|The Golden State Land Conservancy (GSLC) is a state-wide California land trust.
GSLC's distinctive philosophy is to approach conservation pragmatically. Our focus is on the landowner’s vision for their property—to work with them to bring about the best, most cost-effective and sustainable conservation outcomes. GSLC espouses no ideological agenda. We simply wish to help landowners conserve their property for the future, by meeting regulatory and professional requirements in a common sense, practical way. Our philosophy has resonated with many satisfied landowners throughout California. Currently, GSLC holds 47 conservation easements on 34,000 acres all across the Golden State.
GSLC’s mission is to promote and secure land conservation by developing
flexible relationships with landowners to achieve conservation objectives.
In other words, we balance the needs and desires of the landowner with the
legal requirements of a conservation outcome.
Many of GSLC’s conservation easements are donated by the landowner,
which typically provides them an income tax savings. GSLC has
several landowners and their representatives who
are available as references.