Greenspace began as a local committee in 1988 and developed into a tax deductible non-profit community land trust 501c3 Corporation in 1989. The organization has approximately 1,200 active members. During our 26-year history we have acquired and maintained over $2,000,000 in forested and riparian property in the Cambria area. Since its inception, Greenspace has assisted in virtually every conservation purchase and easement on the north coast of San Luis Obispo County.
Over the decades, we have expanded our conservation goals by including the protection of cultural resources and marine habitats. Strategic partnerships with the National Trust for Historic Preservation and The Archeological Conservancy helped save a Chinese temple and an 8,000-year-old Chumash village site. Along with forested lands and cultural sites, Greenspace has produced a Steelhead Watershed Management Plan and the Cambria Forest Management Plan. Greenspace actively participated in the historic Marine Life Protection Act that established conservation zones to protect fisheries and increase sustainable fishing regulations and an off-shore marine park in Cambria.