Tri-Valley Conservancy

Preserve Land. Connect Communities. Enrich Life.

aka TVC   |   Livermore, CA   |  www.trivalleyconservancy.org

Mission

Our mission is to promote economically sustainable vineyards and orchards, and increase permanently protected, biologically diverse open spaces. We all need land so we have food to eat, parks to visit, fresh air and clean water. You can help protect more land for you, wildlife & future generations to enjoy!

Ruling year info

1995

Acting Executive Director

Ms. Charlene Anderson

Main address

1457 First Street

Livermore, CA 94550 USA

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Formerly known as

South Livermore Valley Agricultural Land Trust

EIN

94-3216468

NTEE code info

Natural Resource Conservation and Protection (C30)

Farmland Preservation (K25)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Tri-Valley Conservancy works to conserve land in an ever developing world to protect and promote agricultural lands and ensure sensitive ecosystems and watershed open space thrive. We do this by arranging and maintaining easements on property within the South Livermore Valley Specific Plan and beyond that preserve land from development in perpetuity. The SLVSP requires that development occurring in the South Livermore Valley must preserve one acre for every house built and for every acre built on, an additional acre must be preserved. We have worked to preserve not only the land in the Livermore Valley, but sensitive habitats all throughout the region. To ensure that this legacy of land preservation lives on in our community we have created a youth education program, 'Discovery: Youth in Nature', aimed at teaching fourth graders in the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District about the importance of nature and land stewardship in their community.

Our programs

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

Discovery Youth in Nature

Connecting 4th grade boys and girls with the outdoors through hands-on environmental science lessons and experiential exploration in a park to help them understand the importance of land preservation. For nearly half the students, this is their 1st hike ever. After the program, 100% of students want to preserve land in their community.
In 2019, we reached every 4th grade class in Livermore. In 2020, we broadened our reach in response to lockdown measures and brought our program online, encouraging kids to explore nature all around them. This year, we are launching our pilot program in Pleasanton in 2021 to double the number of boys and girls reached.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Where we work

Accreditations

Land Trust Alliance 2009

Awards

Environmental Stewardship Award 2019

Pleasanton Weekly

Affiliations & memberships

Land Trust Alliance 2010

California Council of Land Trusts 2004

TOGETHER Bay Area 1997

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

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Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Farmers

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Land put under Conservation Easement for preservation in perpetuity since 1994

Number of students educated through field trips

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

Children and youth

Related Program

Discovery Youth in Nature

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The Discovery youth in Nature Program seeks to educate students in the Tri-Valley on land stewardship and the importance of nature in their community.

Total dollar amount of grants awarded

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Grants received for large projects outside of land acquisition and easements

Number of overall donors

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Donor number as well as contribution amount steadily increased over the last 10 years

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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

Tri-Valley Conservancy was created in 1994 with the South Livermore Valley Specific Plan (SLVSP) with the aim to create an urban growth boundary and conserve open space and agriculture in the California Tri-Valley in the face of further development. In addition to supporting agriculture properties in Livermore, we work to preserve land for parks and connect trails to provide access to our open space for generations to come. We are working to expand 'Youth in Nature' to reach every fourth grade classroom in the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District as well as expand into the Pleasanton Unified School District.

Tri-Valley Conservancy partners with state and local government organizations to preserve sensitive habitats and land threatened with development. We continue to seek out new partnerships in order to mitigate new land holdings, provide access to open space and connect trails across different public parks. Tri-Valley Conservancy is also continuing conversations with local school districts to spread the word about Discovery: Youth in Nature, which is provided free of cost to elementary schools through the generous support of grants, sponsors and donations.

Tri-Valley Conservancy is the only accredited land trust in Alameda Country. We are certified by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife to hold wildlife easements. We are granted funds towards acquiring new properties through our partner organizations and the South Livermore Valley Specific Plan. We are also generously supported by our partners and individuals in our community that believe in our mission of land conservation. We have continued to work with our partners, such as the Livermore Regional Park District and the East Bay Regional Park District, for mitigation and land use planning in order to expand parks and trails.

Tri-Valley Conservancy has successfully created an urban growth boundary around the City of Livermore. We have preserved more than 5,400 acres of land for open space and agricultural use since 1994 and continue to expand our reach into the Tri-Valley and beyond. We manage over 64 easements on over 100 properties, with some being wildlife conservation easements in partnership with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.
In addition, we have educated almost 1500 fourth grade students over the past four years of the Discovery: Youth in Nature program. Tri-Valley Conservancy would like to extend into the Pleasanton Unified School District and educate every fourth grade class in the area. We work to continue to preserve land for agriculture and open space as well as strengthen and develop our partnerships with land preservation and wildlife conservation organizations to ensure land preservation for generations to come.

Financials

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Operations

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

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Tri-Valley Conservancy

Board of directors
as of 7/6/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. David Kent

Livermore Valley Winegrowers Association

Term: 2019 -

Lori Souza

David Doyle

City of Pleasanton

Robert Gilham

John Howard

Scott Akin

City of Livermore

Tamara Reus

Friends of Open Space & Vineyards

Sblend Sblendorio

Mark Triska

Jennifer Yeamans

County of Alameda

Cynthia Ross

David Kent

Livermore Valley Winegrowers Association

Kevin Baskin

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? Not applicable
  • 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? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

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