Welcome To The Banning Ranch Conservancy
Banning Ranch is a 401-acre area of wetlands and coastal bluffs in West Newport Beach where the Santa Ana River meets the Pacific Ocean. It is the last large parcel of unprotected coastal open space remaining in Southern California, and is the central element of the proposed Orange Coast River Park, which, when realized, will achieve a significant linkage of open spaces and wetlands. Banning Ranch supports a mix of coastal wetland, riparian woodland, coastal bluff sagescrub, shortgrass grassland, and vernal pool communities that are without parallel anywhere in Orange County.
At least six wildlife species listed as threatened or endangered have been documented on Banning Ranch: San Diego Fairy Shrimp, Light-footed Clapper Rail, American Peregrine Falcon, Least Bell’s Vireo, California Gnatcatcher and Belding’s Savannah Sparrow. In an era where nearly all remaining privately owned open space in Orange County is being developed, Banning Ranch is truly a gem and deserving of being called “Nature’s last stand.”
Banning Ranch News
Save Banning Ranch 20th Anniversary Gala!!!
Banning Ranch Conservancy is Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the effort to Save Banning Ranch and YOU are Invited to Join the Festivities!
Please join us for a delicious dinner, a great program, engaging speakers, honorees, awardees, exciting announcements and inspiring music at a lovely waterfront venue. Plus fabulous Live and Silent Auctions!
When: Saturday, November 2, 2019
Time: 6:00 to 9:30 pm
Where: Marina Park
1600 Balboa Blvd, Newport Beach
What better way is there to spend a fall evening.
And what better way to permanently Save Banning Ranch!
Thank you for your continuing support. We look forward to seeing you at our 20th Anniversary Gala!
Banning Ranch Conservancy Board of Directors
WHAT YOUR SUPPORT ALLOWS US TO DO
NEWS / MEDIA
Species Extinction Rates ‘Accelerating.’ One million species threatened with extinction.
The passage of Proposition 68 shows that voters can and will unite to preserve our future and natural resources
$1.25 million settlement reached in Newport’s Banning Ranch development dispute
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…