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 people.
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 59,000 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.
We’re conserving family ranches in Sierra Valley, which hold the Sierra Nevada’s largest wetlands and montane meadows and sustain incredible biodiversity.
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.
We're conserving outdoor classrooms near every school in the region, getting kids outside to learn and grow in nature. See an example.
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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.
Protect what you love
Join us in protecting critical headwaters and habitats for wildlife, plants, and people.
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.
The 65-acre Sierra Valley Farms has been owned by the Romano family for three generations. The property is surrounded by FRLT’s Sierra Valley preserve and includes a certified organic farm and rich wetlands.
FRLT's founder Paul Hardy reflects back on starting the land trust in 2000 with a small circle of volunteers. In 2020, FRLT is a nationally accredited land trust, 1,100 members strong, and has conserved nearly 60,000 acres.
FRLT is ready to take more decisive and clear steps to ensure social and environmental justice within our own organization, and within the land conservation movement.
You might be able to save money by helping FRLT. Learn more about the CARES Act signed into law March 2020.
To help ensure that our staff and community stays healthy, the FRLT team is primarily working remotely with limited in-office hours. We continue to work on our many projects.
Nature photographers contributed their images to help conserve the Feather River region. We're grateful.
Mountain Meadows is a hidden gem of scenic beauty, fresh water, and habitat for a rich diversity of wildlife and plants. This special Maidu homeland and beloved place for quiet recreation was protected in 2018.
Sierra Valley Preserve is an ecologically rich 2,586-acre preserve protected for its unique wetland habitats and Feather River headwaters. On the Pacific Flyway, the Preserve offers spectacular birding.
Join us on August 20 for an online panel discussion to share and learn about local efforts to enhance community vitality and sustainability in the Lake Almanor region.
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.