Terra Peninsular is working with partners in both Californias, including local ejidatarios, government agencies, and other nonprofit organizations, to conserve >800,000 ha of land in the Sierra de Juarez and Sierra de San Pedro Mártir. This is an enormous challenge in the face of a growing population of more than 6 million people, border security infrastructure, and industrial-scale renewable energy development projects that threaten to sever the ecological and cultural connections between the two Californias. Terra’s work will ensure that development and economic opportunities in this region also respect the region’s irreplaceable conservation values, while improving quality of life for all Baja Californians. For example, the watersheds of the Sierra Juarez and Sierra San Pedro Mártir support agriculture in the Valle de Guadalupe and the Valle de San Quintín, respectively, and they provide clean water for large human populations on the Pacific Coast. Coniferous forests at the highest elevations of this linkage are important carbon sinks, sequestering large amounts of greenhouse gases.
Please help Terra to protect this cultural and biological crossroads of unique natural beauty, so that our human and wildlife communities remain healthy for future generations.