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Effort To Buy, Preserve Thousand Acre Central Coast Ranch Successful

(The Land Trust For Santa Barbara County photo)
The 1000 acre Jalama Canyon Ranch in Santa Barbara County will be preserved after being purchased by a non-profit for $6 million dollars.

Land Trust For Santa Barbara County helps by securing nearly $1.8 million of $6 million dollar purchase price

There’s big news about a campaign to preserve a ranch on the Central Coast. The White Buffalo Land Trust has raised the $6 million dollar needed to buy and preserve the Jalama Canyon Ranch.

It’s a thousand acre ranch four miles south of Lompoc which has hundreds of acres of undeveloped trees, plants, and wildlife habitat. The White Buffalo Trust is planning to operate the ranch as a showcase for sustainable agriculture.

The purchase was made possible with the help of a nearly $1.8 million dollar state agricultural lands conservation grant obtained by the Land Trust For Santa Barbara County.

The Trust is now in the process of trying to raise an additional $4 million dollars to fund facilities and educational programs at the ranch.