The Trust was formed as the first Land Trust of Eastern Contra Costa County by the Contra Costa Board of Supervisors in 1997. Conserving the agricultural heritage and natural resources of Contra Costa County, as well as neighboring areas, is critical to protecting our way of life.
We’re not a government agency but a private, nonprofit corporation that depends on the support of generous donors, landowners, and volunteers.
In our community –
We are fortunate to be surrounded by productive farms and ranches that make agriculture the Bay Area’s largest industry.
Not only do agricultural lands contribute economically to the community, but these lands also protect watershed and habitats as well as providing the working landscape that defines our heritage and our quality of life.
IN THE LAST 30 YEARS, THE BAY AREA HAS LOST 217,000 ACRES OF AGRICULTURAL LAND
to sprawl development—a total area equivalent to seven San Franciscos.
Suburban growth continues to spread out over fertile regions in counties like Alameda, Contra Costa, and Santa Clara, where these regions are losing a disproportionate amount of prime cropland.
What would the Bay Area be like without farms and ranches? Imagine our region without range and farm lands. Sooner than we realize we may lose this – unless the region’s agriculture can be sustained and valued for the productive land and ecosystems that it supplies.
ANRT IS DEDICATED
To conserving working family ranches and farms, working landscapes, natural habitats, and the communities they support. We work in cooperation with private landowners, conservation agencies and other concerned entities to ensure the future of agriculture.
Find out how you can get involved: email us at email@example.com or visit www.anrtccc.org