Center for Natural Lands Management (Temecula, CA)


  • Name:Cecily Clemons
  • Title:Director of Development and Communications

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Center for Natural Lands Management
  • Address:27258 Via Industria Suite B
    Temecula, CA 92590
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:760-731-7790 X107

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  • Mission:
  • The mission of the Center for Natural Lands Management is:

    -To conserve native species, their habitat and functioning ecosystems in perpetuity;

    -To own and/or manage lands in an ecologically beneficial manner consistent with local, state and federal environmental laws and with science-based stewardship;

    -To promote the conservation values of such lands through education;

    -To promote and facilitate uses of lands by the public that preserve the conservation values; and

    -To cooperate with public and private entities in their efforts to protect native species and their habitats for the public benefi

  • Overview:
  • The Center for Natural Lands Management (CNLM) is dedicated to the protection and restoration of imperiled species and their habitats in the states of Washington and California. CNLM is widely known for its long track record of successful land management and restoration programs, protecting sensitive and imperiled species and their habitats in perpetuity through science-based land stewardship methods. We are an accredited land trust by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, reflecting CNLM’s commitment to rigorous conservation business practices.

  • History:
  • The Center for Natural Lands Management was founded in 1990 in California and incorporated as a nonprofit tax exempt organization. We protect sensitive biological resources through professional, science-based stewardship of conservation lands in perpetuity. We assure the perpetual protection of these lands by establishing stewardship endowments, a model which was unique at the time of our founding and over time has become a best practice for land conservation.

    To calculate the financial resources needed to establish adequate endowments we developed a software program, Property Analysis Record (PAR), which has become the standard for land conservation. PAR has truly changed the landscape of conservation efforts and enabled groups to effectively assess the financial needs to properly and adequately care for protected lands.

    Under the direction of David Brunner, our work focuses on protecting, and restoring native and imperiled species, and their habitats throughout California and in 2011 CNLM expanded into Washington with the acquisition of the Nature Conservancy's South Puget Sound Prairies Program. Our work in Washington focuses on broad scale restoration activities along with applied research projects. By developing and applying restoration protocols and working collaboratively with federal and state governmental agencies, nonprofit organizations, private landowners, and volunteers we advance protections for imperiled species and habitats in Washington State. These endeavors include prairie restoration and rare species recovery, coordinating conservation efforts for protection of imperiled species. Our headquarters are in Temecula, California with satellite offices and conservation activities in California and Washington.

  • Year established:1990
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:6
  • Advisory board size:
  • Staff size:83


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • Tax ID:68-0233573

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IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:680233573
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Care Of Name:
  • Organization Address:27258 VIA INDUSTRIA STE B
  • Organization City:TEMECULA
  • Organization State:CA
  • Organization Zip:92590-3751
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:February, 1995
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:15
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
  • Activity Code(s):320
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, etc.
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:September, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:September
  • NTEE Code:C340
  • Asset Amount:$141,728,032
  • Asset Code:9 ($50,000,000+)
  • Income Amount:$20,228,983
  • Income Code:8 ($10,000,000 - $49,999,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$20,228,983
  • Last Updated:2/22/2018 2:38:50 am

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