You’ll hear how ranching can restore the soil through grazing, 
helping plants, wildlife, water, and air quality in our state.
A short film featuring rancher conservationists in California who share stories of hope, healing, and a better future for the open spaces we love.

What Does California Rangeland Trust Do?

Much of the open space in California is being lost to development.
We help ranchers partner with funders to permanently protect working lands through conservation agreements.
320,000
ACRES FOREVER CONSERVED
20
YEARS OF CONSERVATION
California Rangeland Trust is committed to protecting air, water, wildlife and healthy local food by conserving rangeland and ensuring it will never be developed.

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OPEN SPACES

WILDLIFE

FRESH AIR & WATER

62% of California's undeveloped land is private rangeland.
67% of endangered species spend part of their lives on private rangeland.
85% of California's fresh water runs over ranches.
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ABOUT DIRECTOR CHRIS MALLOY

Chris is a Santa Barbara rancher and world-class surfer. He has been an ambassador, director, and creative for the Patagonia brand for the last 14 years. Chris' films include 180° South, The Fisherman’s Son, and Thicker Than Water. He has directed global ad campaigns for Ford, Jeep, RAM, Coors, and Yeti.

A Common Ground is a passion project for Chris, to tell the story of ranchers who are conserving California’s natural resources and open spaces and why it is so critical to protect our open rangelands.

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