California's Imperial Valley

California's Imperial ValleyPhoto credit: TPL Staff

We have protected over 1,500 acres of prime agricultural land in California's Imperial Valley, preserving local, land-based jobs in one of the state's most severely economically disadvantaged areas. 

The property consists of three non-contiguous ranches (Westside, Mammoth and Highline), all of which are located in the Imperial Valley near the U.S.-Mexico border in southern California. Currently operated as citrus and date palm plantations, the ranches provide a meaningful economic boost to the local agricultural economy, while supporting the families of the mostly migrant labor force. The ranches are also located near the Naval Air Facility-El Centro and within this installation's Military Influence Area. The head of the REPI program at Naval Facility Southwest requested TPL's services to protect these three ranches from encroaching and incompatible development, mostly in the form of residential housing and geothermal activity.

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Since 1972, The Trust for Public Land has protected more than 3.3 million acres and completed more than 5,400 park and conservation projects.