California Council of Land Trusts

The California Council of Land Trusts acts as a unified voice for more than 150 land trusts working in local communities throughout California. Together, land trusts share a common vision for protecting the best of California -- natural areas, farmlands, parks, and clean water and air.

The Council helps individual land trusts protect the natural areas and farmlands important to the state and local communities by increasing the funding available to conserve and steward land.

We leverage our expertise in policy and stewardship to advocate for the most effective ways to ensure that local places of value and importance are protected and stay protected for the benefit and enjoyment of Californians.

We work to inspire awareness, vision and commitment among California's leaders and communities to protect the Golden State's natural heritage.

The Council's primary objectives are:

  • Increasing and diversifying financial resources for the broad range of land conservation needs, including protection, stewardship, education and restoration.
  • Ensuring that laws and policies support land conservation, and allows land trusts to continue working effectively with their local communities.
  • Increasing awareness and support of local land conservation among decision-makers, media, philanthropists, and the public.
  • Serving as a forum for land trusts to communicate, share ideas, and address issues of common interest.

Contact California Council of Land Trusts

Darla Guenzler, Ph.D.
Executive Director
1029 K Street
Suite 48
Sacramento, California  95814
Phone: 916-497-0272
Fax: 916-448-7176


Service Area

Statewide service provider in:
  • California

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