What’s on our horizon
The vast majority of Tejon Ranch will remain wilderness and working ranch, where cowboys still herd cattle, and orchards and vineyards still yield their bounty. But we’ve begun developing, responsibly, a small percentage of our land to benefit today’s Californians.
After 175 years or so, every project still begins with the same question: “Is this good for the land?” Tejon Ranch is a California treasure in remarkable condition — but not from being untouched. This is working land. Cared for with intention, and principles of good stewardship that inspired the creation of huge conservation areas. Plant and animal species conservation plans. Groundwater basins that are in safe yield. And environmentally sensitive practices, including water conservation in our ranching, farming and real estate operations. This approach is now guiding the thoughtful development of new communities to help solve California’s housing crisis. All communities will feature state-of-the-art water conservation measures, reclaimed water for irrigation, stormwater capture, and drought-tolerant landscaping.
We voluntarily agreed to develop only a small portion of our property, leaving hundreds of square miles of open land, where trees and other vegetation store 3.3 million tons of carbon. That’s like taking 2.5 million cars off the road for a year.