Douglas Ranch

Area: 31 acres

Location: Granite Bay, Placer County

Date Acquired: 2000

Acquisition Type: CNLM holds a conservation easement to protect imperiled species and habitats that exist on the preserve in perpetuity. The preserve is owned by third party.

Key Habitats:  Blue Oak Woodland and Freshwater/Aquatic Wetland.


The Douglas Ranch Preserve was established in 2000 to mitigate for loss of wetland and oak tree habitat resulting from development of the adjacent Douglas Ranch subdivision.  The Center for Natural Lands Management (CNLM) holds a conservation easement over the Douglas Ranch Preserve, protecting thirty-one acres in eleven lots within the Douglas Ranch subdivision in Granite Bay, Placer County.  CNLM monitors for easement and management plan compliance.

Conservation Significance

This Preserve was established for wetland and oak tree mitigation.  CNLM works with the Douglas Ranch Home Owners Association to protect and promote the Preserve’s Conservation Values, including blue oak woodlands and wetlands.  This Preserve contains 6.73 acres of existing seasonal wetlands and 0.96 acres of constructed seasonal wetlands.  Wetland construction took place in the fall of 2000.  The remaining acreage is a mixture of foothill oak woodland and grassland typical of the foothill/Central Valley margin.

Our Work

The Douglas Ranch Home Owners Association is responsible for Preserve management. Management goals for the site are to preserve the sites habitat values through control of invasive weeds and the establishment of firebreaks.

Public Access

Due to the vulnerability of the species and habitats that exist on this Preserve, it is not open to the public.


For more information about Douglas Ranch or Center for Natural Lands Management, please contact Eric Olson, Preserve Manager at or 760.731.7790 extension 206.