Tag: conservation

California’s Super Bloom Brings a Magical Experience to the Keegan Ranch

On Saturday, April 20, over 100 guests stopped to smell the flowers during a tour of the Keegan Ranch. Hosted by California Rangeland Trust and ranch owner Jim Keegan, the event was sponsored by Raley’s as part of the “Where Your Food Grows and Grazes” program. It is designed to bring the farm to-fork movement to life for children and families from both urban and rural areas, and it gives them a unique opportunity to connect to healthy food and the land and people who produce it.

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Tim Koopmann: A Voice for Grazing

From Tim Koopmann’s ranch in Alameda County, he has watched the city grow. A shadow encroaching on the green hills, urban expansion has scratched at his horizon as long as he can remember. His small stretch of land is 50 miles from San Francisco, between Livermore and Fremont, right smack in the middle of one of the state’s most rapidly-developing regions. He’s been fighting for these open spaces all his life, battling pressure from developers, declining cattle prices, drought, enormous tax penalties triggered by the deaths of his father and grandfather, and negative public opinions against grazing.

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Orvis Ranch

Orvis Ranch Calaveras County & Stanislaus County Progress & Preservation in Harmony with Nature On March 31, 2006, Bruce and Roma Orvis entered into a conservation easement agreement with California Rangeland Trust that ensures the 2,563-acre Orvis Ranch will forever remain the same. Situated in the rolling foothills, the property

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Yolo Land & Cattle Co.

Yolo Land & Cattle Co. Yolo County In March 2005 Yolo Land & Cattle Company and the California Rangeland Trust finalized a conservation agreement that will preserve 6,983 acres of ranchland in Yolo County.  The California Wildlife Conservation Board and the Great Valley Center provided funding for the land conservation

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Walker North Ranch

The historic 400-acre Walker Ranch in Contra Costa and Alameda Counties, home to the Walker family, the California tiger salamander, San Joaquin Kit Fox, western burrowing owl and the California red-legged frog, was forever protected in 2013 thanks to the teamwork of the family, an energy solutions company, and the California Rangeland Trust. Through this unique partnership, the Walker family will continue to operate the ranch they love, and the species the ranch supports will benefit from good land management practices.

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Preuschoff Ranch

Preuschoff Ranch Madera County Conserving Oak Woodlands for Future Generations On May 3, 2007, California Rangeland Trust placed a conservation easement on 2,305 acres of the Preuschoff Ranch forever preserving a family’s way of life and a piece of California’s western heritage. The transaction fulfills the desire of the ranch

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V6 Ranch

V6 Ranch Fresno County & Monterey County Matching Rancher Needs with Conservation California Rangeland Trust worked with the landowner and The Trust for Public Land on the acquisition of this 17,000-acre conservation easement, the centerpiece of our Diablo Range Project. The Varian family requested that California Rangeland Trust become the

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