Marilyn and Jerry Russell, a Livermore couple, recently put 5,200 acres of rangeland into the California Rangeland Trust, protecting it in perpetuity against commercial development.
Russells Honored for Conserving Ranchland
A retired Livermore schoolteacher and her husband have been named Conservationists of the Year by the California Rangeland Trust for protecting more than 5,200 acres of rangeland in its natural state.
Tim Koopmann: A Voice for Grazing
The Patch Livermore
Tim Koopmann had to adapt to speaking publicly about the value of grazing and land management in order to save the land in his care. The state of California is better and safer because he did.
The Super Bloom Brings A Magical Experience to Keegan Ranch
The Patch Sacramento
This year’s Spring season proved to be an unforgettable one with California’s super bloom showcasing its vibrant colors across the state’s rangelands. Bear Valley in Colusa County—an area known for its spectacular array of beautiful wildflowers— was no exception to this springtime splendor.
Van Vleck Ranch
Good Day Sacramento
Since 1856 Van Vleck Ranch has been here in Sacramento, and we’re checking it out this morning!
Have the Tough Conversations: Koopmann Family Ranch Transfer
Koopmann Ranch will stay in the family for the fifth generation because Tim and his wife, Melinda, are not just talking about succession planning, they are doing it.
Western Affair 2019: Celebrating Cattle, Corks, and Conservation at Wente
California Rangeland Trust is hosting its annual A Western Affair gala this summer, bringing together urban and rural communities to conserve our state’s precious rangelands and the benefits they provide.
Celebration honors conservation agreement protecting Hearst Ranch from development
The San Luis Obispo Tribune
Dozens near Sebastian’s General Store in Old San Simeon Village on Saturday, April 6, to honor the 83,000-acre Hearst Ranch and the 2005 conservation agreement that protects the land.
‘Pictures don’t really do it justice’: Shell Creek may be SLO County’s best wildflower spot
The Sacramento Bee
Visitors have been checking out the wildflowers along Shell Creek Road and Highway 58 for years — but they may not have known the land is actually part of a century-old family ranch.
California Rangeland Trust Holds Gathering: Nonprofit Preserves Ranch Lands Through Conservation Easements
The Patch Santa Monica
The event welcomed guests from both historic and contemporary ranching families to celebrate California’s strong vaquero heritage, the community’s deep connection to open space, and the California Rangeland Trust’s role in keeping our working landscapes just as they are, forever.
Santa Barbara Ranchers: Historic & Contemporary Come Together
The Santa Barbara Independent
On February 21, about 200 guests, many of them ranchers from Santa Barbara and surrounding counties, gathered at the Santa Barbara Club to celebrate and learn more about the California Rangeland Trust (CRT).
California Rangeland Trust announces conservation of land at SkyRose Ranch in South County
California Rangeland Trust announced Thursday 4,987 acres of rangeland on SkyRose Ranch in southern Monterey County will be permanently protected from future development.
Rominger Brothers Farms: A Model of Sustainability & Stewardship
The Patch Sacramento
Bruce and Rick Rominger are fifth-generation farmers and ranchers in Yolo County who steward the land, contributing to the local food scene.
Calaveras High School agricultural students get a taste of “farm to fork”
In September, Calaveras High School agricultural students were given the opportunity to take a unique field trip, which included a tour of a local farm and Raley’s supermarket, to gain an overall understanding and taste of the “farm-to-fork” process.
Local Boys & Girls Clubs Enjoy Outings To Ranch & Raley’s
The Patch Rohnert Park-Cotati
Youngsters from Central Sonoma Co. got educational tour with visits to a Raley’s supermarket and Oak Ridge Angus ranch in Calistoga.
California Director Documents Rangeland Conservation in New Film
CALIFORNIA — A new documentary by a California director explores how residents can protect the Golden State’s open spaces through restorative grazing, carbon storage, renewable energy, wildfire prevention and other practices.
New film celebrates environmental benefits of cattle grazing
Cattle grazing is a critical component to sustainable and regenerative land management. A new film will show viewers how.
Short film ‘A Common Ground’ delves into rangeland preservation
Conservation is key for so many ranchers. The California Rangeland Trust wants to help spotlight that fact — and to show that rangelands can help heal our planet — with its short film titled, “A Common Ground.”
California Rangeland Trust protecting ranches through use of conservation easements
The Bakersfield Californian
The product of a successful collaboration between ranchers and environmental groups, the California Rangeland Trust is protecting from development 320,000 acres of privately owned rangeland in California — more than 2,000 of those acres in Kern County. Through the use of conservation easements, it is ensuring these lands will remain open rangeland in perpetuity.
Program Teaches Kids Where Food Comes From
The California Rangeland Trust partnered with Raley’s Family of Fine Stores to host an educational tour for Sunol Glen Elementary sixth grade …
Sinton family preserves 12000-acre ranch near Pozo
The San Luis Obispo Tribune
The Sintons partnered with the California Rangeland Trust, the Wildlife Conservation Board and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation to …
Avenales Ranch in Santa Margarita is now part of the 300,000 acres of land conserved by the California Rangeland Trust. Its protection was ensured by a conservation easement—a voluntary legal agreement between a landowner and a land trust that permanently limits uses of the land in order to protect its conservation values.
The California Rangeland Trust: Protecting Land and Preserving Western Heritage
There are reasons why you should care and support the California Rangeland Trust. Without conserving and preserving California ranching heritage we will lose the quality of our Golden State’s rangeland air, water, wildlife habitat and local food supplies… now and for future generations.