Land Management

Since 1985, the Conservancy has acquired environmentally sensitive lands and parcels for public access, stream environment zone and wildlife protection purposes. The Conservancy owns and manages more than 6,500 acres of land throughout the California side of the Basin, mostly comprised of small parcels.

Managing the Conservancy’s numerous properties is a complex task. Most parcels are no bigger than 1/3 of an acre and are scattered throughout developed areas, creating the potential for conflicts between open space and residential uses.

Implement restoration and maintenance projects

Inspect Conservancy properties at least once every two years

Inspect Conservancy properties at least once every two years