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15,000 Acres Protected!


Charles Mountain Ranch                                                       Chalk Mountain Ranch

Fifteen thousand more acres of ranchlands have been protected through a regional conservation easement initiative.  Two local ranch families, the Barnwells of Chalk Mountain Ranch and the Pricer-Fearriens of Charles Mountain Ranch finalized conservation easement projects protecting their ranches from subdivision and development, forever. These participating ranches exemplify how the protection of fish and wildlife habitat can coexist with ranching and sustainable timber management. To date, over 25,000 acres including seven working ranches in Humboldt and Trinity Counties have participated in these working forest conservation easements.

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