Russell Ranch

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Russell Ranch is owned and managed by U.C. Davis as a sustainable agriculture facility to conduct long-term research on different cropping systems.The facility hosts the Long-Term Research on Agricultural Systems (LTRAS) and Sustainable Agriculture Farming Systems (SAFS) projects.


The property is owned by the University of California.


1,590 acres.

Open space benefits:

In addition to the agricultural research benefits, the property also provides critical riparian habitat. About 380 acres west of Pedrick Road is reserved for habitat mitigation.

Public accessibility:

This property is not publicly accessible.


The property is generally located west of the main U.C. Davis campus on Russell Boulevard. It is south of the intersection of Levee Road and Brooks Road, west of Highway 113.