What We Do
California Forever owns approximately 62,000 acres in southeastern Solano County. We manage these properties across four divisions: community building, energy, agriculture, and habitat conservation. We are committed to Solano County, and we look forward to being a good steward of our lands for generations to come.
Our new community proposal describes building a new walkable, sustainable community on approximately 17,500 acres to bring good paying jobs and homes that people can afford to Solano County.
In siting the new community, we intentionally chose that portion of our holdings that allowed us to locate the new community entirely on non-prime farmland, and completely outside of Suisun Marsh, Jepson Prairie, Cache Slough, and the legal Delta.
Over time, this new community will bring good paying jobs and homes that people can afford to Solano County. In the meantime, since that buildout will take many years and decades, the properties continue being used for agricultural operations.
Energy - Wind and Solar
In our energy business, we own the majority of acreage that supports wind farms located in the Montezuma Hills Wind Resource Area, including the High Winds, Shiloh I through IV, Montezuma FPL I and II, and SMUD Solano 2, 3, and 4 projects. Combined, these wind projects have installed generation capacity of over 1 gigawatt.
The wind resource area is located south of Highway 12, and south of the new community we are proposing. In the area located north of our new community, we are proposing to build one of the largest solar farms in California. The solar farm would be designed with technology that's acceptable to Travis AFB.
The site has the potential to generate capacity in excess of 2 gigawatts, with the final total likely constrained by transmission capacity. There are five major high voltage transmission lines crossing the site, with one new one expected by 2028. This is enough to power the equivalent of approximately 1.5 million homes in Solano County and across the broader region.
Agriculture – Rangeland, Dry Farming, and Orchards
California Forever maintains and manages tens of thousands of acres of grazing and farmland. Our agricultural operations currently lease our properties to local ranchers and farmers, in many cases under long-term leases that span decades. We operate the remaining properties directly through local farm managers.
Habitat – Conservation & Mitigation
In our habitat conservation work, we're the stewards of many habitat conservation and protection areas. These include several conservation banks on Jepson Prairie, which collectively contains many vernal pools that flood in the winter, creating a unique habitat for wildflowers, amphibians, crustaceans, and birds. Our stewardship also touches Suisun Marsh, where our properties help conserve freshwater emergent wetlands and grasslands.