Agricultural Conservation Easement
495 Acres, Established 2000
Access: Private property. No public access.
Conservation Values: Agricultural productivity, scenic views, and wildlife and plant habitat.
The Wild Rock Ranch Agricultural Easement became a reality at the end of December 2000. A gift from the Paine Family, the 495-acre Easement is designed to keep the property in productive open space as a working ranch. It is contiguous to the Quail Ranch and Garden Bar Preserve.
The cattle ranch is considered a “working landscape.” In addition to scenic vistas, Wild Rock Ranch provides jobs and supports local food production. The owners have provided for a future option of building a home, in a specified area, on the range land.
The hundreds of acres of well-managed pastures provide an extra bonus for area wildlife. The property contains several large ponds, riparian corridors and great areas of oak woodlands.