Funding for this project will be used for the acquisition of a conservation easement in perpetuity over approximately 1,729 acres of land commonly known as Wright Ranch, located in the County of Madera, California. This project will result in the permanent conservation over one mile of the Fresno River and the riparian ecosystem, oak woodland/savannah, grassland, and forest habitats that support many species including foothill yellow-legged frog, western pond turtle, golden eagle, yellow warbler, pallid bat, ringtail, porcupine and other Species of Greatest Conservation Concern, while also preserving current instream flows which augment the San Joaquin River flows.
Sierra Foothill Conservancy
Objectives are to: eliminate the threat of fragmentation, development or conversion, permanently protect fish and wildlife habitat to enhance climate adaption and connectivity for a climate resilient wildlife corridor, protect over a mile of the Fresno River, its headwaters and tributaries, springs, stream flows and water quality on and downstream of the property, through the purchase of a conservation easement and 37 development rights on the 1,729 acre Wright Ranch, protecting an important watershed, fish and wildlife habitat, and corridor, including over a mile of the Fresno River.
Acquisition Easement, Restoration
Project Benefits a Disadvantaged Community (or SDAC):