About San Diego Habitat Conservancy

SDHC’s Board of Directors and
Executive Director at the 2014
Annual Gala.

San Diego Habitat Conservancy (SDHC), a nationally accredited land trust, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit providing a high quality habitat management service. SDHC currently manages 23 open space preserves in San Diego County and is contracted to manage an additional 3 once restoration is completed for a total of nearly 1300acres. SDHC ensures that the open space preserves we manage are ecologically valuable with quality habitat that adds value to regional conservation efforts. SDHC’s management of these preserves occurs in coordination with countywide conservation efforts.

Habitat Manager Jim Rocks
prepares to conduct a night survey

In San Diego County, two large-scale, comprehensive conservation management plans, the Multiple Species Conservation Program (MSCP) Plan and the Multiple Habitat Conservation Program (MHCP) Plan, are in place to conserve regional biodiversity by maintaining wildlife corridors and linkages, avoiding the creation of islands or pockets of habitat, while accommodating smart growth. These programs were developed pursuant to the federal and California Endangered Species Acts and California’s Natural Community Conservation Planning (NCCP) Program.

In addition to increasing the number of sensitive habitats and species we manage, SDHC is also actively working to create an education program with the goal of providing interactive educational opportunities at our preserves in order to get children outdoors. Learn more about this work here.


Program Coordinator
Sarah Krejca
SDHC is led by a Board of Directors and staff who share a passion for our mission to protect the sensitive habitats and species we are lucky to have in Southern California.

San Diego Habitat Conservancy’s financial information is available on Guidestar.


Click on the video above to learn about the day-to-day challenges, responsibilites, and perks of being a habitat manager in Southern California.