San Diego County officially has a new preserve

The Stallcup Preserve (formerly known as the Montecito Ranch Preserve), dedicated to Jerre Ann Stallcup, a visionary, leader, and pioneer in San Diego County Conservation is official!  The Preserve is owned by the Endangered Habitats Conservancy and will be managed in perpetuity.  Jerre retired from CBI in 2018 after 16 years of dedicated service to advance conservation in the United States, Mexico, and Europe and more specifically in San Diego County and northern Baja California, Mexico.  The Stallcup Preserve is a 955-acre preserve located in Ramona, California and is the northern extent of the Ramona Grasslands County Preserve.  The Stallcup Preserve has been conserved for the benefit of species including the federally threatened coastal California gnatcatcher (Polioptila californica californica), federally endangered San Diego fairy shrimp (Branchinecta sandiegoensis), and federally endangered Stephens’ kangaroo rat (Dipodomys stephensi) and natural habitats including grassland, oak woodland, chaparral, coastal sage scrub, and vernal pools.  CBI is proud to have been associated with Jerre for 16 years. We congratulate Jerre for this very special honor in having a preserve named after her. May the Stallcup Preserve continue to flourish as a sanctuary for plants and animals. 

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