Friends of the Fiscalini Ranch Preserve

Become a Force for Nature

aka FFRP   |   Cambria, CA   |  http://fiscaliniranchpreserve.org

Mission

Friends of the Fiscalini Ranch Preserve's mission is to protect and sustain the diversity of life and the beauty of the Fiscalini Ranch Preserve for everyone. Our vision is a thriving, everlasting coastal habitat that nurtures wonder and appreciation for generations to come.

Ruling year info

2004

Executive Director

Ms. Kitty Connolly

Main address

PO Box 1664

Cambria, CA 93428 USA

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EIN

91-2161009

NTEE code info

Education N.E.C. (B99)

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Nature Education

Promoting access, appreciation and understanding of the natural bounty of the Ranch is a fundamental goal of FFRP. Educational, docent-led walks on the history, geography, flora, and fauna of the Fiscalini Ranch Preserve are offered throughout the year. Each spring, FFRP puts on a wildflower show, featuring hundreds of local flowers collected by volunteer botanists and wildflower enthusiasts. In addition, FFRP collaborates with local schools to develop and offer educational programs focused on the Ranch, including planting and growing seeds of native plants and trees.

School related field trip walks are available through our docent program. These walks can be tied to earth science curriculum and meet the California Life Science Standards, or even complement local arts programs. We also offer a stewardship program for students. On stewardship walks, a group of trained docents introduce students to the flora, fauna, and geography of the Fiscalini Ranch Preserve.

Most education programs are on hiatus due to covid-19.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children
Adolescents
Preteens
Families

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Our results

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Population(s) Served

Older adults, Seniors

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Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

PRESERVATION
Goal 1 Actively enforce the conservation easement in support of the FFRP Mission and Vision Statement.
Goal 2 Plan and execute conservation and restoration programs that enhance the Ranch’s natural values.

EDUCATION & ACCESS
Goal 3 Plan and execute education and access programs that enhance the Ranch’s value to the public.

COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS
Goal 4 Coordinate with and support the CCSD Ranch Manager to fulfill the Ranch Management Plan.
Goal 5 Establish brand (role) clarity and increased awareness through a focused public relations plan with a small set of Core Messages.

ORGANIZATIONAL CAPACITY
Goal 6 Cultivate participation of members and volunteers to increase program and project effectiveness.
Goal 7 Secure FFRP’s long-term financial stability and growth.

Devote financial resources and volunteer labor to conserve and restore coastal biodiversity and ecosystems.
Take significant action to reduce the degradation of natural habitats, halt the loss of biodiversity and protect and prevent the extinction of threatened species, including the Monterey pine and monarch butterfly.
Promote the implementation of sustainable management of Monterey pine forest (a Red Listed species), restore degraded forests and substantially increase afforestation and reforestation on the preserve.
Significantly reduce the impact of invasive alien species on preserve ecosystems and control or eradicate priority species on the preserve.

Donations and memberships are used to support protection, conservation, and restoration of coastal biodiversity and ecosystems.
A dedicated corps of volunteers reduce the impact of invasive species through manual control.

FFRP protects 437-acres of coastal habitat in the community of Cambria, including rare Monterey pine forest that is an overwintering site for monarch butterflies. Our volunteers have been controlling invasive species for 20 years, converting weed-covered dunes back to coastal sage scrub. We have expanded the extent of the forest by 25% through replanting from locally-sourced seed.

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Friends of the Fiscalini Ranch Preserve

Board of directors
as of 1/20/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mr. John Nixon

Retired

Term: 2021 - 2022


Board co-chair

Mr. Tom Loganbill

Retired

Term: 2021 - 2022

Michael Thomas

Retired

Dianne Anderson

Retired

Bob Detweiler

Retired

Sheryll Ebbs

Retired

Mark Larsen

Retired

Tom Loganbill

Retired

Joyce Renshaw

Retired

Ted Siegler

Retired

Rusty Burns

Mary Maher

Retired

Organizational demographics

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White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
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Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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