Support Swanton Pacific Ranch

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.

  —Our Mission

Community Outreach

Swanton Pacific Ranch offers community outreach events, including evening educational programs such as presentations by the Chris Wilmers "The Mountain Lions of Swanton and the Santa Cruz Mountains - Ten Years of Study."

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News

  • Apple Orchard: closed for the off-season. Thank you for your interest. Expected re-open fall 2023. 
  • Post Fire and Recovery Updates
  • The Organic U-Pick Apple Orchard Closed for the Season due to fire damage
  • Link to Swanton Pacific Ranch library resources

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Swanton Research Resources on Digital Commons

For a link to the many resources held by Cal Poly's library on Digital Commons, click here.