Patrick Connolly
Patrick Connolly

Patrick Connolly

Area: 3 Acres

Location: San Joaquin County

Date Acquired: 1994

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: California Annual and Perennial Grassland

Species of Special Interest to CNLM:  San Joaquin Kit Fox (Vulpes macrotis mutica)

Introduction

The Patrick Connolly Preserve was established in 1994 as mitigation for a nearby powerline project.  CNLM holds a conservation easement to protect the Preserve in perpetuity.

Conservation Significance

The Preserve is located within the rolling hills of the eastern Coast Range and set within a larger privately owned cattle ranch.  The Preserve’s habitat consists of annual grassland typical of the area and provides habitat for the San Joaquin Kit Fox (Vulpes macrotis mutica).

Our Work

CNLM holds a conservation easement and is responsible for monitoring the management of the site for the benefit of San Joaquin Kit Fox.  Cattle grazing is used to maintain short grass habitats that are essential for this species.  The purpose of the conservation easement is to help ensure that the property will be retained in perpetuity in open space condition and prevent any use of the property that will impair or interfere with conservation values of the Preserve.

Public Access

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

Contact

For information on Patrick Connolly Preserve or Center for Natural Lands Management please contact Eric Olson, Preserve Manager at eolson@cnlm.org or 760.731.7790 extension 206.