Our Partnerships Make Us Stronger Together
We do not stand alone.
Save Mount Diablo has many¬†partnerships, associations, allies, and friends.
We are but one thread in the total fabric of the community.
The other threads in the community fabric include housing, education, healthcare, jobs, transportation, childcare, social justice, and economic vitality. The quality of life in our community depends upon the quality of each of the threads in our community fabric‚Äďthey all must be strong and appropriately linked with the other threads of the fabric.
To this end,¬†Save Mount Diablo engages in a variety of community dialogues, issues, and coalitions.
Save Mount Diablo is a member of a number of land conservation organizations.¬†We proactively participate, as individuals and as an organization, in a variety of community groups and projects. We develop relationships with elected officials, business and corporate leaders, labor unions, community leaders, and organizations, as well as a wide cross-section of local residents.
Below is a partial list of some of Save Mount Diablo’s friends, allies, and partnerships.
Land Trust Accreditation Commission
In 2016 Save Mount Diablo announced it has achieved national accreditation from the Land Trust Accreditation Commission ‚Äď a mark of honor in land conservation. The Land Trust Accreditation Commission awarded accreditation, signifying its confidence that Save Mount Diablo lands will be protected forever.
The Land Trust Accreditation Commission inspires excellence, promotes public trust and ensures permanence in the conservation of open lands by recognizing organizations that meet rigorous quality standards and strive for continuous improvement. The Commission, established in 2006 as an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance, is governed by a volunteer board of diverse land conservation and nonprofit management experts.
Land Trust Alliance
The Land Trust Alliance unites and champions organizations in local communities from all over the United States working to save natural areas. Because of our innovative work: More landowners choose to protect their land. Conservation leaders are more effective at saving land. Strong nonprofits and legal systems are maintained to protect land in perpetuity. The public commitment to conservation is deepened.
California Council of Land Trusts
The California Council of Land Trust‚Äôs (CCLT) mission is to build a statewide land trust community equal to the challenge and privilege of conserving our extraordinary land and water resources for all Californians. CCLT servs as a unified voice for more than 150 land trusts working in local communities throughout California.
Bay Area Open Space Council
The Bay Area Open Space Council is a network of 65 nonprofits and public agencies that serve tens of millions of people each year; maintain thousands of miles of trails; produce delicious food; and steward over 1 million acres of publicly accessible parks.
Locally, Save Mount Diablo belongs to a number of environmental and community organizations and collaborates with dozens of other local, regional and state wide organizations. SMD is currently a member of or working with the following:
Allies & Friends
- Bay Area Ridge Trail Council
- Brentwood Agricultural Land Trust
- California State East Bay Concord Campus
- California State Parks
- California State Parks Foundation
- Coastal Conservancy¬†
- Contra Costa Transportation Authority
- Department of Fish and Game
- East Bay Chapter of the California Native Plant Society
- East Bay Housing Organization
- East Bay Regional Park District¬†(EBRPD)
- East Contra Costa County Habitat Conservancy (ECCCHC)
- Friends of Marsh Creek Watershed
- Greenbelt Alliance
- Muir Heritage Land Trust
- Mount Diablo Interpretive Association (MDIA)
- Mount Diablo State Park (MDSP)
- Neighborhood Alliance¬†(Concord Naval Weapons Station)
- Tri-Valley Conservancy
- Walnut Creek Open Space