Economic Opportunities

The Rural Planning Area Working Group hosted four workshops in 2004 to explore ideas for enhancing economic sustainability on the ranches. These include conservation easements, ecotourism, Wind Energy Production, low-impact housing, Wood products, value-added beef products, and native seed production.

Participating in the preparation of the RPA was a growing experience. I was forced to think about what I really wanted to see out here (and what I don’t want to see) 20-50 years from now. And that was something that needed to be done.
— Judy Prosser, Bar T Bar Ranch, Diablo Trust president