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Causes: Environment, Land Resources Conservation

Mission: The mission of the Silicon Valley Land Conservancy is to protect, promote, and enhance the natural habitats of fish, wildlife, plants or similar ecosystems, and the preservation of land areas for agricultural, recreational, educational, historic or open space purposes.

Results: Agricultural easements Carnadero Preserve The Carnadero property is 480 acres of prime agricultural land and riparian habitat Dorado Farm The Dorado Farm is 510 acres of prime agricultural land to create a total preserve of 1155 acres at the southern tip of Santa Clara County Mission Organics SVLC acquired a conservation easement of 170 acres on the Mission Organics Farm. Cooper Farm The Cooper Family donated a conservation easement to SVLC in order to preserve the agricultural viability of their 40-acre farm. Critical Habitat Coyote Ridge SVLC currently owns and manages 95 acres on Coyote Ridge as mitigation for the Bay checkerspot butterfly, the Santa Clara Valley dudleya and other threatened or endangered species Tulare Hill The Tulare Hill Ecological Preserve is 116 acres dedicated to the protection of the Bay checkerspot butterfly, the California Red-legged frog, and other threatened and endangered species. Basking Ridge Basking Ridge is a 206 acre conservation easement that protects habitat for California Red-legged frog, the California Tiger salamander, and the western burrowing owl. Fisher Creek The Fisher Creek conservation easement is 9 acres set aside for riparian protection and enhancement

Geographic areas served: All of Silicon Valley

Programs: The silicon valley land conservancy engaged in activities promoting, protecting and preserving working farms and ranches and habitat for protected species in silicon valley and surrounding areas.

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Rating: 5

Silicon Valley Land Conservancy is an accredited land trust. Accreditation means Silicon Valley Land Conservancy
meets national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. Silicon Valley Land Conservancy 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.

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Rating: 4

Good start. Need to fill in more of the blanks. I really like the picture of the Bay Checker Spot Butterfly. I know you have more nature pictures of animals and plants which could be added to the web site.