A Visual Aftermath of the Silverado Fires

Exploring the Irvine Ranch Conservancy in its restoration efforts

A HISTORIC SITE. The Irvine Ranch has a deep and rich history first established by the Irvine family to be slowly developed into the urban sprawl it is known as today. Established In 2005, the Irvine Ranch Conservancy works to protect and maintain the open natural spaces from encroaching development and neglect. The Ranch’s 30,000 acres are publicly owned and operated.

The Irvine Ranch’s natural landmarks span across 40,000 acres from the Cleveland National Forest to the coasts of Laguna Beach and are home to hundreds of different species. In late October, these sites were threatened by fires that impacted around 13,000 acres of open space, according to communication manager for the Irvine Ranch Conservancy, Scott Graves. Now the Irvine Ranch Conservancy group has turned its efforts to helping heal the land.