Preserving the Sacramento Valley land, water, and wildlife


Acres Protected




Volunteer Hours Per Year


Events Hosted Per Year

What's New

Upcoming Events

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.

image collage

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.

collage of people enjoying nature

Stay Connected!

Sign up for the SVC Newsletter.

Stay up to date on events, volunteer days, news, and more.


SVC’s Annual Board retreat was followed by a fun and busy day at the Walk on the Wildside event at Beach Lake Park where Tim and Sue sold native plants. Thanks to our volunteer board members and booth volunteers for all you do to support SVC’s mission & vision. 🌱💚
These Jr. Stewards added a little HOP, SKIP, and a JUMP to their hike. Due to late April and early May rains here in Sacramento, the preserve has more dry (and still drying) grass biomass. It’s recommended to wear long pants or gaiters on the preserve, or you could look more like these hikers on your hike. 🤸‍♀️ 🤸‍♀️ #hikesacramento #hikeyourownhike #hikeitbaby #visitsacramento
Views captured by our weekend hikers at Deer Creek Hills Preserve. 🥾🥾There are just 2 days of self-guided hikes and Equestrian rides left before the preserve is closed for the spring. The trails will re-open for mountain biking in July.
It was a bluebird morning with our friends at @sacsplash on SVC’s Sacramento Prairie Vernal Pool Preserve complex, just outside of Rancho Cordova. We’re teaming up with our buddies at SPLASH to offer educational outings in 2025! If you don't know what a vernal pool is yet, check out the SPLASH webpage to learn more!! Vernal pools are Kaleidoscopes of life 🌼🌱🦐 SVC owns, manages, and monitors more than 6,200 acres of vernal pool & upland habitat in Sacramento County.
It pays (literally!) to be the early bird. The first $11,150 in Big Day of Giving donations to SVC will be matched dollar for dollar! Early giving is open. Make your donation now to double your impact for open space conservation
#EarlyBird #BDOG2024 #openspaceforall
Do you like to eat? Thank a farmer! Sacramento Valley Conservancy is working to help farmers and ranchers keep agriculture resilient in our region with some of the most productive land in the world. Did you know that between 1988 and 2018 over 273,000 acres of agricultural land was lost to development in our region? We're helping connect farmers and ranchers to grants for conservation easements and opportunities to recharge groundwater that can help sustain their operations and keep the land giving us Farm-to-Fork delights! We love to talk about it, so let us know if you want to help! 
Bonus - see if you can find the hawk in the photo!
Your #BDOG2024 donation supports family farms and ranches. Pledge your contribution now:
Generic selectors
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Post Type Selectors