Long a working ranch, Temescal Ranch is one of the largest stretches of private undeveloped land in Los Angeles County. The property’s wild acres of open meadows and rugged mountainous terrain are a haven for rare plants and wildlife like deer, bear, mountain lions, and the endangered California condor. While Temescal sat largely untouched, the rest of LA County rapidly urbanized and the threat of development became all too real, with new residential developments being built ever closer, that’s why Trust for Public Land and the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority worked relentlessly to permanently protect Temescal Ranch for everyone who loves to hike, mountain bike, and spot wildlife. The land sits just 45-minutes from downtown Los Angeles, and future plans for this property include a network of hiking and mountain biking trails.
With more than 6,006 acres permanently conserved for public use, the largest stretch of land ever conserved in Los Angeles County, we are even closer to reaching Californian’s 30×30 plan to protect 30% of the state’s lands, inland waters, and oceans by 2030. It also secures permanent access for local Native American tribes and people that hold this land sacred and have long been denied access to their ancestral homelands.