help preserve our land
from ruthless developers
save the arroyo toad!

Don't let this...

become this...

help protect our endangered species!

How You Can Help

1. You can donate to the CLCF! Tax deductible donations will be used for environmental studies and litigation measures needed to continue the fight for protection of wild lands and endangered species of the Santa Ana Mountains!
501(c)-3 #74-3112974
Make donations payable to:
P.O. Box 613
Silverado, CA 92676-0613

2. Send a tax deductible donation securely via PayPal:

3. SOS..."SAVE OUR SCHOOL!" The Canyon Land Conservation Fund has joined the effort to help save Silverado Elementary School from closure by the OUSD this school year 2009-10. Please join OC Supervisor Bill Campbell, Cal State Fullerton's Tucker Sanctuary, the O.C. Dept. of Education's "Inside the Outdoors" as well as many others in support of this vital community school, especially the plan to transform Silverado Elementary School into a charter school with an environmental science and technology focus!
For more information click here:

4. Along with efforts to save Holtz Ranch, the CLCF is also currently working with the Orange Hills Task Force of the Sierra Club in an effort to preserve the area near Irvine Lake (East Orange), slated for a development proposal of 4,000 new homes by Donald Bren and the Irvine Company. Where is it? Well, its right smack dab in the middle of the Irvine Ranch Land Trust Reserve…that’s where!
Click here to learn more about East Orange

5. CLCF Katrina Relief Team:
Along with wild land preservation, the CLCF has been coordinating a relief effort to Biloxi, MS. and New Orleans, LA., in which we’ve been able to send groups of contractor/construction workers to the Gulf to help rebuild homes of the elderly and uninsured, in areas devastated by Hurricane Katrina. "People in the rest of the nation have no idea the amount of damage to the Gulf Coast, particularly the areas of Biloxi, Mississippi and New Orleans, Louisiana. It would be like as if the entire coast of California had been washed away or flooded at least two miles in from the shore. Homes, businesses, hospitals, schools, transportation, etc; try to imagine everything whipped by horrific winds and flooded by 8 to 20 feet of water!" says Chay Peterson, Co-founder of the CLCF.

Gulfport, Mississippi

hurricane katrina damage

We must rebuild this hurricane damaged area!

CLCF Relief Team - Catching relief at the Waffle House

clcf hurricane relief team 2005

L to R: Marcus Lynch, John Patterson, Brad Patterson, Kevin, Chay Peterson, Brett Peterson

In front of Aunt V's House

clcf hrricane relief team 2007

L to R: Chay Peterson, Aunt "V", Kurt Roberts, Shaun Peterson, Brett Peterson