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AmeriCorps partners serve in the Sierra

The Next Generation of Land Stewards

I really enjoyed working with everyone at FRLT and getting to know this gorgeous area. Even after the fires have ravaged so much, there’s an incalculable amount of good to be protected in the watershed. It’ll be amazing to see this land and its communities recover, and I’ll be watching intently whether from here or afar.

—Nico Hillman, SNAP member

The first look through trail cam photos always feels like a bit of a lottery. You page through hundreds of photos of sage brush till you come across a gem. The quiet glimpse into the lives of the local wildlife, and the opportunity to share them, has been a highlight.”

—Peter Rody, SNAP member

Teamwork makes the dream work

FRLT partners with local and regional organizations to provide real-world stewardship projects and work experience for youth and early-career adults in conservation, restoration, and land management fields.

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Our partners, that help get more done together, include the Sierra Institute’s PCREW program, the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship for Trail Tuesdays, Feather River College’s Internship and service-learning programs, Point Blue’s STRAW Program, and our very own collaboration with K-12 schools in the upper watershed through Learning Landscapes 


Vanessa Vasquez

People & Land Program Coordinator

From 2013 to 2022, Vanessa Vasquez coordinated FRLT’s People and Land Program to restore and enhance human connections to the Sierra’s largest watershed. She implemented nature-based education projects and collaborated with the FRLT Stewardship Department to improve our Preserves for public enjoyment. She also served as an integral part of our communications team.