Better Together - Partnership Protect California's Coast
November 18, 2014
The Story of Ten Mile River
Since the early part of last century, the broad, flat coastal plain of Ten Mile River has experienced a radical transformation—from bustling logging camps to a productive wildlife sanctuary. But as early as 2007, the threat of commercial development had a third-generation ranching family struggling to keep the ranch profitable and whole. Between 2007 and 2014, however, some unique partnerships helped the Smith Ranch remain forever protected.
"Were it not for the foresight of our partners, we may have never secured a stake in one of California's most important salmon streams." —D. Porter, The Nature Conservancy