The project is the purchase of a conservation easement over the approximately 5,868-acre Rodden Ranch property; The Trust For Public Land is requesting #1,000,000 in funding from the Sierra Nevada Conservancy's Grant Program to apply towards the purchase. The purpose of the conservation easement is to ensure the Ranch remains in agricultural/grazing uses and to protect the oak woodland values associated with the property. The Ranch is believed to harbor threatened and endangered species such as California tiger salamander and California redleged frog, and several seasonal creeks run through the property.
Acquisition of lands for wildlife conservation purposes. The establishment of agricultural preserves, the making and renewing of open space contracts under the Williamson Act, or the acceptance of easements or fee interests in order to maintain the open space character of the area. The transfers of ownership of interests in order to preserve open space, which consists of the transfers of ownership of interests in land in order to preserve open space, habitat, or historical resources.