Healthy Waterways and Wildlife

Accelerating habitat restoration to boost clean water and help bring struggling species back from the brink.

Salmon Spotlight

Critical restoration is happening! In Mendocino County, wild Coho and steelhead populations make their homes in the waterways nestled in these iconic redwoods. Trout Unlimited makes use of Sustainable Conservation’s Habitat Restoration and Enhancement Act to implement projects that protect these iconic species.  WINS FOR WILDLIFE

Erika Lovejoy

An interview with our Accelerating Restoration Program Director Erika Lovejoy and Bill Harrell of the California Department of Water Resources finds common ground to advance restoration in California’s Delta and beyond.  MOMENTUM FOR CHANGE

Wake up call

A 2019 United Nations report found that up to one million types of plants and animals across the globe are on the verge of extinction. There’s never been a more crucial time for Sustainable Conservation’s work to accelerate the pace and scale of habitat restoration across the state.  NOT TOO LATE

Thank you for supporting habitat restoration that improves the health of California’s wildlife, people, and climate. In 2019, we recorded nearly 200 uses of the programmatic permits Sustainable Conservation and our partners have developed with state and federal agencies. These approval pathways, paired with policy and regulatory incentives you help make possible, accelerate the pace and scale of projects that heal and enhance habitat for imperiled species including Coho salmon and the California red-legged frog.

Thank you for partnering with us to put fish- and wildlife-saving restoration activities on a separate track from development projects like luxury hotels or condo complexes. Paradigm shifts like this are not easy, but we’re making it happen with your support. The resilience this work builds into our natural landscapes is key to a habitable and thriving Golden State.

Miners Creek before
McCloud River Siskiyou County
California red legged frog
Stephanie Mackey with Elizabeth Falzone

“I can’t say enough about how crucial programmatic permits are to our work. If we don’t increase the pace and scale of restoration, these listed fish species may go extinct within the next 50 years.”