Ranching and Resources at Risk
"A true conservationist is a man who knows that
the world is not given him by his fathers
but borrowed from his children." ~Audubon
The California Rangeland Trust has over 400,000 acres of
private rangelands awaiting funding for permanent conservation. These lands
contain some of our State’s most precious resources, treasured landscapes and a
unique ranching culture found nowhere else.
According to 2009 estimates, to fund the current list of projects in
application the Rangeland Trust needs over $400 million dollars. Funding is our
biggest challenge. Our State’s oak woodlands, wetlands, vernal pools,
breathtaking vistas and the heritage and culture of the families who steward
these lands are being threatened. We need your help to bring awareness to
rangeland conservation and help us garner the funds to conserve these vital
Unlike other conservation organizations, the Rangeland Trust has a long list of
landowners who are willing to commit to conserving their land. Private
landowners voluntarily come to us because of the trust we have built with them
and within their community. Additionally, the Rangeland Trust has been tremendously
successful by partnering with other agencies and land trusts throughout California to conserve
precious ranchlands. Continued collaboration with the Wildlife Conservation
Board, the Trust for Public
Land, The Nature
Conservancy and many others will be vital to our State’s conservation goals.
If able to complete the projects in our application files in addition to our
current portfolio, there will be a total of almost 600,000 acres of magnificent
natural areas conserved forever for our next generation to enjoy.
Together we can do it.
Please view our completed and pending projects on the map below, click HERE to view larger image