Tag Archives: Accelerating Restoration

Collective Momentum: Latest Issue of Thrive California

Despite 2021’s many curveballs, we’ve shared a year of hard-won progress toward thriving California communities, farms, and wildlife. From the water pumped up from our aquifers that sustains us during droughts to the families who grow the food we eat, and the habitat that nourishes our plant and animal neighbors – our health depends on so much […]

A Legacy of Impact: 30 Years on the Central Coast

Sustainable Conservation has worked in California for almost 30 years to craft collaborative, enduring solutions to our state’s unique and pressing environmental problems. As we plan for a future that’s resilient to climate change, I’m taking a moment to reflect on our origin and impact on California’s Central Coast. Like all paths, ours wasn’t an […]


It’s 2022, and we’ve weathered another challenging year. Our ongoing public health crisis and seismic climate paradigm shift revealed a critical truth: we are in this together. The only way we can envision and enable a bountiful water future for all Californians is by working for change with and alongside one another. Us humans, the […]

Witcher Creek Ranch Receives 2021 CA Leopold Conservation Award

Photo: Paolo Vescia The votes have been tallied, and thanks to our esteemed panel of judges, we’re pleased to announce that this year’s California Leopold Conservation Award recipient is Witcher Creek Ranch! 2022 Nominations Open Now Finding Balance The Nader family – Marie, Glenn, and their son, Alan – are dedicated to promoting water conservation […]

Sustainable Conservation Receives CalTrout’s Streamkeeper Award

Photos courtesy of CalTrout We are honored to announce that we received CalTrout’s Streamkeeper Award, presented at their 50th anniversary gala this past month. We at Sustainable Conservation have a great deal of respect for CalTrout’s mission of ensuring resilient wild fish thrive in healthy waters for a better California – an area of environmental […]

2020 Annual Report

THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING SUSTAINABLE CONSERVATION IN 2020. As you know, the ethos of Sustainable Conservation is collaboration – with our partners, and with you, our community of donors. Your generosity and solidarity make Sustainable Conservation’s work possible! With the hurdles that we all continue to face, it means so much to have you in […]

PPIC Restoration Panel Speaks to Smarter Permitting, Watershed Solutions

Advancing Ecosystem Restoration with Smarter Permitting panelists (left to right): Moderator Letitia Grenier (2020 PPIC CalTrout Ecosystem Fellow and resilient landscapes program manager, San Francisco Estuary Institute), Heather Dyer (CEO/general manager, San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water District), Xavier Fernandez (planning manager, San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board), Erika Lovejoy (program director, accelerating restoration, […]

Stronger for the Effort: CEO Ashley Boren on Success & Opportunities Ahead

January’s here – and almost gone! This month, we sat down with Chief Executive Officer Ashley Boren to get her thoughts on 2020 and what’s in store for Sustainable Conservation in the year ahead. What are you proudest of that Sustainable Conservation accomplished last year? I’m proud of lots of things we accomplished – first […]