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The Irvine Ranch Conservancy was established in 2005. It is a non-profit, non-advocacy organization, created to help care for the 50,000 acres of permanently protected wildlands and parks on the historic Irvine Ranch. The organization works with its partners to enhance the public's appreciation, understanding and connection to the land, while helping other land owners and managers with all aspects of stewardship. We aim to achieve the best possible balance of preservation and public participation. The Irvine Ranch Conservancy partners with outstanding volunteers to conceptualize, plan and implement numerous activities for public enjoyment of the open space we manage; and to care for the land that we've been entrusted to protect.
Working with all landowners and partners who share our bold vision, we participate in land and community stewardship planning, biological monitoring, data collection, We operate with the following principles:
- Conservation Science - Four fundamental goals of conservation biology drive our evaluation, decisions and actions: Ensure that the full range of species and habitats are adequately represented; Maintain viable populations of species; Sustain key ecological processes; Guarantee resilience to disturbance and long-term change.
- Support: Commitment, empowerment, responsibility and accountability of individuals will be the backbone of our collective success.