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Cowboy Tyrin Prince closes a gate as he works the cattle on the 15,000-acre Tollhouse Ranch, purchased by the Nature Conservancy in a rare coalition of ranchers and environmentalists to create a wildlife corridor.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

Blue oaks dot the 15,000-acre Tollhouse Ranch.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

The Nature Conservancy's E.J. Remson, right, gives a hand crossing a creek to ecologist Zachary Principe, as they check on sensitive habitat such as streams on Bill Parker's 9,600-acre ranch.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

Seeing that his way of life was as endangered as that of the wildlife on his land, Bill Parker sold the development rights to his 9,600-acre ranch in a deal led by the Nature Conservancy.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

Blue oaks dot the 15,000-acre Tollhouse Ranch.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

The Nature Conservancy's senior program manager and leader of the effort to link the three ranches E.J. Remson, right, strolls with conservancy ecologist Zachary Principe at Tollhouse Ranch.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

Cattle roam at Tollhouse Ranch.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

Spring lupine blooms at Tollhouse Ranch.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

Cattleman Bill Parker, left, who sold development rights on his ranch to a coalition of environmentalists, talks with the leader of the wildlife corridor effort, E.J. Remson of the Nature Conservancy.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

A frog hangs out on the Parker ranch.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

E.J. Remson, senior program manager for the Nature Conservancy and leader of the effort to link the three ranches, looks for raptors on the Tollhouse Ranch.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

Deer are among the wildlife on the three ranches now joined as a nature corridor.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

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1 Comment

  1. January 18, 2013, 11:21 pm

    Thankful decision! And it helps to preserve ranching as a way of life while also protecting mountain lion, black bear, golden eagles and other wildlife from any kind of problem. I appreciate all environmentalists and cattlemen who are involve with this.

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