sand hill farm

Quick Facts

Acres: 330
Year Acquired: Ranch ownership transferred to ESF from The Nature Conservancy in 2012.
Ownership: ESF, with two conservations easements (TNC’s Oak Woodlands and WCB’s Santa Cruz tarplant).

Habitats

Brackish marsh, Grassland, Coast live oak woodland, Arroyo willow thickets, Coastal scrub

Restoration Goals

Sustain one of the regions oldest cattle ranches/or a historical cattle ranch.
Manage grassland for native grasses and wildflowers as well as a diversity of grassland dependent animals through a planned cattle grazing regime.
Sustain healthy Coast live oak woodlands.
Control invasive plant species.