• 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

June 4, 2014 – SDHC is excited to announce our new partnership with JMag Photography. JMag Photography’s Jennifer Magallon is a very talented landscape photographer who shares our passion for protecting the natural beauty found throughout southern California. Every week on her blog, Jennifer will be highlighting SDHC’s efforts to help protect the local environment and reconnect people with the natural world. Visit the JMag Photography blog or JMag Photography Facebook page often to see Jennifer’s amazing work, including the beautiful images she captures at SDHC’s preserves


July 10, 2014 - Learn about San Diego County’s unique habitats and the role the MSCP plays in preserving open space and biological diversity across San Diego County by attending the upcoming MSCP Annual Report Workshop on July 22nd at 9AM at the County of San Diego Operations Center, Board Hearing Chambers, 5520 Overland Ave., San Diego, CA 92123.



Join Habitat Manager, Jim Rocks, on July 25 at the Lux Art Institute in Encinitas. Jim will be giving a talk about native plants during Lux’s Lunchtime Lecture series from 12 to 1PM. Free for members of Lux, $15 for non-members.We hope to see you there!


Read SDHC’s latest newsletter, Habitat Happenings, to learn about our collaboration with Lux Art Institute, how much SDHC raised during the giveBIG event, our morning spent with 1st graders at Innovations Academy, and much more. Click here to have our newsletters delivered directly to your inbox.