A conservation organization in Northern California

Photo by Colby Elliott

Protecting the Feather River Watershed


100,000+ acres conserved to date


Current Goal: 120,000+ acres to be conserved


Over 1,100 members strong



Conserving publicly important lands and waters


Care For

Maintaining, restoring and enhancing land health and historic and cultural resources



Nurturing and restoring people’s relationship to land through nature-based education, recreation, and stewardship activities

Conserving & Caring for Land Forever

We believe in future generations and their right to experience and benefit from the magnificent lands and waters of the Feather River region.

We believe in conserving the headwater lands of the Feather River for wildlife and people, both residents and 27 million people downstream.

We believe in locally-based conservation and stewardship of land. We work with local communities to identify and protect the lands they love; we respect the wishes of the communities we serve.

Connecting People to Land

We believe not only in conserving and restoring land, but also in conserving and restoring people’s relationship to land.

We believe relationship to land can nurture people and the land alike—enhancing community health, building a land stewardship ethic, and ensuring the long-term success of conservation.

We believe that working forests, farms, and ranches—and the people who steward them—play an important role in conserving biodiversity and climate resilient landscapes.

Community & Inclusion

We believe our work is only sustainable if it touches and benefits our whole community.

We believe together we can shape the future of the Feather River region. We build our community by collaborating with partners, paying property taxes, and doing business locally.

We operate in a cooperative, non-litigious, apolitical manner.

Our People

Our love for the Feather River Country—and being outside—drives our team of experienced professionals to conserve and care for this beautiful place and its ecological and cultural riches.

Photo by Vanessa Vasquez

Photo by FRLT Staff

Our Partnerships and Community

From local communities to nonprofits and government agencies, strategic partnerships help us accomplish more. Together, we’re conserving more land and making a lasting impact for future generations.

Meet our partners

Our Story

Rooted in the Feather River Country

We were founded in 2000 by a visionary group of local volunteers. Now a nationally accredited land trust 1,100 members strong, we are protecting the Feather River region’s most important lands and waters.

Photo courtesy of Paul Hardy

For conservation to be successful it has to be part of the fiber of the community. FRLT's strength is that they live and breathe this idea.

—Dawit Zeleke, former Associate Director, The Nature Conservancy

It is exciting to see the evolution of FRLT, from a visionary band of volunteers and staff into a disciplined conservation team with the skills and knowledge needed to implement high impact projects throughout the Feather River Watershed.

—Lucy Blake, President, Northern Sierra Partnership

Our Impact