Lands Census

Sierra Cascade Land Trust Current Census

Over 1 Million Acres Conserved

78% Are Private Land Conservation Easements

77% Are Working Landscapes: Primarily Cattle Ranches

Vegetation Type Is Evenly Split between Forest and Oak Woodland

Land Trusts Hold $41 million in Stewardship and Defense Endowments

19 Land Trusts Have Operated in the Region, More than 80 Years

Each year SCLTC conducts a census of all private land that has been permanently
protected in this region either by a conservation easement held by a land trust, the fee
title ownership of property by a land trust, the acquisition of a property and subsequent
transfer to a public entity in a permanently protected status, or has been protected by
another conservation instrument.  The most recent report is here 2018 Conservation Impact Report

Major Collaborative Initiatives

Sierra Nevada Conservancy
Stewardship Council/PG&E Land Conveyance
Sierra Nevada Foothills Mapping Project
Sierra CAMP
Sierra Nevada GEOTOURISM
Northern Sierra Partnership
Northern Foothills Partnership
Southern Sierra Partnership

National and Statewide Census

56 million acres permanently protected by 1,700 land trusts across the country
5 million acres are permanently protected in California by 136 land trusts


Robinson Ranch courtesy of Bear Yuba Land Trust

Sceirine Point Ranch

Big Gun, Placer Land Trust