Santa Lucia Conservancy
26700 Rancho San Carlos Rd.
Carmel, California 93923
Tel: (831) 626.8595
Fax: (831) 626.8522
The Santa Lucia Conservancy is a 501(c)(3) non-profit land trust incorporated in 1995 to conserve the ecological integrity of the protected lands within the Santa Lucia Preserve in Carmel, CA. We are dedicated to advancing the art and science of conservation-compatible development through adaptive land management, conservation easement stewardship, ecological research, and environmental education programs.
The Conservancy actively manages the 18,000 acres of natural lands within the Preserve to protect and enhance their extraordinary ecological values. In addition, the Conservancy works with a variety of academic and environmental partners to conduct and promote ecological research that increases our understanding of the interactions between human communities and the natural environment. The Conservancy also provides free environmental educational programs to children from public and private schools and homeschooling families.
The Santa Lucia Conservancy is a member of the Land Trust Alliance and has adopted the Land Trust Standards and Practices to guide its operations.
To learn more our organization and our work, please visit About Us.
We are delighted to announce that the Conservancy has an amazing new Wildlife Biologist to lead our research and adaptive management efforts. Christy Wyckoff, PhD is an accomplished field ecologist with roots in the Central Coast (raised in Paso Robles) with expertise ranging from butterflies and birds to feral pigs and wildlife diseases. She received her Bachelor of Sciences from Stanford University, a Masters in Range and Wildlife Management from Texas A&M and her PhD from Colorado State University, where she distinguished herself by building bridges between highly technical laboratory-based pathology research and on-the-ground wildlife management in elk populations in Rocky Mountain National Park. In addition to her 12 years of experience working with wildlife, Christy brings a lively intellect, a love of learning and teaching, and a desire to devote more time to building connections between people and nature through citizen science, landowner partnerships and academic collaborations. Christy will arrive in early March and will join us for our March 7 Board events. And yes, there does seem to be some cosmic force at work when it comes to names around here!