The conserved lands at Tejon Ranch are an incredible living laboratory in which to study diverse, relevant conservation issues and to train future conservationists, resource managers, and scientists. Since the Tejon Ranch Conservancy was formed in 2008, the research that that we have facilitated at Tejon Ranch has resulted in more than 30 peer-reviewed publications, and more are in the works. This pace of nearly three publications on average each year is a testament to the important role Tejon Ranch can play in furthering our scientific understanding of the world around us. Moreover, forty-six students received their graduate degrees based on work conducted at Tejon Ranch, including nine PhD dissertations, ten master's theses, and an amazing thirty students participating in six different Group Masters projects at the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management at UC Santa Barbara. In addition to the Bren School, academic institutions represented at Tejon include UC Santa Barbara, UC Berkeley, CSU Bakersfield, Claremont Graduate University, CSU Northridge, San Diego State University, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Colorado State University, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. An impressive list of universities indeed! The Conservancy’s facilitation of high-end research has proven to be a valuable role, and we hope that you’ll agree by continuing to support the Conservancy’s Science Program! 

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