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Olsen Barn Meadow

Photo by Teresa Munson

Beloved Chester barn and meadow protected by the community

Olsen Barn Meadow is 107 acres of meadow, creekside forest, and wetland next to Lake Almanor at the eastern entrance to the town of Chester, California. Boasting stunning vistas of the lake and Lassen Peak, the property is best known for its 130+ year-old historic barn.

Property Type: Public Preserve

Photo by Vanessa Vasquez

Photo by Betty Bishop (all rights reserved)

Photo by Betty Bishop (all rights reserved)

I’m proud to have helped create some of these spaces for myself, for the community, and for our children and grandchildren.

—Karen Kleven, on leading the campaign to protect Olsen Barn Meadow

This meadow and this barn offer real benefits—cultural, ecological, and educational. This is something really worth preserving.

—Terry Collins, Collins Pine

I gave to FRLT to preserve a view and an area that lifts the hearts and souls of all of us who cross the Chester causeway.

—Nancy Foote

A piece of heaven on earth...

—Sandy Benner, Chester community member

Lake Almanor Properties Conserved

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