ARC Expands El Dorado Ranch Holdings Featured

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This December ARC signed a Purchase Agreement to acquire another 5,247 acres of Blue Oak woodland savanna south of El Dorado and west of Highway 49. In 2013-14, ARC acquired a 2,139 acre portion of this ranch fronting the Main Fork of the Cosumnes River. The acquisition of this contiguous landscape would create the largest, contiguous block of protected Blue Oak Woodland in El Dorado County - a Preserve of over 7,385 acres and help preserve the quantity and quality of water flowing downstream to the San Francisco Bay Delta.

The vast majority of this proposed acquisition is classified as Priority Conservation Lands within El Dorado County's Oak Woodland Management Plan. The fund raising effort for this acquisition will be formidable and may take 1-2 years. In Spring, 2017 ARC will host a number of tours and family outings highlighting the extraordinary vistas of the Central Valley, the historic Miller Ranch Homestead and the classical Blue Oak woodland habitat spread throughout this sizable ranch.

For the past 27 years, ARC has been successful in acquiring and protecting high value riverfront habitat, trails, and scenic vistas within the upper American and Cosumnes River watersheds. ARC has completed over 100 acquisition and restoration projects protecting and enhancing 25,000 acres of river front and upland habitat and scenic trail corridors.

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