Walt Denson

Get Outside

JMLT acquires land so that you can enjoy it. The special places under our care offer miles of trails for casual exercise, strenuous hiking, wildlife viewing, dog walking, cycling, and horseback riding. From soaring ridgelines to quiet valleys, you’ll experience the East Bay’s diverse ecosystems. Awaiting you are countless excursions to oak woodlands, wide open grasslands, trickling creeks and streams, saltwater tidal marshes, and delightful meadows of seasonal wildflowers.

Whatever you have time and energy for, there is a place for you. Remote Carr Ranch and Fernandez Ranch take you far from the hustle and bustle of daily life — here you can be deliberately and delightfully “lost” in East Bay wilderness. Nearby Batwing, Bodfish Preserve, and Stonehurst offer nature at your doorstep — quiet spots in lovely woods tucked in and among suburban neighborhoods. From the hilltops of Painted Rock, Acalanes Ridge and the heights along Franklin Ridge you’ll experience sweeping views of Mount Diablo, Suisun Bay, and the rolling hills and valleys that epitomize the East Bay’s scenic beauty. The pathways of soon-to-open Pacheco Marsh will lead you through a thriving saltwater marsh ecosystem right up to the Bay shoreline itself.

At the heart of our mission is protecting land for public use and enjoyment. Time to get outside!

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