Jack and Laura Dangermond Preserve

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Jack and Laura Dangermond Preserve
Dangermond Preserve
Map showing the location of Jack and Laura Dangermond Preserve
Map showing the location of Jack and Laura Dangermond Preserve
Nearest cityLompoc, California
Coordinates34°33′36″N 120°24′07″W / 34.560°N 120.402°W / 34.560; -120.402Coordinates: 34°33′36″N 120°24′07″W / 34.560°N 120.402°W / 34.560; -120.402
Area24,000 acres (9,700 ha)
EstablishedDecember 2017
Governing bodyThe Nature Conservancy

The Jack and Laura Dangermond Preserve is a nature reserve in Santa Barbara County California managed by The Nature Conservancy. The land is host to a variety of wildlife species, as it touches two major terrestrial and two major marine biomes. Animals from both southern and northern California mix territories in this area.[1]


The preserve is in south-west Santa Barbara County, California, with 8 miles (13 km) of along the Gaviota Coast and 24,000 inland acres (9,700 ha). It is adjacent to protected marine areas.[2] The land touches the south and east sides of Jalama Beach County Park.


The preserve was created in 2017 by a donation from Jack and Laura Dangermond.[3] The $165 million donation to The Nature Conservancy to secure the land was the largest the organization has ever received.[4]

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  1. ^ Gibbens, Sarah (22 December 2017). "Rare Swath of Pristine Southern California Coastline Protected". National Geographic. Retrieved January 1, 2021.
  2. ^ "Map". dangermond.maps.arcgis.com. The Nature Conservancy.
  3. ^ "24,000-acre Coastal Ranch preserved by @nature_org at Point Conception with $165 Million Gift from @Esri Founders". www.nature.org.
  4. ^ Helft, Miguel (December 22, 2017). "In Largest Ever Gift To Nature Conservancy, Tech CEO Preserves Pristine Stretch Of California Coast". Forbes. Retrieved January 1, 2021.

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