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2023 Events

Get out and experience the beauty of the Feather River Watershed with FRLT's events. From birding and botany to history and building community there's something for everyone!

2022 Conservation Successes

Take a look back at 2022 with us and celebrate the successes made possible by our supporters. It was a fulfilling year of community, collaboration, and conservation success!

FRLT Preserve Coloring Pages

Our 2022 Solstice gift to you - coloring pages of three of our preserves, illustrated by an FRLT staff member.

Kids in Nature Highlights 2022

It's been a busy year for Feather River region's mountain kids—connecting to nature through Learning Landscapes, field trips, and land stewardship.

Fire Recovery Progress Update

In 2022, we're one year into our three-year fire recovery initiative to mitigate the damage on 57,000 acres of FRLT-owned or conserved lands from the Dixie and Beckwourth Complex fires.

A new nature center at the Sierra Valley Preserve

A new Preserve headquarters and nature center is planned where visitors and locals alike can experience the wonders of Sierra Valley and deepen our understanding of the natural world and our place in it.

2022 Events

Get out and experience the beauty of the Feather River region with FRLT's events on the land. From birding and botany to history and learning about Dixie Fire recovery, there's something for everyone!

2021 Conservation Successes

Take a look back at 2021 with us and celebrate the successes made possible by our supporters. While it was a challenging year in many ways, we still have great things to celebrate in the Feather River region.

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.

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.

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.

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 2022, FRLT is a nationally accredited land trust, 1,100 members strong, and has conserved over 75,000 acres.

Annual Report

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

Olsen Barn Meadow Conservation Story

Olsen Barn Meadow, conserved in 2015, is 107 acres of meadow and wetlands with a 130+ year old historic barn next to Lake Almanor near Chester, CA.

Sierra Valley Preserve Conservation Story

Sierra Valley Preserve is an ecologically rich 2,586-acre preserve protected for its unique wetland habitats and Feather River headwaters. On the Pacific Flyway, the Preserve offers spectacular birding.

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.

Heart K Ranch Conservation Story

The historic 903-acre Heart K Ranch boasts scenic mountain beauty, diverse woodland types, montane meadow habitats, and historic and cultural resources.