"MLLT believes that land should be properly managed to restore and maintain healthy ecosystems while at the same time ensuring optimum production. We are glad that conservation easements can ensure that land is managed responsibly in perpetuity.”
~ Dan Port, Past Presidnet and current MLLT Advisory Board Member
MLLT helps to protect agricultural and range lands, historic and scenic sites, and natural habitats. MLLT works with willing sellers to craft win-win solutions that ensure continued agricultural, open, and natural spaces for future generations.
The Mother Lode Land Trust currently holds 23 conservation easements totaling just over 5,000 acres in Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, El Dorado, and Tuolumne Counties. MLLT is also the landowner of the 187-acre C&C Ranch near Jackson, the 375-acre Deer Creek Hills Preserve Extension near Rancho Murieta, and the 575-acre Long Gulch Ranch near Groveland.
Additionally, MLLT continues to negotiate with the Stewardship Council and PG&E to hold conservation easements on an additional 5,700 acres of watershed lands in Alpine, Amador, El Dorado, and Tuolumne Counties. MLLT also continues to work with private landowners and anticipates protecting another 2000-3000 privately owned acres over the course of the next several years.