The Wildlands Conservancy
The Wildlands Conservancy owns and operates California's largest nonprofit nature preserve system. This preserve system includes 12 magnificent landscapes spanning over 145,000 acres of diverse mountain, valley, desert, river and ocean front properties. The Wildlands Conservancy also funded the largest conservation land gift to the American people in U.S. history - over 560,000 acres.
Operating exclusively with private funding, TWC purchases and restores landscapes and builds national park quality visitor facilities that are open to the public at no cost. Over the past ten years, TWC has been California's nonprofit leader in providing free outdoor education programs for school children.
Our Dual Mission
To preserve the beauty and biodiversity of the earth and to provide programs so that children may know the wonder and joy of nature.
Featuring California's Largest Preserve System
Over the past decade, there has been a growing demand for nonprofit organizations to become land stewards and for more individuals to become citizen conservationists, docents, and restoration volunteers. The Wildlands Conservancy's overarching goal is to call people back to the beauty, wonder, and inspiration of the natural world and to encourage people to be participants in saving our magnificent landscapes and restoring California's rich biological diversity. Since incorporating in 1995, The Wildlands Conservancy (TWC) has continued to expand its model of land based conservation through our nonprofit preserve system. This system now includes:
- The west coast's largest nonprofit-owned preserve at Wind Wolves;
- California's largest nonprofit-owned wilderness at Pioneertown Mountains Preserve;
- California's longest stretch of nonprofit-owned coastline at Sounding Seas Reserve, and;
- The largest nonprofit owned river estuary at Eel River Estuary Preserve.
Expanding the Vision
To continue and expand the preservation of California's remarkable and unique landscapes, The Wildlands Conservancy is offering naming opportunities to endow its preserves. An example of this is the Irving and Jean Stone Sounding Seas Reserve. These endowments will enable TWC to build capacity for expansion during challenging economic times.
What better legacy for a corporation or memorial for an individual than to endow the preservation of the beauty and rich biodiversity of a magnificent landscape for public inspiration and enjoyment, now and for generations to come.
Join the Legacy.
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