To preserve the beauty and biodiversity of the earth, and to provide programs so that every child may know the joy of nature.
Founded in 1995, The Wildlands Conservancy (TWC) is dedicated to preserving the beauty and biodiversity of the earth and to providing programs so that children may know the wonder and joy of nature.
In working to achieve this mission, TWC has established the largest nonprofit nature preserve system in California, comprised of fifteen preserves encompassing 143,000 acres of diverse mountain, valley, desert, river, and oceanfront landscapes. These preserves are open to the public free of charge for passive recreation, including camping, hiking, picnicking, birding, and more.
Ultimately, saving our treasured landscapes from development means educating and instilling a love for nature in future generations. For this reason, TWC is also the state’s nonprofit leader in providing free outdoor education opportunities for California youth. Through these programs and our reverent stewardship of preserves-visited by nearly half a million people per year-we foster a love and respect for life in all of its magnificent forms.