Land donation supports Warriors and Wolves Veteran Program
Therapeutic program assists combat veterans transition back to society
For more than 100 years, a mining legacy site spanning about 3,000 acres in Frazier Park, California, has rested — waiting for new purpose. The land, purchased by Rio Tinto Minerals, formerly U.S. Borax, in 1922 and inactive since 1913, gets new life this month through a bargain sale to the Lockwood Animal Rescue Center.
The sale includes a donation of nearly 2,000 acres to the wolf sanctuary that is also committed to healing combat veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder.
“Rio Tinto is focused on sustainable development and being a corporate citizen to our surrounding communities,” said Nathan Francis, land manager at Rio Tinto Minerals. “We act on opportunities to benefit the community and environment where we can. With this particular sale, I believe we accomplish that.”