Tag: rangeland conservation

View of the ACWMA Ranch

Alameda County Waste Management Authority Ranch

The Alameda County Waste Management Authority (ACWMA) Ranch is a working cattle ranch that contains the perfect habitat for endangered species like the San Joaquin kit fox, burrowing owl, California red-legged frog, California tiger salamander, and many others. The property has been owned by ACWMA since the early 1990’s.

In 2018, California Rangeland Trust partnered with Golden Hills Ecological Preserve to develop a mitigation agreement on the ranch

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Wind turbines on Sweet Ranch

Sweet Ranch

The Sweet Ranch is a working cattle ranch nestled on low, rolling hills coated in nutrient-rich grasses that are perfect for cattle grazing. The ranch has been owned by the Sweet family since 1915 when they purchased it from Sanford University. Several generations later, the property is still home to the Sweet family, their cattle operation, sheep, and grain crops. The ranch provides critical habitat for federally listed species including the San Joaquin kit fox, California red-legged frog, and tiger salamander, as well as the American badger and the burrowing owl. To mitigate potential negative impacts to these important species, the Sweet family worked with California Rangeland Trust to not only conserve the ranch, but to enhance its wildlife habitat.

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Cattle graze on Roadrunner Ranch in San Benito County

Mitigation Project in San Benito County Protects 500 acres of Habitat on Working Cattle Ranch

(HOLLISTER) – Today, the California Rangeland Trust announced the permanent conservation of the 548-acre Roadrunner Ranch in San Benito County.
When utility companies perform construction projects or maintenance activities, they often need to mitigate for potential disturbances or losses to threatened or endangered species habitat by conserving a similar landscape in the surrounding area. Developed in accordance with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, the conservation agreement on the Roadrunner Ranch is designed to help offset potential habitat impacts in 34 Northern California counties as part of Pacific Gas & Electric’s (PG&E) Multiple Region Habitat Conservation Plan.

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