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Vision and Values

Values The Tejon Ranch Conservancy is guided in all that we do by this core set of values. Conservation Science Developing and applying the best available conservation science is our foundation for managing, restoring and protecting the native biodiversity and ecosystems. Independence The Tejon Ranch Conservancy is committed to maintaining our independence to ensure the integrity of our actions. Collaboration The Tejon Ranch Conservancy was born out of an extraordinary collaboration of conservation groups and the Tejon Ranch Company. We seek to continue in that spirit by proactively seeking partnerships on key elements of our work. Openness The Tejon Ranch Conservancy is committed to a culture of openness in our activities and our decisions. Vision Located at the intersection of four ecological regions and between large tracts of public and private conservation land, the Tejon Ranch Conservancy is key to sustaining California’s biodiversity.   By developing state-of-the-art conservation science and land management principles on this working ranch, the Conservancy will lead the way in understanding and protecting the exceptional biodiversity, ecosystems, and movement of wildlife throughout this vast region. Ultimately, the Conservancy’s impact will reach far beyond the Ranch through our public access programs. Current and future generations of Californians will explore the Ranch. Students and researchers will be provided with a natural laboratory to deepen their knowledge of the ecological significance of this extraordinary area. And those who maintain traditional land-use practices in working landscapes will have an opportunity to balance these uses with the conservation and restoration strategies we develop collaboratively. Providing environmental education and public access is vital to fostering an appreciation of wild places and all that they provide for us.