We're on a campaign to conserve 120,000 acres of globally unique wetlands, meadows, and forests in the Sierra Nevada's largest watershed
Safeguarding the Sierra Nevada’s largest source of water
We protect critical headwaters and habitats for thousands of wildlife and plant species in the Feather River Watershed—a source of drinking water for 27 million Californians.
conserved to date
to be conserved for public benefit
grassroots relationships, strategic partnerships
Protecting what we love
in the Feather River Country
As a nationally accredited land trust, we’re experts in conserving lands forever. Since 2000, we've protected over 75,000 acres of ecologically and culturally important landscapes in the Feather River Watershed.
Conserving a healthy watershed
Now and for future generations
Together with visionary landowners, we’re protecting priority private lands for fresh water, wildlife, working ranches, outdoor classrooms, and community spaces where people from all walks of life can cultivate a love of place.
Sierra Valley Preserve Visitor Facilities
A new Preserve headquarters and nature center are planned where visitors and locals alike can deepen our understanding of the natural world and our place in it.
Fire Recovery and Restoration in the Feather River Watershed
The Dixie Fire and Beckwourth Complex burned over a million acres in the Feather River region. Learn about our 3-year Emergency Fire Response Initiative already underway.
Vision Campaign for a Healthy Watershed
We’re on a campaign to conserve 120,000 acres of Feather River headwaters and globally unique wetlands, meadows, and forests for current and future generations.
Protecting PG&E Headwater Lands
We’re permanently protecting 43,000 acres of Maidu homelands, headwaters, and habitats owned and managed by PG&E in the Lake Almanor region for public benefit.
Sierra Valley Conservation Partnership
We’re conserving family ranches in Sierra Valley, which hold the Sierra Nevada’s largest wetlands and montane meadows and sustain incredible biodiversity.
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Their future depends on us
Connecting kids to nature
Learning Landscapes connects K-12 children to nature with place-based learning and hands-on stewardship experiences. We're growing the next generation of the earth’s stewards.
Photo by Shannon Morrow
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Visit FRLT’s nature preserves
From world-class birding and flower-filled meadows to historic barns and scenic walking trails, FRLT’s five nature preserves showcase the beauty of the Lost Sierra.
Now more important than ever
For our water. For our future. Help us conserve and restore Feather River headwaters and habitats. Donate today!
We all have a stake in a healthy future
From water to wildlife we’re conserving the places you love, now and for future generations.
Wildlife and Fire
Sierra Nevada wildlife biologists, Paul Hardy and Ryan Burnett, share the impacts of wildfire on native wildlife species.
2022 Conservation Successes
Take a look back at 2022 with us and celebrate the successes made possible by our supporters. It was a fulfilling year of community, collaboration, and conservation success!
Why Meadows Matter
The Feather River Watershed is home to some of the largest wetlands and montane meadows in California and FRLT is on a mission to conserve them.
Fire Recovery Progress Update
In 2022, we're one year into our three-year fire recovery initiative to mitigate the damage on 57,000 acres of FRLT-owned or conserved lands from the Dixie and Beckwourth Complex fires.
Kids in Nature Highlights 2022
It's been a busy year for Feather River region's mountain kids—connecting to nature through Learning Landscapes, field trips, and land stewardship.
Bucks Lake Conservation Story
Protected in 2021, Bucks Lake is a Plumas County treasure. Surrounded by public lands and the PCT, the PG&E owned reservoir offers exceptional outdoor recreation and its habitats support a remarkable diversity of wildlife.
Church Ranch Conservation Story
The 653-acre Church Ranch has been worked by the Church family for five generations. The property is a piece of agricultural history and its wet meadow and forest habitats support a diversity of wildlife.
FRLT Preserve Coloring Pages
Our 2022 Solstice gift to you - coloring pages of three of our preserves, illustrated by an FRLT staff member.
K12 Leadership Summit
Led by Rob Wade and FRLT, a national cohort of land trust folks are working to raise up the next next generation of earth stewards and building equitable, accessible, and community-driven programs for kids where they live.
You Can Count On Us
As a nationally accredited land trust, we’re built to last. We leverage your donations with state, federal, and foundation dollars and strategic partnerships to achieve the greatest possible impact for the lands, waters, and people of the Feather River region. You can count on us to make careful and effective use of your support.