The property is or will be encumbered by a conservation easement as described below.
This rare property presents a unique opportunity to own a slice of natural beauty and a working cattle ranch, about half an hour from the town of Tehachapi and the larger urban area of Bakersfield. The Tehachapi Mountains, situated at the convergence of the Sierra Nevada and Sierra Madre Mountains, contain blue oak woodlands, grasslands, chaparral and pine forests along with great ranching opportunities. Rudnick Ranch is a rare combination of stunning natural beauty and ranching opportunity.
Conservation of this property will preserve a much sought wildlife corridor from the Tejon Ranch, a property that is largely covered by a conservation easement, to the south and two TNC properties, Caliente Ranch and Parker Ranch, to the west, thus connecting the Sierra Madre to the Sierra Nevada mountain ranges.
The property supports a diverse mosaic of oak woodlands (blue, interior live, and scrub oak), sycamore alluvial woodlands, Gray pine woodland, and annual grassland. The area also contains areas of limestone outcrops that may support associated rare animals and plants. The property contains a population of the endangered Bakersfield cactus, and many other rare species have been documented in close proximity, including the yellow-blotched salamander, Swainson’s hawk, Vasek’s clarkia and San Joaquin kit fox.
Final terms of conservation easement to be negotiated with buyer (draft available for review).