Tuesday Apr 06 2010 comments Jumping into saving Bruin Ranch. By: Auburn Journal photography by Ben Furtado -A +A Ben Furtado/Auburn JournalRelishing the vast beauty of the 2,300 acre Bruin Ranch, Placer Land Trust fund development coordinator Karrie Thomas, left, and outreach assistant Jessica Aviña enjoy a hike on Bald Rock Mountain Tuesday afternoon. Ben Furtado/Auburn JournalHaving access to Bruin Ranch, gives fund development coordinator Karrie Thomas a chance to get out of the office and enjoy views like the Bear River Vista Point. Ben Furtado/Auburn JournalWhile hiking through Bruin Ranch a person might be lucky enough to see this Great Egret making a brief appearance in the air. Ben Furtado/Auburn JournalPlacer Land Trust outreach assistant Jessica Aviña flags the path for artists to follow during this weekend's Plein Air Series on Bruin Ranch, allowing exclusive opportunity to experience part of the 2,300 acres. Ben Furtado/Auburn JournalCattle graze on open grass meadows of Bruin Ranch with out a care in the world. Ben Furtado/Auburn JournalGreen oak trees and bright blue skies paint a natural landscape of Bruin Ranch. Ben Furtado/Auburn JournalNatural wild life like deer can be seen often while traversing through the 2,300 acre Bruin Ranch. Ben Furtado/Auburn JournalA view from Bear River Vista gives a sneak peek to the river below. Ben Furtado/Auburn JournalKarrie Thomas and Jessica Aviña both of Placer Land Trust have exclusive access to Bruin Ranch allowing to take in the scenic views. Ben Furtado/Auburn JournalJessica Aviña, Placer Land Trust outreach assistant. Ben Furtado/Auburn JournalKarrie Thomas, Placer Land Trust fund development coordinator.