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To provide Cal Poly students, faculty, staff and the public with a unique interdisciplinary environment in which to foster the Learn by Doing philosophy by providing educational experiences on a working ranch, supporting diversified agriculture and forest resources while maintaining the integrity of ranch operations.

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Natural Resources

Cal Poly's Swanton Pacific Ranch has a rich environmental diversity. With more than 1,500 acres in rangelands, an excess of 1,400 acres of forests, a prominent watershed, and diverse wildlife population, proper management of these environmental resources is of utmost importance.