Ratto Ranch Earth Day Wildflower Walk
Date(s) - 04/22/2023
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Ratto Ranch Earth Day “Wildflower Walk” on Table Mountain-
On April 22, the public will have an opportunity to visit this private ranch. The Tuolumne County Land Trust and Mother Lode Land Trust are hosting the event which will showcase Table Mountain and other features on the 240-acre property. The unique wildflowers, vernal pools, and geology will be explored along with the ranch operations and film history. The event begins at 10 AM at 10500 Ratto Road and will end at 3pm. Glen White and Jeff Tolhurst, from Columbia College, will join other topic experts in guided tours of the property.
Come prepared for a moderate hike and the weather. Bring your camera, sturdy shoes (that may get wet), a lunch, water, and other needed personal items. Please carpool if possible, since parking is limited. There will be no charge for this family-friendly event, but donations are welcome. Please arrive before 10am for the registration and orientation.
Ratto Ranch is located about 2 miles from Sonora in the Shaws Flat area. Take Jamestown Rd. to Ratto Road. The ranch is at the end of the paved road, about 1/2 mile. Call or Brian at 209.743.2033 with questions.
Ratto Ranch Conservation Easement-
Since 1985, the Tuolumne County Land Trust (TCLT) has been working to protect special places in Tuolumne County. In 2014, TCLT completed a conservation easement protecting the natural, agricultural, and historic values of the Ratto Ranch. The organization completed a video about this project and the benefits of conservation easements. This 15 minute video is available for presentation by request and is available for sale.
TCLT is an all-volunteer organization with non-profit (501c3) status. The board of directors meet monthly, on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. TCLT currently has openings to serve on the board of directors. The organization relies on donations and volunteers to accomplish its mission. If you are interested, please contact the land trust at; email@example.com or phone (209) 743-2033.
Brian Kermeen, President
Tuolumne County Land Trust