The MISSION of San Diego Habitat Conservancy (SDHC) 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.
About San Diego Habitat Conservancy
The SDHC has two distinct, but interconnected, programs to fulfill our Mission:
We were established in 2000 as a nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation and were granted federal 501(c)(3) non-profit status from the IRS in 2002. SDHC manages a number of open space easements throughout the San Diego region, preserving and managing the sensitive habitat and species on those easements that are unique to our Southern California environment. SDHC strives to share our knowledge and appreciation of our natural environment with the San Diego community, encouraging participation in the stewardship of our region’s precious open space. 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.
News Properties Under Management
Bridges & Santa Fe Creek
San Diego Habitat's preserve, the Bridges & Santa Fe Creek Open Space Preserve, was featured in news stories in the Union-Tribune and the Ah-Ha Rancho Sante Fe News. The articles highlight the efforts of the Conservancy to preserve this habitat near Rancho Santa Fe for a variety of sensitive species.
Lonestar Open Space Preserve
San Diego Habitat Conservancy’s first preserve in southern San Diego County, the Lonestar Open Space Preserve in Otay Mesa, was highlighted in the Union-Tribune on February 9th.
The majority of the site supports non-native grassland, while a 3.35-acre section within a canyon in the northwest portion of the site supports Diegan coastal sage scrub. These protected habitats serve as a safe haven for the burrowing owl, Coronado skink, white-tailed kite, and Otay tarplant; all sensitive species that are found within the Preserve.
Muroya Property Preserve
The Muroya Property Preserve located in the City of Carlsbad, CA consists of 8.53 acres of open space habitat. Several sensitive bird and plant species use this habitat, including the coastal California gnatcatcher, California adolphia, wart-stemmed ceanothus, Nuttal’s scrub oak, and Engelmann oak.