The rural beauty and native wildlife of the Vista area is being threatened
by the elimination of open spaces as a result of population growth.
Private land conservation is extremely cost effective, but it is not free.
Community participation is not only a measure of our success, but an
essential ingredient for long term conservation.
Land Needing Protection
The types of land which the Vista Conservancy seeks to protect include, but are not limited to the following:
- Lands that contain endangered, threatened, or rare species
- Lands which are natural habitat
- Lands that contain or have the potential to contain ecosystems of educational or scientific value
- Lands of agricultural significance
- Wetlands, floodplains and other riparian areas, including adjacent buffer lands, for the protection of water quality
- Lands of historical value
- Lands which have the potential to be a part of the community, regional or state park green belts/trail systems
- Lands that contain unique or outstanding physical characteristics (e.g. rock outcroppings)
- Lands that contain unique stands of mature vegetation