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It has been a great learning experience here at the Land Trust. I feel very much at home with the beauty of the Heart K Ranch and in Genesee Valley.

—Bailey Graham, Feather River College intern with FRLT

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Vanessa Vasquez

People & Land Program Coordinator

Vanessa Vasquez coordinates FRLT’s People and Land Program to restore and enhance human connections to the Sierra’s largest watershed. Vanessa implements nature-based education projects and collaborates with the FRLT Stewardship Department to improve our Preserves for public enjoyment. She is also an integral part of our communications team.


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
Associate Director, The Nature Conservancy