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Conservation Buyer Program

Property Listing

Tollhouse Ranch

California, Kern County

Size: 14,945 acres
Price: $7,475,000

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.


Primary Conservation Objectives

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.

Biodiversity Highlights

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.

Easements and Restrictions

Final terms of conservation easement to be negotiated with buyer (draft available for review).




Additional Photos

Late season wildflowers under blue oaks.  © E.J. Remson/TNC

Entrance to the Tollhouse Ranch   © E.J. Remson/TNC

Spring Grasslands  © E.J. Remson/TNC

Late Season Grasslands  © E.J. Remson/TNC

Late Season Grasslands Other View  © E.J. Remson/TNC


The Tehachapi Linkage and the location of the Tollhouse Ranch.  © E.J. Remson/TNC


For more information, please contact:

Bill McDavid

Hall and Hall

319 West Pine Street

Missoula, MT 59802


Office: 406-542-3762

Mobile: 406-360-3141

Fax: 406-542-3763





Pete Clark

Clark Company Ranch Real Estate

1031 Pine Street

Paso Robles, CA 93446


Office: 805-238-7110



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