The Santa Clara River Conservancy (SCRC) is a conservation organization formed in 2009 to maintain connectivity of natural resources throughout the Santa Clara River Watershed. Based in the Santa Clara River valley, our primary goal is to protect native riparian habitat through restoration, conservation, education, and collaboration. The Santa Clara River is the last major coastal system in southern California that retains much of its natural hydrology.
The Santa Clara River Conservancy, representing the diverse interests of the Santa Clara River Watershed, from the flood plain to the highest tributaries seeks to:
Secure, hold, and manage significant lands and waters that provide habitat for native biodiversity.
Promote sustainable access to natural resources for people, including farming and recreation, and engage with the public on the diverse ecology associated with the Santa Clara River.
Sustain and restore natural ecosystem function to support all its inhabitants.
Advance cooperation between the agricultural community and conservation to further common goals and create an integrated working landscape that stems the tide of urban encroachment.
Our Board of Directors
Hedrick Properties Inc.
Tribal Leader, Barbareño Band of Mission Indians
CIC, Board Member
Senior Vice President/Principal, Leavitt Group
Nancy Settle Vaniotis
Retired Ventura County Planning Manager
Lead Restoration Specialist