The Torrance Ranch Preserve was acquired by The Nature Conservancy in 1999 and is the Conservancy’s first restoration project in the Oasis Valley. The goal of restoration at this site is to re-create a functioning ecosystem in an area that had been affected by over 100 years of human activity.
The restoration approach developed at Torrance Ranch has been successful in attracting local and migratory birds and in supporting native amphibians, fishes and thriving native plant communities. The work being done here has become a model for how to create and sustain wetland habitats and is being implemented at additional sites in the Oasis Valley including the Parker Ranch, the Spicer property, Crystal Springs complex and others.
As the natural communities recover at The Nature Conservancy’s Torrance Ranch Preserve and other locations along the Amargosa River, they are becoming a unique destination in southern Nevada – a place of natural beauty and diversity for animals and people alike.
How can I be a part of what is next?
To become a member of The Nature Conservancy, make a contribution, or to volunteer, please go to: www.nature.org/nevada or call 775.322.4990
The Torrance Ranch Preserve will open to the public on May 19, 2012. Check back to this page for more details, or click here to get details on joining us for the public opening celebration.
Take US-95 north from Las Vegas to Beatty. From Beatty, continue north on US-95 for 7.3 miles and take a right turn onto Oleo Road (this is a dirt road) where you will see a gate and “The Nature Conservancy / Torrance Ranch” sign to your left. Proceed through gate, close gate behind you and continue north on dirt road and bear right after approximately 1/10th mile. Follow Oleo Road for roughly another 1/10th mile to parking/trailhead area.