Conservancy News | December 2020

The Conservancy is pleased to share its fourth and final newsletter of 2020! In this issue, we feature updates about fuel management on The Preserve, highlights from our stewardship programs, and a joint letter from our new Executive Director, Jamison Watts, and our Deputy Director, Christy Wyckoff. Click here to read the full newsletter!

The Santa Lucia Conservancy Expands Regional Fire Prevention Press Release

NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   THE SANTA LUCIA CONSERVANCY EXPANDS REGIONAL FIRE PREVENTION The non-profit, recognized as leader in regional fire planning and prevention, is awarded $2 million across three grants CARMEL, Calif. – The Santa Lucia Conservancy is expanding its cutting-edge role in regional fire planning and suppression. Money from three federal and state
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Farewell Christy Fischer

A reflection on 9 years of accomplishments with the Santa Lucia Conservancy Spring is a time of metamorphosis, and this year change is also afoot at the Santa Lucia Conservancy.  After a 'transformational' 9 years as the Conservancy's Executive Director,  Christy Fischer has accepted an exciting new position with a long-time Preserve partner, the Trust
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Fueling Biodiversity

Managing the Fuel Management Program across the Santa Lucia Preserve’s 20,000 acres is no small feat. Facilitating site visits, reviewing plans, coordinating approvals, consulting with implementors and following up on treatments is a full-time job, and only one of many responsibilities under the Conservancy’s Conservation Program Manager, Lindsay Cope. In the midst of the fuel
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Boosting Bovine Breadth

The Preserve’s newest residents have finally arrived. Allow us to introduce the Conservancy cattle currently scattered throughout The Preserve: The Big Herd: The Original Grazers (OG) - 35 head The OG make up the foundation of the Conservancy’s Cattle Grazing Program. This week, these bovine babes are moving to San Francisquito Flats. They have been
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Grassroots: Tales from the Field

There are many beautiful and diverse grasslands around the world, as two of our newest staff members can attest. Before joining the Conservancy team, Rodrigo researched prairie dogs, ran cattle, and managed bison in the arid grasslands of Janos, Chihuahua, Mexico. While Lindsay snorkeled seagrass meadows in the Philippines, working with fishing communities to protect
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Connecting Conservation Communities: Portola Valley Ranch

Just an hour and a half north of The Preserve on the San Francisco Peninsula, a 400-acre conservation community is nestled in the hills of Portola Valley. Portola Valley Ranch is an active, landowner-led planned community committed to protecting its shared natural resources. Like The Preserve, homes recede into the landscape and residents adhere to
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Brand New Website

The Santa Lucia Conservancy team has been working hard to rebuild our website. We hope this new and improved interface delights and inspires you. There are so many exciting things happening on the Santa Lucia Preserve! Our work is dynamic, involves multi-stakeholder engagement and cutting edge science! This blog and this website are meant to
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