The Preserve Design

The Preserve Design

The Santa Lucia Preserve is an exemplary nature preserve in which private landowners work in partnership with the Conservancy. Under this unique private lands conservation model, landowners on The Preserve own their homesites as well as parcels of protected easement lands managed by the Conservancy.

The Preserve Model

The Preserve model is a rare and thoughtful merging of residential homes and conservation of 20,000 acres of diverse and ecologically rich California ecosystems. Learn more.  

Our Legacy

The Preserve is a rich classroom, preserving not only exceptional ecological value but an important history dating back thousands of years. Read our history.

Building a Home on the Preserve

Building a home on The Preserve is an exciting process. Learn more here.