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 outcome. 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. GSLC has been responsible for 52 conservation easements on over 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 to achieve a conservation outcome.

Many of GSLC’s conservation easements are donated by the landowner,
which typically provides them an income tax savings. Other property owners grant easements to conserve habitat used for mitigation. GSLC has several landowners and their representatives who are available as references.




GSLC is a California non-profit 501(c)(3) public benefit corporation.