Land Trust Member Profiles
The California Rangeland Trust (CRT) has been working since 1998 to conserve the open space, natural habitat, and stewardship provided by California’s ranches. CRT works closely with rangeland owners to protect and enhance both the environmental and economic benefit of rangelands. CRT is a state-wide organization governed entirely by ranchers—men and women who understand the importance and challenges of maintaining working landscapes.
Lake County Land Trust has been working since 1993 to preserve and protect important land resources of Lake County, including wetlands, wildlife habitats, parks, forests, watersheds, riparian stream corridors, lakeside areas, and trails. The Land Trust is also concerned with property that has unique scenic, cultural, agricultural, educational, or historical values. The goal of the Land Trust is to preserve land permanently and when possible provide public access for aesthetic and recreational uses.
The Land Trust of Napa County is a community-based nonprofit dedicated to preserving the character of Napa County by permanently protecting land. The Land Trust has been working since 1976 to permanently protect land with conservation values of natural diversity, scenic open space and agricultural vitality. Collaboration is a core value at the Land Trust, which is exemplified by its diverse partnerships with government agencies, landowners, and non-government organizations to acquire open space, parks, and wildlife refuges for public use.
Solano Land Trust has been working since 1986 to preserve agricultural lands, open space, and resources of Solano County through the acquisition of land and conservation easements, education, and land management. SLT works in close partnership with landowners, state and federal agencies, cattle and sheep grazers, nonprofits, and dedicated volunteers. From rare vernal pools to tidal marsh wetlands to rolling serpentine grasslands, SLT serves an important role in preserving various habitats for local communities, the Greater Bay Area and all of California.
The Nature Conservancy has been working since 1951 to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. TNC works internationally in more than 35 countries and all 50 states. TNC pursues non-confrontational, pragmatic, market-based solutions to conservation challenges, making collaboration essential to its work. TNC partners with communities, companies, government agencies, multilateral institutions, individuals and other non-profit organizations around the globe.
Yolo Land Trust was founded in 1988 to preserve Yolo County’s rural heritage by preserving farm and ranch land. The Land Trust also supports habitat protection for plants and animals that depend upon farmland and the adjacent sloughs, creeks and rivers for survival. The Land Trust conserves farm and ranch land by providing farmers and ranchers a viable financial alternative to selling their land for development. This enhances the opportunity to “buy fresh, buy local” and enjoy a small-town, rural atmosphere.
The Trust for Public Land has been working since 1972 to conserve land for people to enjoy as parks, gardens, and other natural places, ensuring livable communities for generations to come. TPL achieves its conservation goals by identifying and protecting critical landscapes through fee acquisition, conservation easements, and other strategies, in cooperation with public agencies, nonprofit organizations, landowners, and foundation partners.TPL works from more than 30 offices across the country to serve communities’ unique conservation needs.