The Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County works cooperatively with landowners and government agencies to find positive, mutually beneficial solutions to permanently protect and enhance lands having important scenic, agricultural, habitat and cultural values for the benefit of people and wildlife and to prevent poorly planned development, protect drinking water sources, restore wildlife habitat and promote family farmlands and ranches. Since 1984, it has permanently conserved over 14,700 acres of land in San Luis Obispo County.