Swanton Pacific Ranch: Field Camp and Education Center
- Situated in the heart of Cal Poly’s majestic 3,200-acre working ranch in Santa Cruz County, the new Educational Center and Field Camp at Swanton Pacific Ranch will feature new classrooms and meeting spaces, labs, and a variety of accommodations for students, faculty and alumni, as well as community and industry groups.
- The Center will serve as a model for sustainable land use management by providing education, research and internship opportunities that address challenging land and ecosystem management questions that inform science and policy.
- A future alumni family camp will feature unique outdoor education and learning for all ages incorporating our spectacular coastal, rangeland and forestry resources.
- Final design and permitting is expected to be completed in 2019 and fundraising for the new $15 million Center will begin in 2019-2020.
Tim Northrop, senior director of development