaveras County was permanently conserved. The land has been primarily undeveloped rangeland used for livestock grazing since 1916 and provides significant conservation values: open space, agricultural productive capacity, natural habitat and future agricultural viability.

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Rock Front Ranch

The Rock Front Ranch stands as the western gateway to the Cuyama Valley. The ranch provides a critical wildlife corridor for animals needing to reach larger conserved territories in Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, and Ventura Counties. The land preserved includes a wildlife underpass connecting the Los Padres National Forest and the Cuyama Valley, which allows passage between them without animals having to cross busy Highway 166 that cuts through the region.

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Marshall Ranch

In 2019, the California Rangeland Trust worked with the Marshall family to conserve the 2,942-acre Marshall Ranch in Humboldt County. The ranch has been in the Marshall family since 1880 and has been sustainably managed for livestock and timber production. Today, the ranch is leased out to an organic grass-fed beef operation.

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TS Ranch

In 2020, the conservation agreement on the 3,496-acre TS Ranch in Yolo County was completed. Located in the hills of the Capay Valley, along Cache Creek near the town of Guinda, the ranch is a mosaic of grassland, chaparral, and oak woodland habitat. It is also home to abundant wildlife species, including red foxes, black-tailed deer, grey squirrels, Swainson’s hawks, Bald eagles, and others.

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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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