Planning for Resiliency

Dear ACR Community,

In January 2019, the ACR Board of Directors met a critical milestone by adopting this four-year strategic plan to guide us as we build on our robust history of regional conservation and confront today’s evolving environmental challenges.

In recent years, ACR added exciting new programs to our acclaimed education, conservation science, and stewardship initiatives, prompting the creation of a cohesive vision for the future that re-articulates our mission and values and directs the path forward.

The strategic plan focuses on four key goals to help guide our organization into the future and improve effectiveness in fulfilling our mission. It directs us to use our preserves as healthy living laboratories, maximize new opportunities that produce local results with global implications, increase our influence as regional conservation leaders, and rebuild the Bouverie Preserve facilities that were lost in the Nuns Fire.

Our volunteers, donors, and friends are key to every step we take. This strategic plan culminated a six-month effort that included interviews with internal and external stakeholders; surveys of over 200 volunteers, donors and staff; countless hours of focused working groups; and many spirited discussions.

By being aligned in values, vision and goals, and working together, we can be even more effective in creating real change and “conservation in action.”


John Petersen,
Executive Director

Phillip Carlsen
President, Board of Directors