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Impact Reports

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

2023 Conservation Successes

Take a look back at 2023 with us and celebrate all you helped make possible this year in the Feather River Watershed.

Protecting PG&E Headwater Lands

We worked with PG&E and Maidu Summit Consortium to protect 43,000+ acres of important Maidu homelands, headwaters, and habitats for public benefit.

Lake Almanor Conservation Story

Lake Almanor is one of northern California’s most beloved gems. The PG&E owned reservoir and its diverse wildlife habitats are now protected forever with a conservation easement.

FRLT Preserve Coloring Pages

Our gift to you - coloring pages of all five of our preserves, illustrated by an FRLT staff member.

Puma Robles Ranch Conservation Story

The 5,530-acre Puma Robles Ranch in Long Valley supports exceptional biodiversity. Its habitats support over 500 plant species and a tremendous a diversity of birds and wildlife.

Straw Bale Insulation at the Sierra Valley Preserve Nature Center

Straw bale insulation has been installed at the new Nature Center, thanks to many volunteers and staff!

What is a Conservation Easement?

FRLT uses conservation easements to protect important land and water in perpetuity. But what is a conservation easement?

Sierra Valley Preserve Nature Center Updates

Watch this page for frequent construction updates and pictures as we create the new Sierra Valley Preserve Nature Center.

Wildlife and Fire

Sierra Nevada wildlife biologists, Paul Hardy and Ryan Burnett, share the impacts of wildfire on native wildlife species.

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!

Church Ranch Conservation Story

The 653-acre Church Ranch has been worked by the Church family for five generations. The property is a piece of agricultural history and its wet meadow and forest habitats support a diversity of wildlife.

Why Meadows Matter

The Feather River Watershed is home to some of the largest wetlands and montane meadows in California and FRLT is on a mission to conserve them.

A new Nature Center at the Sierra Valley Preserve

A new Nature Center and Preserve headquarters 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.

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.

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 and its habitats support a remarkable diversity of wildlife.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

Sierra Valley Farms Conservation Story

The 65-acre Sierra Valley Farms has been owned by the Romano family for three generations. The property is surrounded by FRLT’s Sierra Valley preserve and includes a certified organic farm and rich wetlands.

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.

Mountain Meadows Reservoir Conservation Story

Mountain Meadows is a hidden gem of scenic beauty, fresh water, and habitat for a rich diversity of wildlife and plants. This special Maidu homeland and beloved place for quiet recreation was protected in 2018.

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.

Sierra Valley Preserve Conservation Story

Sierra Valley Preserve is an ecologically rich 2,575-acre preserve protected for its unique wetland habitats and Feather River headwaters. On the Pacific Flyway, the Preserve offers spectacular birding.

Loyalton Learning Landscape Conservation Story

The Loyalton Learning Landscape protects a working ranch, an important tributary to the Middle Fork Feather River, and outdoor learning opportunities for Loyalton kids.

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.