Project Description

Photography courtesy of: Hall and Hall and The Chickering Company

Tilton Ranch

This cattle and recreational ranch has exceptionally high wildlife values and is part of a wildlife corridor in the Coyote Valley that stretches from the Santa Cruz Mountains to the Diablo Range. The ranch was threatened by residential subdivision due to its location close to Highway 101 and Morgan Hill.


Adjacent to the Coyote Valley and just north of the City of Morgan Hill in Santa Clara County

Size: 1,831 acres

Price: $18 million


The property was transferred to the Santa Clara Valley Habitat Agency in 2020. Project funders included the CA Wildlife Conservation Board, US Fish & Wildlife Service, Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority, Santa Clara Parks, Peninsula Open Space Trust and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.