San Diego Canyonlands is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in good standing. Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
San Diego Canyonlands mission is to promote, protect and restore the natural habitats in San Diego County canyons and creeks by fostering education and ongoing community involvement in stewardship and advocacy, and by collaborating with other organizations.
San Diego is unique as a major metropolitan area with natural open spaces, including hundreds of canyons and stretches of creek habitats scattered throughout the urban environment. These canyons, these islands of open space, are like mini-regional parks in our back yards. They play an important role in our wellness through filtration of air and water, serving as our City’s kidneys & lungs.
San Diego Canyonlands works towards preserving and restoring our canyons and influence policies towards their protection. We are also committed to fostering opportunities to utilize our Canyons as “Nature Classrooms” where San Diego’s youth can learn about our unique wildlife and eco-systems with hands-on experiences. We promote passive recreational use in San Diego’s urban wildlands.