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Range Of The Condor

Mission

The Conservancy for the Range of the Condor is a Land Trust. Its mission is to acquire critical land by buying it, by receiving it as a gift, or by otherwise acquiring rights to such land. By ‘critical,’ we mean land that is mostly undeveloped, is open space, and is adjacent to, or near existing larger tracts of open space or wilderness.

The Big Idea

This land trust’s mission is to acquire undeveloped open space and surrounding lands, conserving tracts viewed as critical in the work to protect and create habitat for condors, as well as other native plants and animals. The Range of the Condor describes these wild lands as “the lungs of the Earth,” also serving as a climate crisis intervention by absorbing and storing carbon. This nonprofit has acquired 400 acres so far, with a Big Idea to continue to expand its protected wild areas.

The Range of the Condor is a newer organization, and they are doing excellent and hopeful work in protecting wild lands. I have been a voice for the natural world for many years, and appreciate the value in ROC’s approach. They see that large-scale protection can happen by doing small-scale projects. They fit in effectively between the various larger organizations that also do this work. They currently own about 400 habitat-rich acres of Monterey County, and are putting energy into expanding this foundation. They are open-minded about the path to their goal, and can add other means of protecting land besides owning it, such as fostering education, and forming partnerships with other organizations. We increasingly need to band together in this critical work of fostering a land ethic.

- Paola Berthoin

We’re In This Together

Nonprofits are more important that ever in this trying time. Monterey County Gives! was created to support the local nonprofit community's Big Ideas (and programs). And thanks to your participation and generosity, Monterey County Gives! raised over $7.8 million for 162 local nonprofits in 2020.

MCGives! has now raised and contributed over $35 million dollars since its inception ten years ago. That’s astounding. And wonderful. Thank you to all our Partners, Sponsors, nonprofit Board Directors, staff and volunteers — and each of our 7,578 donors. We did it, together.

The 2021 Campaign begins November 11.

APPLY FOR Monterey County Gives!

The 2021 Monterey County Gives! RFP (for applying nonprofits) is due by midnight July 31st. Monterey County Gives! 2021 campaign kicks off in early November.