Waves crashing against rocks off Hollister Ranch land. | Gevork Mkrtchyan

About Hollister Ranch: The Last Beach in Southern California

The fight for one of the most unique places on the California coast raises fundamental questions about ownership, ecology, and public space; and the public has an especially important role to play in answering them. The articles in this series offer a portrait of “one of the last undeveloped coastal areas in California” and “site of some of the oldest known human settlements” in the Americas, which is now a battleground in a fight for the future of the California coast and of access to public lands.