Ranch Round Up!
Meeting with old and new friends to celebrate ten years of conservation history at the historic Beale Adobe
Guests met at the one-time home of General Edward Fitzgerald Beale on the southern edge of Tejon Ranch. The adobe was constructed in the mid 1800s.
Families with historic links to the Tejon Ranch like the Cattani, Thomson and Hoss families reminisce about Tejon.
Past and present board members, donors, members and friends catch up with each other under the oaks at the adobe.
Conservancy Chair Joel Reynolds, left, and CEO Bob Reid, right, welcome Conservancy members Sharon Mettler, right and Wendy Hoss.
Conservancy Chair, Joel Reynolds, emceed the event.
Former Conservancy CEO Tom Maloney remembering the early days.
Conservancy Vice Chair Emmy Cattani describes the hard scrabble life of her female forebears, one of whom worked at the adobe for the Beale family.
Former Conservancy Science Director Mike White explains what makes Tejon Ranch biologically important.
Conservancy board member Mike Campeau, Vice President Operations, Tejon Ranch Company, relays a bit of the adobe's history as well as the relationship between the Ranch and the Conservancy.
Gayle Batey, lower center, is surrounded by interns and former interns of California State University, Bakersfield's EPIC program. Gayle is a huge supporter of the program that sees interns get practical, real world experience working for the Tejon Ranch Conservancy. Read more about these interns in this newsletter!
Place settings for a Ranch Round Up tour and picnic in the conifer forest of the Tejon Ranch.
Guests, including Conservancy member James Burrow, foreground, arrive at the White Fir Day Use Area above 6000 Foot Road for the picnic.
Bird watching was an added bonus for this group including Conservancy board member Soapy Mulholland, center.
First timers and others enjoy the rugged beauty of Tejon Ranch.
A Salad Nicoise lunch was prepared by Conservancy Science Manager Ellery Mayence.
California Naturalist and Conservancy Docent Chris Gardner provides a detailed history of the Tejon Ranch for picnickers.