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Tri-Valley Conservancy’s mission is to “promote economically sustainable vineyards and orchards, and increase permanently protected, biologically diverse open spaces.”

The Mission guides our work through our Strategic Plan with updated goals and new methods to protect our critical lands.  Our goals include safeguarding urban growth boundaries, conducting studies to support agricultural sustainability, and engaging the next generation with the outdoors. To read more about our new Strategic Plan click here.

We primarily accomplish our Mission with conservation easements to protect a land’s valuable natural resources forever. Conservation easements can offer landowners with a flexible, voluntary alternative to subdividing or developing their property.

Tri-Valley Conservancy works with willing landowners to acquire property development rights through the legal arrangement of a conservation easement. In doing so, we ensure that a property will be protected from future development.

Sometimes the best opportunity for protecting land is through acquisition, or purchasing a property, to preserve the land’s resources.

Once land is preserved, the next step of our work is taking care of the land through stewardship.Each easement has different needs to best protect its natural resources, but all easements have annual property visits and consultation with property owners about the terms of their easement.