Preserving the Sacramento Valley land, water, and wildlife


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Our Mission

Open Space For All.

The Sacramento Valley Conservancy’s mission is to preserve the beauty, character and biodiversity of the Sacramento Valley landscape by protecting and stewarding natural and working lands, and scenic open spaces for the benefit of current and future generations.

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What We Do

Protecting Lands and Wildlife

The Sacramento Valley Conservancy (the Conservancy) was founded in 1990 on two basic principles: open lands are necessary for quality of life and we must care for the land today so future generations may enjoy its physical and spiritual benefits tomorrow.

Public Access Properties

Learn more about SVC lands that are open to the public for recreation and other uses by clicking the "Visit" link in the top menu.

Camp Pollock

Support local land conservation by renting Camp Pollock for your next event.

Deer Creek Hills

Discover recreational opportunities on Deer Creek's trails, including hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding.

What We Do

Stewardship, Education & Recreation

Protecting the land and inspiring the next generation of outdoor stewards. SVC's vision is a network of permanently-protected natural and working landscapes in the Sacramento Valley.

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Open space is for EVERYONE, especially those underrepresented in the conservation industry and outdoor recreation spaces. SVC strives to make our trails a place where everyone feels safe and welcome.
Our organizational values include respect, inclusion, collaboration, and connection for all individuals. We’re committed to creating an inclusive and welcoming place for everyone and celebrating the diversity that makes our community beautiful.  Make a statement and show your support for lgbtqia2s+ with our Open Space for ALL, Pride wear. 🏳️‍🌈 link in bio #openspaceforall #respect #inclusion #diversityisbeautiful
Busy day at Camp Pollock. We started the day welcoming a class of 2nd graders with @sierranevadajourneys Classrooms Unleashed, followed by a kitchen improvement meeting thanks to funding from @asmkevinmccarty, a staff meeting and some site improvements, followed by set up in anticipation of @bushylake.restoration special speaking event tonight. Our friends @rivercitywaterwayalliance and @saccounty parks maintenance were working hard in the area too! #environmentaleducation #openspace #naturelovers #rcwa #americanriverparkway #outdooreducation
The CAL FIRE Amador-El Dorado Unit will be conducting a prescribed burn on the Deer Creek Hills Vegetation Management Project, west of the town of Latrobe, in Sacramento County. 

The prescribed burn is scheduled from June 11 – 18 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, dependent on any restrictions set forth by the Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District and favorable fire weather conditions. Smoke will be visible in the area. 

The purpose is to burn approximately 220 acres throughout the week to remove highly flammable grass and oak woodland within the VMP to create a fuel break and increase fire protection for communities. Additionally, this burn will provide new firefighters with the opportunity to gain live fire experience and learn safe, effective fire suppression techniques. Simultaneously, a fire investigation training class will be held, focusing on wildland fire cause and determination.

The Sacramento Valley Conservancy, Sacramento Metropolitan Fire Department, El Dorado Hills Fire Department, and Folsom Fire Department will also be assisting with the project.

All CAL FIRE prescribed burns are evaluated hourly on the day of the burn, utilizing a Go/No Go checklist that is based on weather, resource availability, and incident activity. If burning conditions become unfavorable for a safe, controlled burn, operations will be immediately stopped. #prescribedfire #landmanagement #deercreekhillspreserve #ranchomurieta @calfire_aeu @sacramentovalleyconservancy @metrofireofsacramento #firesafe #trainingburn
Last night, we celebrated SVC’s wonderful docents under the shade of a majestic oak on the preserve. It was a beautiful evening filled with laughter, friendship, games, food, and libations. 🌳Mother Nature put on a show. We watched the gnarly branches cast shadows and waves of grass hills glow as the sky turned from setting sun to crescent moon. 🌙 Our docents help provide meaningful public access, education, and outing experiences at Camp Pollock and Deer Creek Hills. 45 docents have already put in a collective 800 volunteer HOURS in 2024! 💚
More than 550 people explored Deer Creek Hills Preserve this spring season. A HUGE THANK YOU to the volunteer docents who contributed over 672 hours supporting outings, attending trainings and outreach events. We look forward to seeing you at the appreciation potluck party next Saturday!
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