FRLT Raises $1,000,000 Vision Fund
In 2017, the Feather River Land Trust embarked on our 2020 Vision to conserve 75,000 more acres of globally unique wetlands, meadows, and forests in the Feather River Watershed by 2021. These lands hold the headwaters of the Feather River, critical wildlife habitat, breathtaking vistas, Native homelands, family ranches, and outstanding recreation. Learn more about FRLT's 2020 Vision.
In order to bring this vision to life, we set the ambitious but necessary goal to raise a $1,000,000 Vision Fund by summer of 2018.
We are delighted to report that we did it! Because the visionary support of our generous members, we have exceeded our goal and raised over $1,029,000 for the 2020 Vision Fund. This is the catalyst we needed. The Vision Fund is enabling us to scale-up FRLT’s organizational capacity—staffing and infrastructure—to successfully conserve, steward, and connect people to these priority lands and to create sustainable funding into the future.
We are putting the 2020 Vision Fund to work already. Read our 2020 Vision Into Action Progress Report for more detail what your support is making possible. Here is a glimpse:
- In 2018 we conserved Mountain Meadows (Walker Lake) and the Mountain Meadows Gateway Property for public access.
- We are currently working on 35 active transactions totaling 35,407 acres in Sierra Valley, the North Fork Region, Indian Valley and Red Clover Valley. Two more properties will be conserved in 2018 and twenty-one more in 2019.
- We stabilized the 130 year old Olsen Barn with a new foundation and improved public access with a welcome gate.
- We hired 3.5 new staff in land conservation, land stewardship, fundraising, and administration.
- We expanded our office and meeting space to accommodate new staff and upgraded essential technology.
Because of you, we are conserving family ranches in Sierra Valley, PG&E owned lands in the Lake Almanor Basin for public benefit, and conserving and caring for beloved places in Indian, Genesee, and American valleys. We are also committed to enhancing public access and experiences on lands we own like the Olsen Barn Meadow, Heart K Ranch, and the 2,500-acre Sierra Valley Preserve.
This is an historic moment that will make lasting change for generations to come—both for wildlife and our human family. Your passion, commitment, and love for these lands are making it possible. Thank you.