The SNC is administering the Strategic Land Conservation Directed Grant Program to support land conservation projects that improve public access and protect lands threatened by conversion to development, particularly lands with significant cultural or natural values and those that provide critical resilience to climate change. Planning and implementation projects for both fee title and conservation easement acquisition are eligible.
The WIP Strategic Land Conservation Directed Grant Program conserves lands through the planning and implementation of fee title and conservation easement acquisitions. Acquisitions should aim to protect, restore, or create one or more of the priorities below:
To be eligible, projects must meet all of the following criteria:
The Strategic Land Conservation Grant Program supports planning projects and implementation projects, as described below. Each project proposal must identify whether it is a planning or implementation project; the project types may not be combined.
For examples of eligible projects, see: https://sierranevada.ca.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/326/2022/03/Strategic-Land-Conservation-Grant-Guidelines-2022.pdf#page=6
For information on eligible costs, see: https://sierranevada.ca.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/326/2022/03/Strategic-Land-Conservation-Grant-Guidelines-2022.pdf#page=7
Additional Geographic Information:Sierra Nevada Conservancy Region map: https://sierranevada.ca.gov/about-us/our-region/