Endangered Nipomo Lupine On the Rise

Posted by on Oct 15, 2013 in Uncategorized | No Comments
Endangered Nipomo Lupine On the Rise

2013 Monitoring Update Long ago, a botanist stepped off a train, hiked around the Black Lake Canyon area, and stumbled upon an undiscovered plant now known as Nipomo lupine (Lupinus nipomensis). The first Nipomo lupine that was collected and scientifically described as a species originated from Black Lake. Where once Nipomo lupine thrived at a […]

From Our Farmlands to Your Fork

Posted by on Sep 25, 2013 in Uncategorized | No Comments

“Working with The Land Conservancy is a dream come true. To be able to farm and lease land so close to home makes it much easier for me.”   –Jacob Smith, Avila Valley Barn, Farm Operator One of our region’s most notable farm stands has grown in recent years to become the iconic Avila Valley […]

LCSLO Applies for National Accreditation: Open For Public Comment

Posted by on Aug 20, 2013 in Uncategorized | No Comments
LCSLO Applies for National Accreditation: Open For Public Comment

The land trust accreditation program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. The Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County (LCSLO) is pleased to announce that we will be submitting our application for accreditation this September. The public comment period is open now through October […]

Dia De Los Muertos Celebration at Kathleen Canyon’s Overlook, SAT Nov 2nd

Posted by on Aug 7, 2013 in Uncategorized | No Comments
Dia De Los Muertos Celebration at Kathleen Canyon’s Overlook, SAT Nov 2nd

The community is invited to a Dia De Los Muertos Celebration in honor of the late conservationist Kathleen Goddard Jones and her vision to protect our local dunes. This event is on Saturday, November 2nd starting at 11:30 am-1:00 pm.This bilingual event is family-friendly and free. Guest will enjoy live music, kids craft projects, and […]

Job Announcement – THIS JOB POSTING IS CLOSED

Posted by on Aug 5, 2013 in Uncategorized | No Comments
Job Announcement – THIS JOB POSTING IS CLOSED

The Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County is pleased to announce the opening of their SEASONAL (6-Month, Temporary), full-time, Restoration Specialist positions. Restoration Specialists are part of the Restoration Team which is responsible for on the ground implementation of our restoration projects. This includes: exotic species removal, habitat restoration, riparian rehabilitation, and dunes restoration. […]

Did You Know?

Posted by on Jul 26, 2013 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Donating to The Land Conservancy is more than just protecting land… INCREASED PHYSICAL ACTIVITY Availability of open space and recreation areas encourages active lifestyles. If every person spent 20 minutes walking or hiking each day, we could eliminate the nation’s obesity epidemic. Our local lands provide outlets for a healthier community and a healthier YOU! […]

Welcome New Board of Trustee Kara Blakeslee

Posted by on Jul 18, 2013 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Kara is a graduate of Cal Poly (BA in Business Administration) and Duke University (JD, and MA in public policy.)  An active member of the California state bar, her “desk job” is serving as a financial planner and VP of the local family firm, Blakeslee & Blakeslee, Inc. Kara’s passions are her two beautiful daughters, […]

Welcome New Board of Trustee Claire Wineman

Posted by on Jul 18, 2013 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Claire Wineman grew up on her family’s cattle ranch in southern San Luis Obispo County.  She got her professional start as a Habitat Restoration Specialist with the Land Conservancy one summer during college.  Claire earned a BS in Environmental Economics and Policy with an emphasis in Environmental Science from UC Berkeley.  She went on to work […]

Making Headlines on the Frontlines of Land Conservation

Posted by on Jul 5, 2013 in Uncategorized | No Comments
Making Headlines on the Frontlines of Land Conservation

W e made national headlines in the Los Angeles Times for our innovative and successful conservation efforts in partnership with the United States Department of Defense. As the premiere nonprofit land trust dedicated to San Luis Obispo County, we have leveraged funding from the U.S. Department of Defense Readiness andEnvironmental Protection Initiative and the Army […]

Anywhere You Roam, There’s No Place Like Home

Posted by on Jun 7, 2013 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Whether San Luis Obispo County is your permanent home or your home-away-from-home, we’re betting that there are some common reasons why you love it. Here’s how The Land Conservancy is helping keep it the special place you love. Open Spaces to Explore With hundreds of hiking trails, bike paths, campgrounds, public beaches, and recreational waterways […]