About us

The Sierra Cascade Land Trust Council (SCLTC) is a coalition of 14 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 and advocacy.

Occupying only a third of California’s landmass, the Sierra Cascade provides over 60 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.