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Future Acquisitions

We are working to identify new opportunities to conserve the South Rim and tributaries in the headwaters of the River

Recent Badger Photo
Badger photo was taking recent at a nearby River Park Foundation property

We have set a goal of raising at least $20,000 to support this effort.

We have received a grant to support this effort as we pursue other properties in the South Rim which are a high priority for conservation

Whenever we learn of a property which may be sold for development, we will need to act quickly. You can help today to ensure the funds are available to start an acquisition.

These property are located off Eagle Peak Road near Julian and Pine Hills.
Property Location - Google Map Click Here



More than a decade ago, we identified the importance of conserving open space along and near to Eagle Peak Road. Since then we have completed the acquisition of more than 20 parcels!

We continue to work to complete this acquisition strategy to help conserve and protect this incredible open space. As we acquire property, we have surveyed them. Documentation of American Badger, a California Species of Concern, has highlighted the significance of this area which we know call "Badger Ridge."

Our teams have also documented this area as an important area for the movement of large mammals such as cougar, bobcat, deer and fox. It is important that this largely undeveloped area remains that way. It is also a beautful open space with oak woodlands, wildflowers and incredible scenic vistas.

We have several more properties that if they become available for acquisition or donation, we want to act upon. Sometime action is needed to conserve these lands, and you can play an important role by joining with to raise the funds needed.

A gift of any amount is greatly appreciate and needed to support managing these lands and to acquire properties that become available in the future. Thank you!


For donation appreciation opportunities, click here
The San Diego River Park Foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit EIN 01-0565671

4891 Pacific Highway, Suite 114
San Diego, CA 92110

    Reasons To Acquire This Land
  • Stunning vistas
  • Oak Woodland and other important habitats
  • Connects an isolated SDRPF owned parcel with other SDRPF properties.
  • Helps protect the Upper San Diego River Gorge ecosystem
  • Key piece of Badger Ridge conservation initiative
  • Badger, bobcat, deer, mountain lion, fox conservation
  • Source waters for Ritchie Creek, a tributary of the San Diego River

    Video for the San Diego River Park Foundation from Jim Karnik Films onVimeo.

    Will you join us? Please consider donating $20 or more.

You can also join us on a future hike or outing to the area. Contact us via email to let us know of your interest.


$10 - $99: Receive an invitation to next open house and be listed on this website (if desired).

$100 - $499: Receive recognition at the Property Dedication Event and at the Anniversary Party as a Conservation Champion. Plus above.

$500 - $999: Be recognized on a donor appreciation bench at Eagle Peak Ranch plus above.

$1000 - $4999: Be recognized on the property dedication sign to be located at Eagle Peak Ranch plus on the website (if desired) and open house invitation as well as invitation to join the River Park Foundation's Conservation Society for one year (or extension of one year if current member).

$5000+: Receive prominent recognition on the Dedication Sign to be located at Eagle Peak Ranch plus this website (if desired) and open house invitation and an invitation to join the River Park Foundation's Conservation Society for one year (or extension of one year if current member).

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Happy Trails for now and forever!


Current Projects

  • Campaign for Eagle Peak Ranch - January 2020 Success!

    Thanks to 100s of people, more than $100,000 was raised toward the final payment of the bridging financing we received from The Conservation Fund for the incredible 299 acre Eagle Peak Ranch.
    More information

  • South Rim

    The Upper San Diego River Gorge is an ecological and scenic treasure. You can be part of the effort to conserve the South Rim which continues to be at risk.
    More information

Your donation of $20, $40 or more can make a difference in protecting these lands!
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For more information on any of these projects or other ways to get involved, contact our CEO Rob Hutsel or call (619) 297-7380.


Special thanks to the
Wildlife Club

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Gifts are tax-deductible as allowed by law.
EIN 01-0565671



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