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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The Conservancy’s native plant sale preorder is available online today. Local pick-up from Camp Pollock. Sale link in bio.

Photo of Flowering Currant (Ribes sanguineum glutinosum) 📸 by SVC’s Executive Director Kelly Hopkins
Did you know that 20-30% of the Sacramento region's water comes from groundwater? When river flows are high, water is diverted to help restore groundwater storage and can lessen the impact of high flows downstream. In extra dry years, up to 60% of our water may come from underground aquifers, so it's important to help refill them when we can. Sherbakoff is part of the Omochumne Hartnell Water District Groundwater Recharge Project (more info: and is an ideal location as farmland nestled between the Cosumnes River and Deer Creek. In this clip, water is being pumped off the river and onto the protected Sherbakoff property to soak back into the underground aquifer.
Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency owns the land, and Sacramento Valley Conservancy holds the Conservation Easement. SVC is one of many partners working to help increase groundwater recharge projects throughout the Cosumnes watershed. Landowners interested in participating in recharge opportunities or learning about the benefits of a conservation easement can contact Steve (916-731-8798 x 505).
Deer Creek Hills Preserve will be open this Saturday from 9am-1pm! There are 3 trail options for you to hike: 

North Pond Loop — 3 miles, mostly shaded.
Two Ponds Loop — 4.5 miles, mostly in open skies. 
Barn Pond Loop — 6 miles, mixture of open skies and shaded woodland. 

Adult tickets are $10 support ongoing management and maintenance of the preserve. Kids hike for free! Register at or visit links in bio
An exciting year is on the horizon! Your your-end gift will help support local land restoration, conservation and recreation opportunities as we plan 2024.
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This #GivingTuesday please join our community in donating to support the Sacramento Valley Conservancy to preserve the beauty, character and biodiversity of the Sacramento Valley landscape. Your contribution helps create a legacy of permanently protected open space.
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