Welcome to the Carrizo Plain
Help us protect more of the Carrizo Plain for all its wildlife
More Room to Roam
Preserve the habitat of the tule elk
The Carrizo Plain
Tucked into eastern San Luis Obispo County, an hour in any direction from the nearest town or gas station, lies the Carrizo Plain. This broad, largely undeveloped valley may be one of California’s best kept secrets with its rich diversity of wildlife, stunning wildflower displays and great vistas. In 2001, approximately 250,000 acres of this beautiful area was designated as the Carrizo Plain National Monument by Presidential proclamation.
What we do
Conservation of the “Serengeti of California”, the last remnants of the vast grasslands in the Central Valley, is at the heart of our work.
With the help of volunteers and dedicated helpers we restore lands degraded from mismanagement and overuse.
We work on restoring water resources for wildlive, greatly reduced by pollution from agriculture and human impact.
Engaging with private and public land owners, we work to connect wild lands to give wildlife room to roam.
- Since 2013 over 9000 acres have been added to the land owned by the Conservancy
- Over a dozen 2.5 acre parcels in the California Valley have been purchased and conserved. We cooperate with the county of San Luis Obispo to implement the California Valley Lot Acquisition Program.
Our focus is exclusively on the Carrizo Plain. Help us keep it wild forever!