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Preservation for People, Wildlife, and the Environment

The Big Picture

We acquire, hold, and steward agricultural, watershed, wildlife habitat, open space, and outdoor recreation lands in and around Santa Cruz County for people to access and benefit from today and far into the future.

  • 14K+

    Acres Currently Protected
  • 50K+

    Acres Prioritized for Preservation
  • $121M

    Funds Raised for Our Work Since 1978
Protected Areas

The Places We Manage

Discover the working and natural lands we preserve to protect water supplies, wildlife habitats, open recreational space, and the environment.

Our impact areas
Conservation Blueprint

In 2011, the Land Trust completed the Conservation Blueprint for Santa Cruz County, an assessment of the natural health of the county and recommendations for the next generation of conservation. The Blueprint provides a framework for our work through 2035. 


Land Trust Careers

If you are interested in working with us to conserve the unique beauty of our area by developing innovative solutions that support the environment, economy, and quality of life for future generations of people and wildlife, explore our career opportunities.

Our impact careers

2023-2027 Conservation Roadmap

2023-2027 Conservation Roadmap

Informed by the the Conservation Roadmap

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To see the Laurel Curve wildlife crossing come to fruition is extremely satisfying. Your hard work, time, and all the contributions are fantastic. Now to the successful completion of the southern wildlife crossing at 101. Great job by all!


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