2020 Leopold Conservation Award Nominations Open!

Know a dedicated California farmer or rancher whose stewardship inspires you? Nominate them for the 2020 Leopold Conservation Award!


Thank You for a Bountiful Year!

2019 was full of successes, all of them made possible by YOU. Read on to learn how you helped us replenish and restore California's most precious resource: water.


Permitting, Habitat Wins for Wildlife on CA's North Coast

Learn about the amazing watershed-scale work Trout Unlimited does in Mendocino County, and how Sustainable Conservation-sponsored expedited permits help them get there.


One California

We only have ONE CALIFORNIA – two words that communicate both our purpose and our pathway. Learn how your support made our past 25 years of work possible, and watch a special video intro from our Executive Director.


Guide to California Water

Wonder where your water comes from, how it’s moved and stored, and how supplies are impacted by a changing climate? Check out our water 101.


Support our Work

Our donors make it possible for us to unite people in solving California's toughest environmental challenges. Join us in helping California thrive!


“Sustainable Conservation is a standout among its peers for taking the time to understand the issues farmers face, crafting solutions which benefit everyone and endure over the long-haul.”

Paul Sousa, Environmental Services Director Western United Dairymen

"There's no other organization that has Sustainable Conservation's track record of catalyzing the farming community to solve California's pressing environmental issues."

Craig McNamara, Owner of Sierra Orchards Former President, CA State Board of Food & Agriculture

“From a growing population that’s stretching limited resources to a changing climate, California faces some big challenges. We’re lucky to have such a results-driven leader in Sustainable Conservation.”

Karen Buhr, Executive Director CA Association of Resource Conservation Districts

Maximizing the impact of donations, providing financial transparency

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Sustainable Conservation excels at delivering the greatest impact with every contribution – real, lasting change for our environment and people. They have been a tremendous investment for the Foundation in building a better future for California.”

— Laurie Dachs, President and Vice Chair,
S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation