Since ARC's founding in 1989, approximately 12,000 acres of our 26,000 acquired acres have been transferred via donation to federal, state or local land management agencies, including BLM, US Forest Service, CA State Parks, CA Department of Fish and Wildlife and El Dorado County. The remaining acreage is currently under ARC's active stewardship assisted by an eager community of professional and citizen scientists, conservationists, and certified California naturalists. Most noteworthy is 272-acre Wakamatsu Farm, our flagship property. Wakamatsu Farm is the site of the first Japanese Colony in America established 1869. It is the site of the first Japanese American birth and resting place of the first Japanese woman and immigrant who died and was buried on American soil. Our landmark Farm attracts international visitors from across America and Japan. As a community place to experience sustainable agriculture, natural resources, and cultural heritage, ARC's three pillars of conservation, stewardship, and education are fully realized at Wakamatsu Farm. Through careful land management and community engagement on this very special property, ARC offers public and private events, historical tours, and educational programs for learners of all ages. This property is a vibrant community magnet continuously in need of new funding sources while evolving to meet growing public interest.