Grasslands, Explained: For the Love of California’s Grasslands

What is it about those grasslands? Over the last six years I’m sure you have heard the Conservancy talk about how important our grasslands are at least a time or two, or a few dozen more. But you may still be wondering why exactly grasslands are so important. Especially when compared to the visually complex and biodiverse oak woodlands, coastal [...]

Welcome to the inaugural edition of the Santa Lucia Conservancy’s new bi-monthly newsletter. We hope you find stories below that engage, inform, entertain and inspire you! We’d love to hear from you as well. Please share your photos, stories and memories of time spent in nature or communing with wildlife, and we’ll find a place to feature them in future [...]

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 community guidelines to protect the [...]

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 keep the community up to […]