Tag: conservation

Oakvale Ranch

Oakvale Ranch Mariposa County Oakvale Ranch has been managed by the Preston family as a cattle ranch since the mid-19th century. Located in the Ben Hur area of Mariposa County, Oakvale Ranch is 3,941 acres. Property subdivision and rural residential development are encroaching southward from Highway 140 and the town

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Oak Hills Ranch

Oak Hills Ranch Yolo County Multi-Generational Oak Woodlands Conserved The ranch includes 3,316 acres of rangeland in western Yolo County. The conservation easement protects habitat for migratory bird species such as the threatened Swainson’s hawk, red-tailed hawk and burrowing owl, provides habitat for California red-legged frog, California tiger salamander, and

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Nelson Cattle Ranch

Nelson Cattle Ranch Mariposa County & Merced County Preserving Rangeland, Habitat, & History In July 2002, California Rangeland Trust and The Nature Conservancy completed the purchase of a conservation easement protecting a historic cattle operation on the Nelson Cattle Ranch near Planada in Merced and Mariposa Counties. The 3,861-acre easement

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Mercey Ranches

Mercey Ranches Fresno County & San Benito County The Mercey Ranches are located in the Panoche Valley west of Interstate 5 and due west of Fresno. The ranches contain unplowed grasslands; natural stream courses and waterways; unfragmented open space; corridors for the unimpaired passage of wildlife; natural ecosystems that provide

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Maddalena Ranch

Maddalena Ranch Sierra County Maddalena Ranch is a 743-acre working cattle ranch located in the southwestern part of Sierra Valley, where the California Rangeland Trust has conserved over 29,000 acres. With its open space and scenery, Maddalena Ranch is considered one of the most scenic ranches in the Sierra Nevada

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Lazy K Heritage Preserve

Lazy K Heritage Preserve Merced county Conserving Vernal Pools and Wetlands to Protect Species Habitat The Lazy K Ranch Heritage Preserve is more than just a name, it is a place that is home to a hard-working family who built their treasured ranch from the ground up and now will

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Kester Bear Valley Ranch & Jacalitos Ranch

Kester Bear Valley Ranch & Jacalitos Ranch Fresno County & Monterey County Promoting Regional Conservation & Coordination In 2003, 16,381 acres were conserved on three ranches straddling the Monterey and Fresno County lines. The Kester’s Bear Valley Ranches and Jacalitos Ranch conservation agreements are three cornerstone properties to our Parkfield area

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JS Ranch

JS Ranch Shasta County Preserving a Family’s History While Staving Off Development JS Ranch is a 5,94- acre ranch, owned by George and Christine McArthur, located in the Cascade Range foothills, 10 miles east of Redding. The property has functioned as a working ranch operation since the 1860s. Old Cow Creek

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JK Ranch

JK Ranch Mendoncino County Model for Maximizing Agricultural Sustainability In December 2001, California Rangeland Trust completed this donated easement transaction on a 2,653-acre ranch that will balance cattle grazing and protection of extensive habitat areas with limited vineyard development. The ranch now serves as a model for maximizing the agricultural

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