$11 Million Award to Permanently Protect Banning Ranch 

 September 28, 2021. 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), Read More…

Banning Ranch One Step Closer to Becoming Coastal Public Park with $8 million State Grant

June 15, 2021. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife granted $8 million toward purchasing the land. 

A Public Park with Ocean Views to Blossom on an Oil Patch

High atop the coastal bluffs of Newport Beach, where homes in exclusive neighborhoods list for an average of $3 million, an active oil field of rusting pump jacks, brine tanks, and winding dirt roads is giving conservationists new hope for an “immense” and publicly accessible green space.

Large Donation Helps Fund Bid for Banning Ranch

Jan 1, 2020. Steve Ray and Frank Randall were recently interviewed by Spectrum News 1 and their interview is currently in rotation on that channel. Spectrum doesn’t list interview guests or show times on their Guide, but you can catch it by taping one of their news segments. You can also click on the link above to watch the interview on your computer. Enjoy!

UN Report: Nature’s Dangerous Decline ‘Unprecedented’

May 6, 2019. Species Extinction Rates ‘Accelerating.’ One million species threatened with extinction.

An Historic Win for California’s Coast and Ocean

June 7, 2018. The passage of Proposition 68 shows that voters can and will unite to preserve our future and natural resources.

Newport Banning Ranch to pay conservancy $1.25 million in attorneys’ fees in lawsuit settlement
March 29, 2018. The would-be developer of Banning Ranch will pay the Banning Ranch Conservancy $1.25 million in attorneys’ fees in a settlement of a lawsuit the conservancy filed…

$1.25 million settlement reached in Newport’s Banning Ranch development dispute
March 18, 2018. The conservancy that successfully sued to block the Banning Ranch coastal development in Newport Beach will receive $1.25 million in legal fees from the developer…

The Battle Over Banning Ranch Isn’t Done.
April 4, 2017. “What’s the developer’s next move?”

Banning Ranch Conservancy wins California Supreme Court case.
March 30, 2017. “The unanimous decision was another major setback for the project, which was denied in 2016 by the California Coastal Commission.”

Thank an Environmentalist, commentary by Terry Welsh.
June 3, 2015. “Open space doesn’t happen by accident. Behind every open-space success story, there is a group of dedicated environmentalists.”