The Sierra Cascade Land Trust Council (SCLTC) is a coalition of 18 land trusts and conservation 501(c) (3) organizations. These organizations work on a grassroots level with willing landowners to protect strategic lands and watershed areas.
The Council provides a unified voice for the region to attract increased state and federal funding to enhance and protect our water sources, recreational lands, and local food sources. SCLTC provides opportunities for land trusts and conservancies in the region to have greater impact locally through collaboration regionally.
Here are some results that demonstrate Sierra Cascade Land Trust Council’s combined member impact in the region:
• Protection of more than 160,000 acres of land
• Creation or protection of 200 miles of trails
• Opening up of 26,000 acres for public enjoyment
• Protection of 190 miles of river and stream frontage
• Protection of more than 98,000 acres on working ranches and farms
Occupying only a third of California’s landmass, the Sierra Cascade provides over 65 percent of the state’s clean drinking water. Half of California’s plant and animal species are found in the Sierra Cascade region, and more than 50 million visitors come each year to enjoy the spectacular scenery and abundant recreational opportunities found here.
As you can see, we have an abundance of natural and cultural resources to be protected and maintained for everyone to enjoy and for our local economies to thrive.