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News & Featured Stories

Learn about Feather River ecology, water resources, local plants and wildlife, climate resilience, our land protection strategy, and the people making it possible.

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—from boating and fishing to hiking and camping.

Fire Recovery & Restoration in the Feather River Watershed

We've created an Emergency Fire Response Initiative—a 3-year effort that changes the way we do business in light of climate-driven megafires. Learn more about our plan that's already underway.

The Next Generation of Conservation Professionals

AmeriCorps in action in the Feather River Watershed. Two SNAP members served at FRLT to monitor conserved lands, wildlife, and implement new data driven practices.

Dixie Fire and Beckwourth Complex

The Dixie Fire and Beckwourth Complex burned over 1 million acres, impacting Feather River communities and conserved lands. We're working with response teams and landowners to mitigate impacts.

Botany Workshop and Walk

June 5th at Mountain Meadows: Learn about native plants of the Feather River region with botanist John Stebbins.

Sierra Valley Birder’s Guidebook

Get the Sierra Valley Birder's Guidebook, and start exploring the Sierra Nevada's biggest birding hotspot.

Birding in the Feather River region

Workshop Video: Birds of the Feather River region and where to see them with wildlife biologist and FRLT founder Paul Hardy.

Improve Leonhardt Trail

Help improve the Leonhardt Ranch Trail, a beautiful nature trail located in downtown Quincy.

California State Wildlife Areas Expanded

FRLT played a key role in helping to expand two California State Wildlife Areas in Sierra Valley.

2020 Conservation Successes

2020 was an exceptional year for land conservation in the Feather River Country. See what our supporters made possible

Internships grow the next generation of conservation professionals

Feather River College intern Bailey Graham explores "a promising career path" in land conservation and gets hands-on stewardship experience at FRLT's Heart K Ranch.

Lake Almanor Conservation Easement

FRLT is working to permanently protect PG&E owned lands at Lake Almanor for the benefit of current and future generations. Lake Almanor is one of northern California's most beloved gems.

FRLT Earns National Recognition

FRLT achieves renewed national accreditation, demonstrating a strong commitment to public trust and conservation excellence

Virtual House Party

Watch our recent virtual celebration of conservation in the Feather River region. Learn from guest expert speakers and raise a glass to recent conservation successes your support makes possible!

Nature Photographers Help Conservation

Nature photographers contributed their images to help conserve the Feather River region. We're grateful.

Reflecting on FRLT’s Roots

FRLT's founder Paul Hardy reflects back on starting the land trust in 2000 with a small circle of volunteers. In 2021, FRLT is a nationally accredited land trust, 1,100 members strong, and has conserved over 67,500 acres.

CARES Act Tax Incentives for Charitable Giving

You might be able to save money by helping FRLT. Learn more about the CARES Act signed into law March 2020.

COVID-19 Update

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.

Sierra Valley Conservation Partnership

We’re conserving working family ranches in Sierra Valley, which hold the Sierra Nevada’s largest wetlands and montane meadows and sustain incredible biodiversity.

Equity Statement 2020

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.

Annual Report

From protecting headwaters and biodiversity to enhancing access to nature, learn what our supporters made possible.

Protecting PG&E Headwater Lands

We’re working to permanently conserve 43,000+ acres of important Maidu homelands, headwaters, and habitats owned and managed by Pacific Gas and Electric for public benefit.

Vision Campaign

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.

Walker Fire

The Walker Fire started on September 4, 2019 along the Beckwourth-Genesee Road about 11 miles east of Taylorsville and burned for three weeks. By the time it was 100% contained on September 26, it had burned 54,608 acres.

We both appreciate places that are still precious, like the Feather River Country. The land trust has done a lot, especially in two of the most beautiful, untouched places—Genesee Valley and Sierra Valley.
- Marv and Norberta Schmidt
FRLT members since 2001