Expanding our Footprint: Introducing Jalama Canyon Ranch

We are excited to share that on April 20th, 2021, following a successful $6 million campaign, White Buffalo Land Trust, Figure Ate's parent non-profit, became the new stewards of Jalama Canyon Ranch near Point Conception, CA. On these 1,000 acres, we will establish a Center for Regenerative Agriculture, which will serve as a connected hub for enterprise development, demonstration, research, training, and education to model the restoration of our ecosystem through agriculture. 

Jalama Announcement_Spring 2021 from White Buffalo Land Trust on Vimeo.


“Throughout history we have struggled to live in balance and harmony with the earth and with each other; yet our shared future rests on our expanding awareness and ability to do so. The community coming together to do this work at Jalama Canyon Ranch is a resounding step forward on this journey.” - Steve Finkel, Founder & President

Thanks to a collaborative, blended capital effort, including conservation funding led by the Land Trust for Santa Barbara County, philanthropic foundations and donors, and a catalytic group of conservation lenders, we've now protected this land in perpetuity. 

Setting the Possibility of Something Even Greater in Motion
The Center will offer opportunities for technical training and apprenticeship programs for current and aspiring land stewards, providing a learning experience rooted in the principles of holistic ecological function, financial accountability, and social equity. 

White Buffalo Land Trust will offer experiential and place-based educational programs focused on empowering people to rebuild the connection between their health and the health of the land through public field days, school adventures, and multi-day workshops. 

Our goal is to remove the barriers to rapid and broad adoption of regenerative principles locally, regionally, and globally and, as a result directly address the climate, biodiversity, community health, and food security challenges we face today.

“Our flagship farm in Summerland is our living laboratory and Jalama Canyon Ranch is our opportunity to show regenerative agriculture at scale, and to work with others who have those types of land holdings to show how a transition to regenerative agriculture is possible.” - Ana Smith, Director of Programs & Engagement 

Next, we're moving into "Phase 2" of the campaign to establish the new Center at Jalama Canyon Ranch. Kicking off in June with a goal of raising $4 million by May of 2022, the campaign will include philanthropy as well as impact investment opportunities focused on agricultural enterprises, infrastructure development, and expanded education, training, and research. 

Something to Feel Good About
Every time you support Figure Ate, you continue to support the expansion of practices that restore the earth and our collective health. 

Learn more and continue to support expansions to this project! Head to www.campaignforjalama.org or email us at campaign@whitebuffalolandtrust.org.