Landmark News
Landmark News is a quarterly e-newsletter dedicated to information about the 50,000 acres of wildlands and parks on the historic Irvine Ranch. We hope this newsletter inspires you to enjoy this magnificent landscape and get involved in preserving it.
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Newport Bay Naturalists & Friends Newport Bay Naturalists & Friends
Restoring and Preserving the Native Habitat of the Bay

In 2000, two highly respected volunteer organizations - Friends of Newport Bay and Upper Newport Bay Naturalists – merged to form the Newport Bay Naturalists & Friends (NBNF). The merger created a unified and passionate volunteer force whose members work diligently on behalf of beautiful Upper Newport Bay.

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07/18/2009 7:00 AM Wilderness Access Day- Hike and Bike Online Sign-up
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Landmark News is published quarterly by the Irvine Ranch Conservancy.
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The Elusive Trapdoor Spider
The Elusive Trapdoor Spider
Outlives Other Species…Yet Now Struggles to Survive

The California trapdoor spider (Bothriocyrtum californicum) belongs to one of the oldest and most primitive spider groups that includes tarantulas and dates back 200 million years. Among invertebrates...   Read More

Irvine Ranch History
The Legend of Hangman’s Tree
The Legend of Hangman’s Tree

For years, a monument marking the site of one of Orange County's most notorious killings was hidden under a thick blanket of mustard plants and other weeds not far from the Foothill toll road.
It wasn’t until...  Read More

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New Cell Phone Tour of Quail Hill in Irvine

Did you know you can take a private, naturalist-guided tour of Quail Hill Loop Trail in the City of Irvine’s Open Space Preserve any time – simply by using your cell phone? In a first for Orange County recreation, IRC recently launched...   Read More
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