In February, 2018, The Northern California Regional Land Trust (The Land Trust) and our community partners succeeded in purchasing Conservation Easements permanently protecting more than 13,000 contiguous acres of foothill rangeland, ‘from the valley to the pines’, in Butte and Tehama County!
These lands range from 300 to 4,000 feet and contain a rich mosaic of grasslands, blue oak woodlands, steep-canyon perennial streams, mixed chaparral, and black oak/ponderosa pine woodlands at higher elevations.
These conservation easements support sustainable ranching, community agriculture and quality of life, while also protecting:
This incredible project was accomplished through The Land Trust’s broad-spectrum conservation community partnership with landowners, ranchers, hunters, state & federal agencies, private foundations, local businesses, and individual supporters (like you!).
Major conservation funding for these projects was provided by the following partners:
*This funding program is part of California Climate Investments, which uses proceeds from the state’s cap-and-trade auctions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while providing a variety of additional benefits to California communities.
(Written by John Hunt- The Land Trust’s Conservation Director)