The Committee for Green Foothills published a great write-up in their newsletter and on their website, entitled "Saving Sargent Ranch." They will also be hosting an upcoming public event on December 4th in Morgan Hill, on the topic of "What’s at Stake for Sargent Ranch/Juristac," featuring their Legislative Advocacy Director Alice Kaufman, and Valentin Lopez, chairman of the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band. Space is limited, please make sure to RSVP here.
“Committee for Green Foothills has a decades-long history of fighting for Sargent Ranch, and our commitment to preserving this culturally and ecologically unique site has not wavered. The land includes serpentine grasslands, oak savanna, sycamore riparian woodlands, and a unique natural tar spring. It’s home to threatened and endangered species such as steelhead trout, California red-legged frogs, and California tiger salamanders.
Sargent Ranch is also a critical wildlife route, linking the Santa Cruz Mountains with the Diablo Range to the east and the Gabilan Range to the south. Together with Coyote Valley, 25 miles to the north, it is the only viable path for wildlife to migrate into and out of the Santa Cruz Mountains.”