Yolo Land Trust

Reviewed by the Sacramento Region Community Foundation

$18,103 raised by 53 donors

91% complete

$20,000 Goal

Yolo Land Trust (YLT) is committed to protecting soil, water, wildlife, and locally grown food by conserving farmland.

YLT conserves farms and ranches, and preserves their resources so they can remain farms forever. We have partnered with over 60 farmers to protect more than 13,000 acres of farmland from non-agricultural development. These permanently protected lands will remain farms forever. 

Farms provide jobs to sustain Yolo County's strong agricultural economy.  Food continues to be grown locally for all to enjoy.  Hawks perch on trees and wildlife habitat is sustained. Soil is protected, not developed for urban purposes.  Cyclists ride on the county roads and marvel at the change of the seasons, and children can enjoy pumpkin patches and watching ripe tomatoes roll down the road after harvest. 

YLT is shaping the character of Yolo County for centuries to come by ensuring there will be farms and a thriving agricultural economy to support the community. Once our farmland and open space is paved over and developed, farms will be a distant memory and Yolo County will be another urban California city just like Los Angeles.

We all enjoy good quality fresh food and Yolo County farms are some of the most abundant in the world. Yolo County farms grow food that nourishes communities across the globe. We must protect these valuable farms and their resources. Yolo Land Trust is doing just that! Your donation to Yolo land Trust ensure we can continue this important work for years to come.

Giving Activity


Yolo Land Trust has one simple & vital mission: to conserve farmland in Yolo County. Permanent farmland conservation protects air, water, and soil, keeps our rural heritage alive, maintains open space for wildlife, fosters healthy communities, generates good jobs, and ensures food will be grown to nourish the world.

YLT works with willing landowners to preserve productive farmland and ensure that public policies will continue to protect the local farmland we all love. We help landowners interested in preserving their property’s resources through our most common tool: a conservation easement. Conservation easements are voluntary legal agreements that restrict the use of the land to farming, ranching or habitat protection.


Unrestricted funds will have the most impact. These funds allow YLT to complete the due diligence necessary for agricultural land conservation easements. Completion takes time and resources, but it is all worth it to protect the important farmland in Yolo County!

Other needs for funding include:

- support operational and administrative costs

- education and outreach efforts targeted at raising awareness for YLT in the community and the importance of conserving farmland.

- the creation of storytelling videos to increase community education and donor engagement.

- design and installation of signage on our already conserved easements to increase YLT's visibility and connect the community with our easement lands.

Equity Statement

The Yolo Land Trust values diversity and strives to create a welcoming community in which all individuals are respected and included. We support respectful and meaningful inquiry across actual or perceived differences. These differences could include age, appearance, ethnicity, gender, language, political ideology, race, religion/spirituality, sex, socio-economic status, and other personal identities and experiences.

We live and work in an increasingly interconnected world. The ability to include, communicate, cooperate, and collaborate with diverse individuals is critical to the success of the Trust. To that end, we engage in a dialogue to understand our common values, our differences, and how we can work together with a long view in protecting the rural and agricultural resources of our community. As an organization, this involves being transparent, non-political and non-governmental.

Organization Data


Organization name

Yolo Land Trust

other names

The Yolo Land Trust, YLT

Year Established


Tax id (EIN)


Mission Category

Food, Agriculture & Nutrition

Operating Budget


Organization Need

Funding: Unrestricted, Funding: Program, Technology, Volunteers, In-Kind Donations

Local Counties Served


Equity Statement

Equity Statement


221 West Court Street Suite 5
Woodland, CA 95695


PO Box 1196
Woodland, CA 95776

Service areas

Yolo, CA, US

Woodland, CA, US

Davis, CA, US

Winters, CA, US, 95694

West Sacramento, CA, US



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