LAND TRUST PROGRAM (LTP)
Redlands Heritage Trails Alliance
San Timoteo Nature Sanctuary
Trails at 10
Developed Outdoor Education Initiative, Docent Program
City Kids Go Outdoors
Live Oak Canyon Natural Open Space
Emerald Necklace Trail and Scenic Route
Land and Easement Acquisition
The City of Redlands sparkles like a jewel set in the verdant hills and open spaces that surround it. Like a diamond depends on a stunning setting for its ultimate value, the City depends on its “setting” to make it more than “just another city”. Unlike any other city around the Inland Empire—maybe even throughout Southern California—Redlands enjoys a setting of hills, ridges, canyons, citrus groves, and river-bottom land that sets it apart from everywhere else.
These open spaces resound with the history of the peoples who have inhabited this area: the Indians, the Spanish ranchers, the mission fathers, the stage coaches, the Anglo ranchers and farmers.
The Redlands Conservancy explores economically attractive ways to preserve open space, whether agricultural or natural, as another avenue for preserving the historical and cultural heritage of the community.
The Redlands Conservancy Land Trust Program (RCLTP) preserves and enhances the agricultural, historic, and natural assets and areas in and around Redlands, and promotes through education a deeper understanding of and appreciation for open space in a community.
1. To maintain Redlands’ unique cultural and historic identity;
2. To promote cultural, heritage, and recreational tourism;
3. To preserve natural resources;
4. To invigorate the citizens with a healthful approach to living;
5. To preserve the economic benefits of open space;
6. To work through a collaborative, non-confrontational process involving landowners; local, regional, state, and federal organizations and agencies; the City or Redlands; and relevant land conservancies.
1. Partnered with City of Redlands and University of Redlands Center for Environmental Studies to consolidate and create complete data sets of open-space-related information.
2. Presented three workshops to City staff and officials and the public to increase understanding of open space issues.
3. Presented symposium on citrus preservation.
4. Acquired 103 acres, known as Judson-Brown Property, with riversidian sage scrub along Santa Ana River wash
5. Established Redlands Heritage Trails Alliance to promote Redlands' public trails
6. Received a conservation easement on City's San Timoteo Canyon property
7. Established San Timoteo Nature Sanctuary, with management plan
8. Built Bobcat Bowl Amphitheater - Eagle Scout project for Jonathan Stanley, Troop 11
9. Created Trails at 10 Semi-Annual Series of Trail Excursions in and around Redlands
10. Developed Outdoor Education Program
11. Created City Kids Go Outdoors
12. Acquired 232 acres of natural open space in Live Oak Canyon for City of Redlands
13. Developed the Emerald Necklace Trail and Scenic Route
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For information about joining or contributing to this committee,
contact the Executive Director, Sherli Leonard, (909) 389-7810, or