Canyon Wren
A Canyon Wren
brings food to the chicks
photo - 05/07/2019


There are many, many Birds, Mammals, Reptiles, Amphibians, and even Fish that are thriving on the Banning Ranch property. For a complete list of the wildlife that fall into this category please visit the Biology page of the SNBR Website.
It is very important to know there are 76 wildlife species that can be found either on the Banning Ranch Property or in the vicinity that are endangered (Federally and/or State of California), are on the State Fully Protected List, are listed as a State Species of Special Concern, and/or are on the State Species Watch List.
Please visit the Endangered Species page for the complete list of wildlife that fall into this category. There are links within this list that contain detailed information about some of the endangered species as well as which species have been observed on the property. Bear in mind that some of this information may not be entirely accurate as the data is taken directly from the EIR that was submitted by the developer.


newport banning ranch news....

Newport Beach may need to plan for as many as 5,300 new homes in the next decade to meet its share of the 1.3 million homes state housing officials say are needed to alleviate the region’s housing problems. The Newport Beach City Council is reviewing the housing needs assessment formulated for Southern California this summer by the state Department of Housing and Community Development and the local share of that amount. Newport’s allocation could range from about 2,300 to 5,300 homes, depending on the methodology used. Though the state doesn’t require the cities to build the homes directly, they must at least accommodate the need on paper through zoning for residential development. Potential sites for new housing development in Newport Beach would be outlined in the city’s general plan, which is in the first year of an expected three-year update process. Homes will be further allocated by income level, from “very low income” to the open-ended “above moderate.”
..................................................(Daily Pilot - 10/05/2019)

The BIG question - where is the land for these homes?????? And where is the Banning Ranch property in the City's General Plan update process?????????????????