EIN 77-0411485

Santa Lucia Preserve

IRS 501(c) type
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The Preserve has undergone many transformations in its rich and colorful history. For centuries, Rumsen Indians called this land their home. Then as part of Old California in the 1800s, these 20,000 acres were given as Mexican land grants and established as two separate ranches. Throughout the 1920s and 1930s, this land was owned by a Gatsby-style character who entertained the rich and famous on his Jazz-age equestrian estate. After reverting back to a privately held ranch for several decades, the Santa Lucia Preserve was established in the 1990s.
Also known as...
Santa Lucia Conservancy
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Program areas at Santa Lucia Preserve

Adaptive land management and habitat restoration: conducted extensive grasslands and oak woodland managment and restoration activities including french broom and other weed eradication, sudden oak death response, prescribed burn planning and a demonstration project using ecologically managed cattle grazing to reduce thatch and promote grassland health.
Education and interpretive access programs: provided high-quality curriculum driven outdoor environmental education programs to regional school children aged 6 to 16, with over 3,000 participants.
Compliance and ecological monitoring: annual monitoring of private lands and construction areas to ensure compliance with conservation easement terms and assess the condition of sensitive resources.

Personnel at Santa Lucia Preserve

Jamison WattsExecutive Director$190,000
Susan GilesDirector of Business Operations
Rodrigo SierraDirector
Lindsay CopeConservation Program Manager
Jenna AllredNatural Lands Manager
...and 10 more key personnel

Financials for Santa Lucia Preserve

RevenuesFYE 12/2021
Total grants, contributions, etc.$36,542
Program services$314,000
Investment income and dividends$16,213,112
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$16,878
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$15,500
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$16,596,032

Form 990s for Santa Lucia Preserve

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2021-122022-11-15990View PDF
2020-122021-11-15990View PDF
2019-122021-04-05990View PDF
2018-122020-02-03990View PDF
2017-122019-02-21990View PDF
...and 9 more Form 990s

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Forterra NWSeattle, WA$15,501,876
Lake Forest Open Lands Association (LFOLA)Lake Forest, IL$6,633,518
Peninsula Open Space TrustPalo Alto, CA$30,206,948
Tenngreen Land ConservancyNashville, TN$11,678,938
Open Space Institute Land Trust (OSI)New York, NY$44,215,127
Gallatin Valley Land Trust (GVLT)Bozeman, MT$4,279,011
Data update history
November 6, 2022
Used new vendors
Identified 1 new vendor, including
August 23, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2019
April 30, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2018
November 8, 2020
Updated personnel
Identified 9 new personnel
October 2, 2020
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2017
Nonprofit Types
Social advocacy organizationsEnvironmental organizationsHeadquarter / parent organizationsCharities
Land and water conservationEnvironment
LobbyingConservation easementState / local levelReceives government fundingEndowed supportTax deductible donations
General information
5240 Carmel Valley Rd
Carmel, CA 93923
Metro area
Salinas, CA
Website URL
(831) 626-8595
Facebook page
Twitter profile
IRS details
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Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
C34: Land Resources Conservation
NAICS code, primary
813312: Environment, Conservation, and Wildlife Organizations
Parent/child status
Central organization
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