Payne Ranch

Keeping Viewsheds for Public Enjoyment

The ranch encompasses 3,147 acres of forested uplands, oak woodlands, oak savannas, contiguous landscape blocks connecting adjacent Bear Valley Ranch, the BLM’s Cache Creek Natural Area, and Sulphur Creek. The ranch also provides habitat for wildlife and migratory birds, including several threatened and endangered species. The conservation easement was funded by California Wildlife Conservation Board. It was transferred to California Rangeland Trust from the American Land Conservancy.