Volunteers hiking through Nyland property. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Environment / Nature

Volunteers gather seeds from native plants for post-burn restoration

The group’s goal is to restore ecosystems in San Benito County by reducing the amount of invasive plants.

Cattle dotted hills and valleys in South County. Photo provided by SBALT.

News Release

San Benito Agricultural Land Trust earns national accreditation

Accredited land trusts throughout the United States steward almost 20 million acres of land.

Charolais cattle grazing SBALT’s Rancho Larios Open Space. Photo provided.

News Release

San Benito Agricultural Land Trust applies for national accreditation

The public comment period regarding the application is open until July 9.

Pet Friends board members and volunteers at Be True Cafe: Kristen Wynn, Linda Hilden, PJ Arata, Alexis Winder, and Barb Ament. The organization is participating in the San Benito Gives online auction alongside 40+ nonprofits. Photo courtesy of Pet Friends.


Nonprofits band together for online auction

San Benito Gives fundraiser shifts gears during the pandemic.

Site visit with SBALT and funder at Phil Foster Ranch in San Juan Bautista. Left to right: Landowner Phil Foster (with shovel), Paul Hain, SBALT Board member, Karminder Brown, SBALT contractor, and Elizabeth Palmer, USDA NRCS (funder). Photo by Cathy Summa-Wolfe.


San Benito Agricultural Land Trust on path toward accreditation

SBALT will submit a pre-application for LTA accreditation in March 2021.

Stockers grazing in Paicines in springtime. Photo provided by SBALT.


It’s stocker season in San Benito County

While some ranchers run cattle year-round, others run cattle for part of the year before shipping them to another location.

Katherine and Phil Foster, owners of Phil Foster Ranch (Pinnacle Organically Grown). Photo provided by SBALT.


San Benito Agricultural Land Trust protects 27 acres of Phil Foster Ranch

Mitigation funds protect prime soil for Pinnacle Organically Grown.