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Tracking measurable success on efforts across California to preserve and connect our Parks & Wildlife Corridors
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Dorrance Family and Conservation Groups Keep Prized Ridgeline in Ranching and Free of Development
Monterey, CA — March 11, 2008 — The Nature Conservancy and a well-known MontereyCounty ranching family have protected Dorrance Ranch, a spectacular 4,300 acre property located on Mt.Toro’s northern ridge. Working closely with the Dorrances, The Nature Conservancy purchased a conservation easement on the ranch to protect it from development, regardless of future ownership, and to ensure that the family’s legacy is preserved for generations to come. Rising up from what John Steinbeck characterized as “The Pastures of Heaven,” Dorrance Ranch is a key part of Monterey’s ranching heritage and one of the County’s most familiar vistas.