Board of Directors Vacancy

trail through a meadow

In June, longtime member and treasurer Don Rose retired from the Sacramento Valley Conservancy Board of Directors. In his farewell letter, he noted:

“I’ve reached a point in my career where it’s time for me to step away from my role as treasurer and board member of Sacramento Valley Conservancy.”

As Don steps away from his role with SVC he plans to spend more time traveling.

“The seven years I have served on the board of SVC have been personally rewarding. It’s been exciting to see SVC continue to expand its footprint of protected land and its extensive list of services to the community. I’m especially proud of the increase in protection of vernal pools to 1700 acres and the continued improvements to Camp Pollock, including the Native Plant Nursery.”

The role of Board Treasurer has been filled by Lisa Limcaco, SMUD Accounting Director and Controller. Don said, “it’s been a pleasure to work with Lisa over the past year and I am confident that given her experience as controller for SMUD, she will be quite capable as SVC’s new treasurer, and that the organization’s finances are in good hands.”

Don’s contributions and financial expertise have been massively beneficial to the organization. He will be missed dearly but we wish him the best in his retirement as he begins the next chapter of endeavors and continues to explore trails.

The SVC Board of Directors is looking to add strength, capacity, and diversity to our existing team of energetic, dedicated, and talented professionals. Individuals with a passion for land conservation, with experience in the fields of resource management, farming, ranching, science, environmental justice, land-based education, finance, fundraising, or human resources are a plus! SVC’s service area includes a diverse population of people, plants, and animals spanning six counties. Candidates should live in and be representative of the Sacramento Valley area.


The Sacramento Valley Conservancy (SVC) was established in 1990 as the first local land trust in Sacramento County, CA. SVC preserves open space for agricultural, scenic, recreational, and habitat purposes. SVC has protected over 18,000 acres of land including regional trail systems, farms, vernal pool preserves, and oak woodlands. SVC is governed by a ten-to-twelve-member Board of Trustees and has seven full-time staff, three part-time staff, more than 70 dedicated docents, hundreds of volunteers, and various consultants. As a four-time Accredited Land Trust, SVC’s Board is tasked with adopting and implementing all Land Trust Alliance Standards and Practices.


The SVC’s Board of Directors is responsible for attending 6 annual board meetings held on the second Tuesday in March, May, August, September, November, and December. In addition to the board meetings, the board meets for an annual retreat in February and actively participates in planning and fundraising for SVC’s annual celebration. The board oversees the Executive Director, grants final approval of all land transactions, reviews an annual financial audit, and participates in fundraising activities. Sub-committee responsibility is optional, but highly valued and recommended.

To Apply:

  1. Email a resume to and with “Board of Directors” in the subject line.
  2. Interview with SVC Executive Director and two SVC board members.
  3. If recommended, candidates will be asked to review pertinent organizational documents (Bylaws, Strategic Plan, Board of Trustees Policies, Land Trust Alliance Standards and Practices, and Financial Audit) prior to attending the next scheduled Board of Directors meeting.

SVC is a private nonprofit land trust and only negotiates land transactions with willing sellers. We work cooperatively with private landowners and public and private funding sources to create solutions of value for all parties. As an equal opportunity employer, SVC will not discriminate against a Board applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital/domestic partner status, military and veteran status, genetic information or any other legally-recognized protected basis under federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances of the state. As a charitable nonprofit organization, SVC board members are unpaid volunteers.

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