Mercey Ranches

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 key habitat for native wildlife species, including San Joaquin kit fox, Giant kangaroo rat, blunt-nosed leopard lizard, Nelson’s Antelope squirrel, raptors, native amphibians including California tiger salamander California red-legged frog, and many other species of common and rare plants and animals.