As vast as it is beautiful, the wildlands and parks comprise more than half of the historic 93,000-acre Irvine Ranch. Nearly 40,000 acres of open space on the historic Irvine Ranch have been designated a Natural Landmark by both the State of California and the U.S. Department of Interior. This honor recognizes the exceptional value of these lands to California and the entire nation. The open space of the Natural Landmark is part of the 50,000 acres of wildlands and parks preserved on The Irvine Ranch.
The wildlands and parks are home to hundreds of species of native plants and animals, and features terrain including rugged mountains, rolling grasslands, shady oak woodlands, and sandy beaches. The Irvine Ranch Conservancy works with landowners and other partners to help care for these lands. The Conservancy focuses on two priorities: planning and managing the long term preservation of native habitats and species, and bringing people and nature together through public access, education and other programs.
For more information, visit www.irlandmarks.org