• Public, Private Partners Secure Permanent Protection of Banning Ranch

    Los Angeles, CA - Today, the Trust for Public Land (TPL) in partnership with the California Natural Resources Agency (CNRA), Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority (MRCA) and Banning Ranch Conservancy (BRC) announced the completed acquisition of Banning Ranch.

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  • Costa Mesa Council Supports Preservation of Banning Ranch

    A decades-long effort to acquire and preserve Banning Ranch, an oil field near the Santa Ana River, was unanimously endorsed Tuesday by the Costa Mesa City Council, a move conservationists say ... Read Full Article:

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  • $11 Million Award to Permanently Protect Banning Ranch

    Newport Beach, California—The preservation of the Banning Ranch property is one step closer to its funding goal now that the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), through the Department of the Interior, has awarded $11 million toward the acquisition of 384-acres of coastal land in Newport Beach. With the Section 6 grant now confirmed, […]

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  • Conservancy receives $50 million donation for Banning Ranch acquisition

    On Saturday evening, November 2nd, the Banning Ranch Conservancy celebrated the 20th anniversary of the effort to save Banning Ranch at a gala in Newport Beach. At the end of the festive evening, Frank and Joann Randall, a Newport Beach couple known for their contributions to environmental causes and open space preservation, announced a new donation of $50 million dollars to acquire Banning Ranch ...

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  • Public Invited to Join California Coastal Commission on Special Tour

    Huntington Beach, CA - The California Coastal Commission is hosting a tour of the largest parcel of unprotected coastal open space remaining in Orange County. Known as Banning Ranch, the 401-acre stretch of land is located along Pacific Coast Highway between the cities of Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, and Huntington Beach. The public is invited to join this unique excursion, which takes place on Wednesday afternoon, June 11, 2014.

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  • Banning Ranch Conservancy Town Hall

    The Banning Ranch Conservancy will host a Town Hall meeting on Thursday, March 20th at the Costa Mesa Neighborhood Community Center to bring the public up to date on the ongoing efforts to save Banning Ranch from development.  Important new information will be shared!  Come, listen and learn the latest. 

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  • Banning Ranch Conservancy Wins Lawsuit Against Newport Beach City Council

    The Banning Ranch Conservancy, a local non-profit organization dedicated to preserving Banning Ranch as permanent public open space, won its lawsuit challenging the Newport Beach City Council's approval of the Newport Banning Ranch project. In July, 2012, the City Council approved the project proposed by developer Newport Banning Ranch LLC consisting of 1375 residences, a 75 room resort hotel and 75,000 square feet of commercial retail space.

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