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 100,000 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.
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.
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.
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.
We partnered with PG&E and Maidu Summit Consortium to protect 43,000 acres of Maidu homelands, headwaters, and habitat in the Lake Almanor region for public benefit.
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.
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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 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.
Learn from willow artist Nick LaHaise and get involved with the new Nature Center at the Sierra Valley Preserve!
Take a look back at 2023 with us and celebrate all you helped make possible this year in the Feather River Watershed.
Lake Almanor is one of northern California’s most beloved gems. The PG&E owned reservoir and its diverse wildlife habitats are now protected forever with a conservation easement.
Our gift to you - coloring pages of all five of our preserves, illustrated by an FRLT staff member.
The 5,530-acre Puma Robles Ranch in Long Valley supports exceptional biodiversity. Its habitats support over 500 plant species and a tremendous a diversity of birds and wildlife.
Straw bale insulation has been installed at the new Nature Center, thanks to many volunteers and staff!
FRLT uses conservation easements to protect important land and water in perpetuity. But what is a conservation easement?
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.
Watch this page for frequent construction updates and pictures as we create the new Sierra Valley Preserve Nature Center.
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.