Waldo Holt Conservancy
Our mission is to preserve habitat land in San Joaquin County for wild birds, fish, animals and plants.

We are small group of county residents who came together in the summer of 2007 with the shared concern that we need to start protecting the many wild places where wild animals and native plants still thrive. Ironically, many of those moving into new subdivisions here do so partly because of the beautiful river-delta, grassland and habitat friendly farmland we hope to preserve.

We have decided to begin our process by buying property near existing protected areas such as county-administered wildlife preserves or agricultural land with wildlife conservation easements. Larger preserves make better habitat and are less costly to manage that scattered small parcels.

Our First Projects
We are currently working to acquire a lovely 4.65-acre piece of riparian habitat land on the Mokelumne River, which we hope to buy in partnership with the County Parks Department, and donate as an annex of the Woodbridge Wilderness Area, where it will be open for hiking, bird-watching and fishing, undeveloped except for unpaved foot trails. We have earmarked this property to be publicly dedicated to Waldo Holt.

In 2009 we acquired the Armstrong Preserve, an 8.5-acre parcel on the Mokelumne. Patricia Armstrong donated this place to the conservancy. It was inherited from her parents and is full of good memories. It is currently surrounded by agricultural land, with no access by road, and seldom visited by people. Birds, turtles and small mammals thrive here, along with a variety of native plants as well as steelhead and other fish along the overhanging bank.

Contact Waldo Holt Conservancy

PO Box 4073
Stockton, California  95204
Phone: 209-463-0216


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • San Joaquin County, California

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