Tejon Ranch Conservation Agreement Receives California Environmental Honor

From Tejon Ranch press release:

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (October 1, 2009, 11:40 a.m.)–Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger announced today that the Tejon Ranch Conservation and Land Use Agreement has won the Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award in recognition of the conservation pact signed by Tejon Ranch Company and America’s leading conservation and environmental organizations: Audubon California, Endangered Habitats League, Natural Resources Defense Council, Planning and Conservation League, and the Sierra Club.

The award specifically recognizes Robert A. Stine, President and CEO of Tejon Ranch Company, and Eneas Kane, President and CEO of DMB Associates, Tejon Ranch’s partner in its Tejon Mountain Village development, for their leadership in negotiating the Agreement.

Past winners of the award in this category include the Hearst Ranch Conservation Project and the Irvine Ranch Land Reserve Trust. Pardee Homes, one of Tejon Ranch’s partners in the development of the community of Centennial, won in 2005 in the category of Sustainable Practices for its “Living Smart” green building program.

[The award announcement comes days before a special hearing of the Kern County Board of Supervisors to vote on approving the Tejon Mountain Village project. The hearing is on Monday, Oct. 5 at 9 a.m. in the Supervisors' chambers, 1115 Truxtun Ave., Bakersfield.]

This is part of the October 02, 2009 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.

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