Location: Visalia, CA
Mission Statement: We inspire love and lasting protection for important lands.
Organization Description: Sequoia Riverlands Trust (SRT) is a regional nonprofit land trust dedicated to strengthening California’s heartland and the natural and agricultural legacy of the southern Sierra Nevada and San Joaquin Valley. The wealth, productivity and beauty of this land inspire our work to conserve it for the prosperity and enjoyment of future generations.
To accomplish this, SRT engages landowners, farmers, conservationists, business partners, and governmental agencies in the counties of Tulare, Fresno, Kern and Kings to collaborate on land conservation throughout California’s South Central Valley heartland.
To date, Sequoia Riverlands Trust has protected more than 40,000 acres. SRT owns and manages seven nature preserves that protect 4,120 acres of remnant landscapes, woodland communities and wildlife habitat. SRT holds conservation easements on more than 22,835.23 acres of protected land, most of them on working farms and ranches. SRT has also collaborated with agencies, other non-profit conservation organizations and landowners to protect almost 4,700 additional acres, including 2,387 acres with deed restrictions on Bureau of Land Management land within Carrizo Plain National Monument.