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Conservation Horizons


The California Council of Land Trusts created the Conservation Horizons initiative to ensure that conservation’s future is as successful as our past has been. Changes in culture, demographics, politics, finances and climate are spurring us to reconsider organizations, priorities, methods and funding. Most importantly, we need to understand who our conservation programs are serving, with whom we are working and what else we need to conserve—considering our relationships to both people and land—along the way.

The Conservation Horizons Committee will help lead, shape, describe and offer pathways for the land trust community and its partners into our collective future.


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Conservation Horizons Committee:

Gary Knoblock, S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation
Curt Riffle, David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Julie Turrini, Resources Legacy Fund

Land Trusts:
Alina Bokde, Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust
Ron Brown, Save Mount Diablo
Michele Clark, Yolo Land Trust
Gail Egenes, Riverside Land Conservancy
Bill Leahy, Big Sur Land Trust
Walter Moore, Peninsula Open Space Trust
Nita Vail, CA Rangeland Trust

Other Partners:
Darla Guenzler, California Council of Land Trusts
Dave Holland, San Mateo County
Hop Hopkins, consultant on urban, urban agriculture and sustainability issues
Sam Livermore, Partner, Cooley, LLP (www.cooley.com), Board Member of Save the Redwoods League and the Yosemite Fund
Charles Thomas, National Park Service

Thanks to the Resources Legacy Fund, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and the David and Lucile Packard Foundation for their support of this important project for the California Conservation community.