Rana Creek Ranch is a historic working cattle ranch encompassing 14,000+ acres in Carmel Valley, California. Located 20 miles inland from the Pacific Coast and 7 miles east of Carmel Valley Village, the property runs from the Tularcitos Mountains on the South to the Salinas Valley on the North.
In 2016, Friends of Rana Creek Ranch, Inc. was created as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization with a mission to acquire, conserve and enhance the working land and habitat of Rana Creek Ranch and to allow people to enjoy, appreciate and share in this valuable ecological asset. The purpose of Friends of Rana Creek Ranch, Inc. is to protect and preserve the Ranch's 14,000+ acres of scenic, environmentally-sensitive land within the Williamson Act from development and continue the property's legacy as both a working cattle ranch and environmental education facility.
With miles of undulating hillsides, grassy meadows and picturesque forests, the Ranch provides a wonderful conservation resource. The Ranch has a plentiful supply of water and natural feed that supports an abundance of wildlife, including black tail deer, wild boar, wild turkeys, mountain lions and all of the other species of birds and small mammals that are indigenous to the area. By protecting its vast open space, the Ranch protects the woodlands and fields, plants, birds, and animals that are essential to balance and biodiversity.