Protecting Land Now and for the Future

John Muir Land Trust protects and cares for open space, ranches, farms, parkland and shoreline in Contra Costa and Alameda Counties. Since our founding 30 years ago, JMLT has become one of the leading forces for conservation in northern California. With more than 3,500 acres protected, many beautiful places in the East Bay are permanently preserved for recreation and wildlife habitat. JMLT believes that the vitality of our natural open spaces is essential to the health of our earth, air, water, native plants and animals — and all of us.

Acquiring land is at the heart of what we do. We identify and purchase open spaces that should be conserved in a natural state and enjoyed by everyone. We carefully steward these properties by providing low-impact opportunities for public recreation while protecting the needs of wild residents. The energetic JMLT community of supporters has protected a diverse collection of special places. These range from small community gardens to former ranches covering hundreds of acres. They provide outdoor recreation, protected habitat for wildlife, stunning scenic beauty, sources of pure drinking water, natural economic benefits, and close-to-home places where young people can experience nature and learn about our shared environment.

These remarkable places all have one thing in common. Thanks to your generous support, they have been preserved forever for the benefit of all.

JMLT is proud to be advancing a many decades-long effort to conserve the places that make the East Bay special. The next few decades will define the character of this region for generations to come — likely forever.

Learn more in 30 Years Ahead, A Brief History Of The Future.