John Muir Land Trust

Saving the Places That Make the East Bay Special

aka JMLT or Muir Heritage Land Trust   |   Martinez, CA   |  www.jmlt.org

Mission

Mission and Vision:

John Muir Land Trust protects and cares for open space, ranches, farms, parkland and shoreline in the East Bay of Northern California.

John Muir Land Trust believes that the vitality of our open spaces is essential to the health of our earth, air, water and our native plants and animals -- and all of us. Our vision is to ensure that the beauty, diversity and fullness of our natural areas continue to enrich and sustain all generations of life. We acquire, protect and steward these diminishing lands, and we foster environmental awareness so that each person understands the need to preserve our natural heritage.

Ruling year info

1994

Principal Officer

Mr. Linus Eukel

Main address

PO Box 31

Martinez, CA 94553 USA

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Formerly known as

Muir Heritage Land Trust

EIN

68-0194652

NTEE code info

Natural Resource Conservation and Protection (C30)

Environmental Quality, Protection, and Beautification N.E.C. (C99)

Land Resources Conservation (C34)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Everything we depend on comes from the earth. Some of these resources are non-renewable, or in limited supply. John Muir Land Trust permanently protects land throughout Alameda County and Contra Costa County to safeguard our beautiful environment for people, animals and plants alike.

There is a long-term life cycle to finding, acquiring and taking care of all JMLT properties. When we say “permanently protected" we mean it. And the acquisition and stewardship of our properties means cleaner air, more abundant water supplies and increased opportunities for environmental awareness throughout throughout the East Bay.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Land Acquisition

JMLT acquires land in the East Bay, and stewards that land in perpetuity. JMLT is almost always in an active land campaign, some of which are public while others remain in the quiet phase until funding is secured.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Once a vacant lot in an urban neighborhood, this 3.5-acre parcel in Pittsburg, California is being repurposed into a thriving organic farm. The farm broke ground in Summer 2020. Its mission: to empower youth and adults to discover and participate in a local food system that encourages healthy living, nurtures the environment, and feeds the community.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
At-risk youth
Economically disadvantaged people
Unemployed people
Farmers

Where we work

Accreditations

Land Trust Accreditation Commission 2020

Affiliations & memberships

Land Trust Alliance 2016

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of acres of land protected

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Land Acquisition

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

We are acquiring and protecting open space, wildlife habitat, watershed lands, ranches, farms, parkland and shoreline in Alameda County and Contra Costa County in Northern California. Our goal is to double our acreage of protected land in the next five years.

We identify strategically important lands for protection, work with local communities and agencies to assemble the necessary funds, purchase the land for protection in perpetuity, and then actively steward and maintain the acres we own. With the help of a large community of supporters we have protected 3,100 acres in Alameda County and Contra Costa County, and our goal is to double our impact over the next five years.

The John Muir Land Trust has a large and growing community of supporters. We are focused on individual fundraising and will also pursue grants and corporate sponsorship, as we work on land acquisition.

Last year we raised $7 million to purchase 604-acre Carr Ranch in Lamorinda. Our next big land project will be announced April 2018.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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John Muir Land Trust

Board of directors
as of 02/16/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Arthur Bart-Williams

Vizzit

Term: 2021 - 2023

Dawn Block

Eliot Hudson

Bill Wadsworth

Arthur Bart-Williams

Ted Radosevich

Katie Hill

Charles Lewis IV

Jack Cortis

Stephanie Becker

Jan Berckefeldt

Tim Lipman

Karen Sakata

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 9/1/2020

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data