LANDOWNERS

OPTIMIZING BENEFITS FOR FARMERS AND RANCHERS

The Central Valley Habitat Exchange is focused on creating new revenue opportunities for farmers and ranchers to create, maintain, and improve habitat on their property.

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OUR GOAL

Our goal is to keep agricultural lands productive while increasing the supply of wildlife habitat in the Central Valley

COLLABORATIVE CONSERVATION

Private landowners are essential allies since 70 percent of land in the Central Valley of California is privately owned.

DEVELOP A PROJECT ON YOUR LAND

The Exchange helps landowners measure their property's habitat potential and access funding partners to implement habitat projects on their land. Working through the Exchange, landowners can create investor-ready projects which are then added to the Exchange Registry. By adding projects to the Exchange Registry, landowners can signal to funders that they are ready to implement conservation or restoration activities.

The Exchange will help landowners create investor-ready projects. This process typically includes:

  • Performing a pre-project habitat assessment on the property using the Habitat Quantification Tool
  • Working with the Exchange to map out potential restoration scenarios
  • Signing preliminary assurance agreements pending funding
CONNECTING WITH FUNDERS

The Exchange uses a strong partner network and the Exchange Registry to pair investors with landowners whose projects offer the habitat outcomes required, in addition to a timeline and budget that works for all parties. This allows for the creation of partnerships that meet the need of both landowners and investors, in addition to wildlife.