Hart Ranch


The Projects

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Butte Creek Conservation Projects

Project: Butte Creek Conservation Easement

PArtner: Pacific Forest Trust

Commencing in 2015, the Hart Ranch made the Butte Creek Property subject to and protected under a conservation easement that integrates sustainable timber management and meadow habitat restoration with the Hart Ranch's overall mission of building a sustainable, holistic property stewardship program.

For more information on this venture, please refer to the link listed below:

Historic Ranch Conserved to Protect Water Sources and a Family’s Heritage

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Project: Butte Creek Safe Harbor Agreement

Partner: United States Fish & Wildlife

Signed in June 2019 after a mandatory posting on the Federal Registrar for a public comment period , the Hart’s entered into a Safe Harbor Agreement (SHA) for the Northern Spotted Owl and Gray Wolf. This agreement will bind the signees for a term of 50-years, with the option for extension(s). For the full document, please reference the link to the Federal Register posting below:

Butte Creek Ranch Safe Harbor


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Project: Hart Ranch Little Shasta Consistency Determination

Partner: California Department of Fish & Wildlife

This agreement complements the Little Shasta SHA and allows for further management options best suited for the habitat. For more information on Consistency Determinations, please see the link below:

CDFW Consistency Determinations


Little Shasta Conservation Projects

project: Hart Ranch Little Shasta Safe Harbor AGreement

Partner: National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration; California Department of Fish & Wildlife; National Marine Fisheries SErvice

Working with National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), and National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), the Hart’s entered into a SHA for the survival and recovery of the Southern Oregon / Northern California Coast coho salmon. The Hart Ranch is proud to be managing its farming and ranching activities under the agreement granted by NOAA in February 2018 and recognizes the importance of balancing those activities with wildlife health and habitat enhancement.

Little Shasta Ranch SHA

More coming soon!