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Founded in 1990, the Sacramento Valley Conservancy (SVC) was the first local land trust in Sacramento County, California. SVC is an accredited land trust and nonprofit organization, with a record of excellence in preserving more than 18,000 acres in Sacramento, Amador, and Yolo counties.

Tax ID: 68-0256214

Donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law.

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OUR MISSION

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.

OUR VISION

A network of permanently protected natural and working landscapes in the Sacramento Valley.

CORE VALUES

RESPECT

We respect our land, and advocate for respectful and compatible land use that supports conservation. We treat one another, past and present generations, landowners, donors and community members with dignity and respect. We carry out ethical transactions with landowners and other parties.

INTEGRITY

We strive for excellence and professionalism in all facets of our organization. We honor our commitments and adhere to our mission. We practice professional confidentiality concerning land transactions and donor relations.

CONNECTION AND COLLABORATION

We embrace collaboration and partnerships with citizens, landowners, developers, tribal nations, public agencies and all levels of government, nonprofit organizations, and academic institutions to enhance our efforts.

FIDUCIARY RESPONSIBILITY

We are responsible stewards of public and private donor dollars and uphold our commitment to protect the land indefinitely.

TEAMWORK, CREATIVITY, AND INNOVATION

We respect and support one another in our efforts to reach our shared mission, vision and goals. We collaborate by leveraging our individual skills and expertise to develop innovative, creative solutions and achieve meaningful impact.

INCLUSION AND PUBLIC BENEFIT

Our land protection and conservation efforts provide benefits to animals, plants and all people and for future generations. We value and seek inclusion of diverse partner organizations and community members in our efforts to fulfill our mission.

GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

The Sacramento Valley 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. Today, our main objectives include:

LAND PROTECTION & STEWARDSHIP

Protect and steward treasured landscapes of the Sacramento Valley through implementation of the “21st Century Vision” priority conservation map. Use strategic conservation to protect habitat and natural resources in the face of climate change.

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Build a broad and diverse constituency base with an array of fresh voices for conservation actively engaged in programs and projects that enhance the well-being of our community. Provide leadership and support for community-oriented conservation projects compatible with our land protection and stewardship objectives.

STRONG ORGANIZATION​

Sustain a strong team of board, staff, and volunteers to foster a positive, thriving and value-driven organizational culture, in order to provide sufficient capacity to achieve the goals of this strategic plan.

FUNDRAISING​

Raise the necessary funds to achieve the organization’s goals and to ensure our long-term financial security.

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