Mission: John Muir Land Trust protects and cares for open space, ranches, farms, parkland and shoreline in Contra Costa County.
John Muir Land Trust believes that the vitality of our open spaces is essential to the health of our earth, air, water and our native plants and animals – and all of us. Our vision is to ensure that the beauty, diversity and fullness of our natural areas continue to enrich and sustain all generations of life. We acquire, protect and steward these diminishing lands, and we foster environmental awareness so that each person understands the need to preserve our natural heritage.
Results: More than 2,500 acres under permanent protection.
Target demographics: protect and care for open space, ranches, farms, parkland and shoreline in Contra Costa County.
Geographic areas served: Contra Costa County, California
Programs: Land acquisition and stewardship. STEAM education programs, community garden.
John Muir Land Trust is an accredited land trust. Accreditation means John Muir Land Trust meets national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. John Muir Land Trust has demonstrated to the Land Trust Accreditation Commission its commitment to excellence. Accredited land trusts meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. These land trusts demonstrate their commitment to excellence by adopting Land Trust Standards and Practices, the ethical and technical guidelines for the responsible operation of a land trust, and meeting the accreditation requirements drawn from them. Learn More: http://www.landtrustaccreditation.org/about