Irvine Ranch Conservancy

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Irvine Ranch Conservancy (IRC) in collaboration with Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA), CalTrans, California State Parks, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are improving wildlife connectivity in Orange County’s urban wildlands by enhancing a decommissioned off-ramp in Coal Canyon under the 91 freeway (SR-91). The five-year project was put in …continue reading

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Irvine Ranch Conservancy (IRC) in collaboration with UCI MCRS (Masters in Conservation and Restoration Science) Graduate Students conducted a study in OC Parks’ Limestone Canyon following the 2020 Silverado Fire that looked at the post-fire resiliency of restored coastal sage scrub habitats. On Tuesday, June 7, IRC hosted a live …continue reading

irvine ranch conservancy

Irvine Ranch Conservancy (IRC) is launching work funded by a three-year grant from the California Department of Conservation under the Regional Forest and Fire Capacity Program (RFFC). The grant will allow IRC to expand its collaborative wildfire prevention efforts, in particular working with the County of Orange Area Safety Task …continue reading

irvine ranch conservancy

Irvine Ranch Conservancy (IRC), along with landowners OC Parks, City of Irvine, and City of Newport Beach, are dedicated to their mission of preserving Orange County’s urban wildlands through a variety of science-based programs. IRC’s Monitoring and Research program is a key component of this work, allowing the organization to …continue reading

Irvine Ranch Conservancy (IRC) and its land partners, OC Parks, the City of Irvine, and City of Newport Beach, have taken advantage of the COVID-19 shutdown to make improvements to the Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks and rehabilitate areas damaged by recent wildfires. With over 40,000 acres of land on the …continue reading

Experience five days of virtual bird watching during Irvine Ranch Conservancy’s Migratory Bird social media takeover October 5-9, 2020. Followers will get an up-close look at a variety of different species that visit the Landmarks every year during seasonal migrations. During the winter months in Orange County, the Irvine Ranch …continue reading

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The Orange County Transportation Authority, working in partnership with the Irvine Ranch Conservancy and OC Parks, has helped complete the restoration of nearly 300 acres of natural habitat in the foothills of Orange County. OCTA funded 84 acres of the 293-acre restoration through Measure M, the county’s half-cent sales tax …continue reading