Southern Sierra Partnership Member Organizations
Audubon California is a field program of the National Audubon Society, a nonprofit that has worked to conserve and restore natural ecosystems for over a century. At Kern River Preserve and elsewhere, it protects birds, other wildlife and habitat for the benefit of humanity and the Earth’s biological diversity.
Sequoia Riverlands Trust (SRT) is a regional land trust dedicated to conserving the natural and agricultural legacy of the Southern Sierra and Southern San Joaquin Valley. Working with landowners, conservationists and other partners, SRT has protected more than 11,000 acres of habitat and farmland for future generations. SRT also owns and manages six preserves, educates the public about conservation and stewardship, and is actively involved in land use policy.
The Sierra Business Council (SBC) is a member-based organization of over 700 individuals and businesses committed to pioneering innovative solutions in the Sierra Nevada. By helping businesses and communities adapt to changes in the region’s environment, economy and population, SBC seeks to foster community vitality, environmental quality, economic prosperity and social fairness in the Sierra Nevada.
Tejon Ranch Conservancy was created in 2008 to preserve, enhance, and restore the native biodiversity and ecosystem values of the Tehachapi Range for California’s future generations. It is responsible for the permanent protection of approximately 240,000 acres of the 270,000-acre Tejon Ranch, and works with Tejon Ranch Company and others to promote long term, science-based stewardship of the Ranch.
The Nature Conservancy works around the world to protect ecologically important land and waters. Its conservation efforts emphasize science, pragmatic solutions and partnerships, and have saved more than 119 million acres of land worldwide. In California, The Nature Conservancy has protected nearly 1.5 million acres, including key habitat in the Southern Sierra and Tehachapi Mountains.
Photo: John Greening, 2012.