For more than 50 years, The Nature Conservancy has worked to protect the most ecologically important lands and waters of California. We have safeguarded and improved the health of natural landscapes and local communities from Mt. Shasta to the Mexican border, from the high Sierra to Big Sur and the waters off our coast.
Our accomplishments have demonstrated that conservation is not just a “nice-to-have”—it is fundamental to the health and prosperity of the 37 million people who call California “home.” Ensuring clean air and water safeguards the well-being of people and nature, while innovative conservation programs support California’s economy.
In California we strive to develop cutting-edge programs that serve as models for conservation efforts worldwide. Through sound science
and expert planning, as well as policy-making that embraces multiple constituencies, we endeavor to identify and solve the world's most significant environmental challenges.
In California we focus on several priority areas:
• Climate Change (see recent report: Reducing Climate Risks with Natural Infrastructure
• Renewable Energy
• Migratory BirdsPhoto: © Richard Herrmann