Irvine Ranch Conservancy brings together comprehensive ecological knowledge, educational expertise, and land management experience necessary to help Southern California’s urban wildlands thrive. We are wholly dedicated to ensuring that lands and waters under our care — and the species and habitats they contain — remain healthy and resilient.
Since our founding, we have restored over 2,000 acres of native habitat, built and maintained 160 miles of trails, and trained thousands of volunteers to become experts, leaders, and advocates for the health of local wildlands. Our organization has grown from just a few employees in the early years to a team of nearly 50 staff charged with managing and protecting these local treasures while enabling people to enjoy and connect with the land in environmentally responsible ways.
Irvine Ranch Conservancy, a 501(c)3 non-profit, was founded with the support of an initial major donation from Irvine Company and its Chairman Donald Bren, part of $50 million the Company has contributed more broadly for conservation and public enjoyment of the land. This investment helps guarantee that the precious natural resources found here remain cared for and enjoyed to the highest standards.