• Protecting San Diego's Resources
  • Managing Mitigation Lands
  • Respecting and Protecting Wildlife
  • Protecting San Diego's Resources
  • Managing Mitigation Lands
  • Respecting and Protecting Wildlife

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SDHC is always looking for volunteers.  Find out more about current opportunites by clicking on the Donate/ Volunteer tab above.

SDHC is actively seeking additional lands to manage.  If you are looking for an organization to manage your mitigation lands, you can find additional information about our programs here.

About San Diego Habitat Conservancy

San Diego Habitat Conservancy (SDHC) has been working since 2000 to acquire, manage, and protect land that supports sensitive habitats and species. Our vision is a healthy, natural environment that engages the commitment of people and communities, creates a legacy, and improves the quality of life for all living things. SDHC is one of only a few nonprofit habitat managers working with developers, municipalities, and agencies throughout the region to strike a critical balance between development and the protection of our valuable habitat.

Our Mission

The mission of San Diego Habitat Conservancy is to acquire, manage and protect land in perpetuity that supports sensitive habitats and species, and to educate and inspire people and communities as stewards and advocates of their natural environment.


Conservancy News

April 14, 2014 – San Diego Habitat Conservancy is thrilled to announce our participation in giveBIG, a local day-of-giving happening on Tuesday, May 6, 2014. Our goal is to raise $20,000 towards the development and implementation of our education program. Every donation between $25 and $1,000 made to SDHC will be magnified through giveBIG incentive pool funds! Mark your calendar for May 6th and give BIG! Find out more at sdfoundation.org/giveBIG.


April 2, 2014 – SDHC is now registered with AmazonSmile. AmazonSmile offers the exact same low prices, vast selection, and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com. Just go to AmazonSmile, select San Diego Habitat Conservancy as your charity of chance, start shopping, and SDHC will receive 0.5% of every purchase you make. What an easy way to contribute to the long-term protection of San Diego’s precious resources!

San Diego Habitat Conservancy


April 1, 2014 – The Carlsbad Raceway Preserve, SDHC’s newest addition to our ever growing list of preserves, was recently  featured in the Union-Tribune. Learn about why this preserve came to be and how it fits in with regional conservation efforts.


March 21, 2014 – In March 2014, SDHC began managing the 46.25-acre Carlsbad Raceway Preserve. Find out more by reading our press release.

Read our latest newsletter, Habitat Happenings, to learn about the newly established Carlsbad Raceway Preserve, how to identify sign of coyote and bobcat, and much more.