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Mitigation Project in West Roseville Marries Land Conservation with Residential Development

(ROSEVILLE, CA) – Today, the California Rangeland Trust announced the permanent conservation of 87 acres of open space in West Roseville, known as the Creekview Northern Preserve. The Rangeland Trust partnered with the land development and homebuilding company Anthem United who funded the conservation easement on the property to mitigate potential environmental impacts associated with the development of the 500-acre Winding Creek Community, a new residential area being constructed nearby.

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GROUNDBREAKING ECOSYSTEM SERVICES STUDY RELEASED

We are thrilled to announce the release of new ecosystem services research showing the long-term benefits of land conservation. The study has found that working lands conserved by the Rangeland Trust provides $1 billion in environmental benefits annually, and Rangeland Trust conservation easements return $3.47 for every dollar invested.

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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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PASSING THE REINS

Big changes are happening at the California Rangeland Trust. After twenty years of service, CEO Nita Vail will leave her position at the end of April, passing the reins to Michael Delbar, who has been with the Rangeland Trust for ten years and currently serves as its chief operating officer.

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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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Jack Ranch

The solar project on the Jack Ranch, owned by the Hearst Corporation, serves as a groundbreaking model for clean energy production, innovative land management, and stewardship by generating enough clean energy to power 100,000 homes.

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Epperson Place Ranch

The Keegan family acquired the Epperson Place Ranch in 1944, and in 2011, the Rangeland Trust worked with the family to conserve the 1,547-acre property located in Colusa County’s magnificent Bear Valley. The ranch boasts open grassland, blue oak and foothill pine woodland which provides foraging habitat for resident and wintering raptors, migratory birds, deer, Tule elk and the occasional bear.

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Avenales Ranch

In September 2017, the California Rangeland Trust, along with funding partners the Wildlife Conservation Board and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, conserved the Avenales Ranch in San Luis Obispo County. The 12,284-acre ranch is known for its bountiful wildlife, watersheds, rich history, and family legacy. It is home to six generations of Sinton ranchers, three of whom are still running the ranch.

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