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About the Ranch

The San Rafael Valley was identified in the early 1970s as a proposed natural area because it represented one of the finest stands of native grassland in the State.

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Programs & Events

New programs and events are added to the park calendar each month. Check back right here for the latest news and for San Rafael State Natural Area.

About the Preserve

Cattle ranching has been the predominant activity in the San Rafael Valley for approximately 175 years. The valley’s pristine condition is due largely to the land stewardship by the ranchers.

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