Strategic Conservation Action Plan

Land Trusts and conservation partners are the primary drivers for private land protection in California. From 2019-2021, SCLTC members worked together to strategize on the vision, priorities, and needs of regional conservation groups to better protect the Sierra Cascade. The result of this effort is SCLTC’s Strategic Conservation Action Plan. The plan has three primary goals.

  1. Increase land protection of climate-resilient landscapes (approximately 200,000 additional acres of high-priority acres)
  2. Engage more deeply with tribal partners and local communities to meet conservation and land management needs
  3. Build organizational capacity among members by strengthening inter-land trust exchange


Read and download the S-CAP Report. In addition to this report, the Strategic Conservation Action Plan includes a web tool that helps visualize and quantify the benefits of conservation in the Sierra Cascade region.

Funding for this project has been provided by the Sierra Nevada Conservancy, an agency of the State of California, under the California Drought, Water, Parks, Climate, Coastal Protection, and Outdoor Access For All Act of 2018 (Proposition 68)


2024 Strategic Conservation Update— SCLTC members approach goal to conserve 1 million acres of priority lands in the Sierra Cascade Region.

2021 SCLTC Service Area Map