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

Contact Information

Swanton Pacific Ranch
125 Swanton Road
Davenport, CA 95017
Phone: (831) 458-5410   Fax: (831) 458-5411
(Note: from campus phone dial 8-5410)

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General Ranch Inquiries, Administrative and Business Support

Phone: +1 831-458-5410

Dr. Brian Dietterick

Mark Swisher
Ranch Director


Grey Hayes
Education and Research Coordinator

Phone: (831) 227-7163


Read a brief biography about Grey by clicking here.  

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Erick Kabrich
Facilities & Equipment Specialist


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Maurica Anderson Fitzgibbons
Fuels and Vegetation Management Training Program Coordinator

Phone: (805) 215-2529


Campus office: 74M - B101

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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.