Together we can make a difference
FRLT started as an all-volunteer organization in 2000. Fast forward to today and volunteers still make our conservation, land stewardship, and outdoor education work possible. Time is one of the most valuable resources you have—your offer to volunteer with FRLT is greatly appreciated! Together, we are shaping a healthy future for the Feather River headwaters and beyond.
There are many ways to lend a hand
From fieldwork to office work, from advising us to helping with special events, volunteering is a rewarding way to contribute to our community and learn more about this special region. Our Board of Directors and Steering Committees are all volunteers, and we rely on hundreds of donated hours each year to mail membership letters, tame invasive weeds, study wildlife, and much more.
We try to make every volunteer experience meaningful. Occasionally we have opportunities to get your hands dirty out in the field. More often we need support in the office, help with events, or donations of photography, music, and art.
Our community is full of talented people. We often need volunteers to take photos or videos of our properties and events and artists to host events or donate artwork for our fundraising efforts.
Music for events
Nothing creates a fun atmosphere like live music. We're grateful for the musicians who volunteer to perform at our events.
From sharing information about FRLT to bartending to helping clean up, volunteers make our events possible.
Members make all of our work possible and volunteers are key to helping us fundraise. We are always looking for volunteers to help with campaigns, mailings, and other office work.
Subject matter expert/docent
Do you have deep knowledge of the Feather River country's biology, botany, ecology, geology, or another subject? Don't keep it to yourself! Help us teach our community about the wonders of our watershed.
Stewardship and property patrols
From building fence to removing invasive weeds, field volunteers help us get the hard work done. Local volunteers can help us patrol and monitor our preserves too.
Our Board of Directors and Steering Committee members are all volunteers. If you have a deep passion for our work and significant time to contribute, ask us more about our steering committees.
Tell us what interests you
Please let us know your interest in the following areas and we’ll reach out the next time there is an opportunity to lend a hand.
Corporate and group volunteer opportunities
Are you interested in volunteering with your team? Contact us to inquire about group work days out on the land by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn more about our work
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.
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 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.
The historic 903-acre Heart K Ranch boasts scenic mountain beauty, diverse woodland types, montane meadow habitats, and historic and cultural resources.
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.
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.
Join us on August 20 for an online panel discussion to share and learn about local efforts to enhance community vitality and sustainability in the Lake Almanor region.
Nature photographers contributed their images to help conserve the Feather River region. We're grateful.
FRLT's founder Paul Hardy reflects back on starting the land trust in 2000 with a small circle of volunteers. In 2020, FRLT is a nationally accredited land trust, 1,100 members strong, and has conserved nearly 60,000 acres.