WALDO hOLT SAN JOAQUIN WILDLIFE CONSERVANCY
The purpose of WHSJWC is to preserve riparian land, home to wildlife. This goal is achieved by purchasing land and by working with farmers,conservation groups and others who want to protect our wild places and animals.
Why Conserve Wildlife habitat?
- 90% of California Central Valley riparian and wetlands habitat has been lost since the early 20th century. San Joaquin County population grew by 93% between 1980 and 2008 from 347,340 to 670,99
- The remaining riparian habitat provides a multiplicity of benefits to the surrounding local communities.
- By careful management of the rivers and their floodplains, we can turn what people used to call "waste-land" into corridors of flood control, clean air and water and animal habitat.
- Natural ecosystems which are habitat for wild plants and animals also promote clean air,water and healthy farmland for all of us.
The throwing out of balance of the resources of Nature throws out of balance also the lives of women and men. -Franklin D. Roosevelt
Our mission is to preserve and enhance wildlife habitat lands in San Joaquin County for the benefit of people and the environment.