Securing the future of Santa Cruz County

We protect land to ensure the culture, economy, environment, and unique beauty of the area — for generations to come.

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Our Strategy

United by Purpose

We bring diverse communities & organizations together to preserve the lands that define this special place.

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Be part of the efforts to support the environment, economy, and quality of life in our area for future generations of people and wildlife.

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I believe in the daily and generational impact of this work. When I think of what I value, nothing seems more important than the health and wellbeing of our land.

Our Impact

HWY 17 Wildlife Tunnel at Laurel Curve

At 10:00 am on April 29, 2022, Graniterock, Caltrans, and the Land Trust of Santa Cruz County celebrated the official groundbreaking for the construction of the HW17 wildlife tunnel at Laurel Curve. The tunnel will provide long-ranging wildlife — most notably deer and Santa Cruz mountain lions — with safe passage under the heavily trafficked highway.

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Santa Cruz County Water & Wildfire Protection Act

The Land Trust supports the Santa Cruz County Water & Wildfire Protection Act, a ballot initiative sponsored by local environmental and community organizations that will make proactive investments in Santa Cruz County's lands and waters to build resilience to wildfires and other natural disasters.

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