BRC Strategic Plan for 2023.New Mission & Vision Statements Coming Soon.

BRC will have a new Mission and Vision statements coming soon, as directed by our new Strategic Plan.


The mission of the Banning Ranch Conservancy is to preserve, acquire, conserve and manage the entire Banning Ranch as permanent public open space, park and coastal nature preserve.

(Legacy) VISION

The Banning Ranch Conservancy was founded to protect the 401-acre Banning Ranch property. The land is located in Orange County, California, along Pacific Coast Highway at the mouth of the Santa Ana River, between the cities of Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, and Huntington Beach.

Banning Ranch had been the largest parcel of unprotected coastal open space remaining in Orange County, until it was protected as the Randall Preserve in December 2022.  The Conservancy envisions the land primarily as a coastal nature preserve and public open space with limited recreational facilities. Despite 70 years of oil and gas production on the land, the property has a rich ecosystem with an abundant source of natural biodiversity. Rich in history, and it offers vast opportunities for education, exploration, contemplation, and a variety of visitor-serving amenities.

Some slideshow photos courtesy of Save Newport Banning Ranch.