Welcome to the Grizzly Ranch Conservancy. As part of the Grizzly Ranch community, a private mountain golf and recreation development, the Conservancy was created in 2004 to manage waterways, wetlands and wildlife habitat on the property to comply with federal, state and local development permits. Through sound planning and land management, the Conservancy seeks to preserve the unique character and natural environment in and around Grizzly Ranch. It provides property owners of all ages with educational programs including nature studies along Big Grizzly Creek, bird watching excursions, wildflower and wildlife walks, and participation in many conservation and restoration projects.
Recognizing that hiking is a major amenity of the Grizzly Ranch environment and lifestyle experience, Grizzly Ranch Conservancy’s first community priority was to develop a system of interconnected trails to connect the community with open spaces and adjacent public lands to provide residents a variety of ways to enjoy nature while learning about the protection and preservation of natural habitats. More than 5 miles of trails meander through 1,040 acres of spectacular Sierra Nevada terrain, highlighting panoramic views, providing access to Big Grizzly Creek, locations for picnicking, and quiet contemplation, and connecting to the surrounding public lands.
The Conservancy is a community-based nonprofit organization managed by a Board of Directors and an Executive Director. Revenue to fund Conservancy activities is derived from a 1% real estate fee for sales and resales of properties which insures perpetual funding for Conservancy programs and projects.
To preserve the unique character and natural environment in and around Grizzly Ranch; provide for the protection, enhancement, maintenance and management of identified environmentally significant land and waters; protect and restore wildlife habitat; provide open space access; and to promote educational and scientific programs and services for the benefit of present and future generations of property owners at Grizzly Ranch.