Mission. Vision. Values.

Board and Staff 2022. Back row from left: Lorraine Yglesias, Shane Stillinger, Dr. Brian Woodward, Izaac Tompkins, Scott Hennessey, Jamison Watts, Tom Gray, Jackson Brooke, Rick Werner, Scot Smythe, Jim Andrasick, Rick Frank, Kathy Siegel, Paul Kranhold; front row: Alix Soliman, Keesha Stroman, Jenna Allred, Andrew Evans, Andrew Nguyen, Claudio Nunez, Dr. Sabine Cudney, Dr. Rodrigo Sierra Corona, Cheryl Thiele, Katherine Nolan. 


The Santa Lucia Conservancy is dedicated to the stewardship of the unique natural resources of the Santa Lucia Preserve and to promoting human settlements that are ecologically sensitive. It is our goal to advance understanding of the interfaces between human residences and natural environments to benefit our community and society at large. Using the vast natural laboratory of our 20,000 acre Preserve, we work collaboratively on resource management, education and research to support and test this model of environmentally compatible human settlement.


We envision a place of enduring wild beauty and resilient biodiversity, actively cared for and protected by a thriving community of people for the benefit of all.


Integrity and Transparency. The Santa Lucia Conservancy is committed to a culture based on integrity and transparency in pursuit of our mission.

Credibility and Independence. The Santa Lucia Conservancy will conduct its day-to-day business based on the best available information, strategic planning and best management practices, reflected in our governance policies, practices and composition of the Board of Governors.

Strategic Partnerships. The Santa Lucia Conservancy is committed to creating and maintaining effective partnerships with Santa Lucia Preserve landowners, regional neighbors, government and private entities and academic institutions whose missions intersect with our own.

Sound Science. The Santa Lucia Conservancy is committed to incorporating sound scientific principles and best practices in the development and implementation of our land management and educational programs.

What We Do

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