Program areas at LCSLO
The Land conservation program establishes voluntary Land protection agreements (conservation easements) with family farmers, ranchers, and landowners. The Land Conservancy also buys properties in fee title and receives gifts/donations of Land. The program focuses on identifying and protecting San Luis Obispo County lands with important scenic, agricultural, habitat and cultural values. The Land Conservancy staff prepare grant applications and proposals, draft agreements, identify Land management goals and objectives, and conduct monitoring of each property on an annual basis. The Conservancy has protected 25,076 acres to-date.
The outreach and volunteer support program focuses on engaging community members in The mission of The organization and educating The public about Land resources in San Luis Obispo County. The program works to build support for The organization through collaborative partnerships, volunteer activities, educational events, and outreach opportunities throughout The County. Currently The organization has 1,300 individual/household members (non-voting) and 140 business members (non-voting). The organization newsletter and e-newsletter reach 4,300, and The annual report goes out to approximately 1,600 people.
The stewardship and restoration program implements projects that focus on supporting healthy wildlife habitat, improving water quality, sustaining our local water supply, and protecting man-made infrastructure and farm fields. The program focuses on streams, wetlands, coastal dunes, and historic landmarks. Restoration and stewardship care program staff develop grant proposals, prepare permit applications and restoration plans, implement restoration activities, and monitor project results.