In July 2007, The Northern California Regional Land Trust acquired a 1,080-acre conservation easement on the historic Leininger Camp property along the western perimeter of the Ishi Wilderness Area in eastern Tehama County. The easement contributes to one of The Nature Conservancy’s (TNC) largest California conservation projects, the Lassen Foothills Project, which interfaces with our acquisition (the Ishi Wilderness Area is in the heart of the Lassen Foothills Project Area). Specific conservation values of the property include undisturbed grassland, blue oak woodlands, wetlands, natural stream courses and waterways, unfragmented open space, corridors for the unimpaired passage of wildlife, natural communities that provide habitat for native wildlife species, including the Tehama Deer Herd, raptors, waterfowl, and many species of common and rare plants and animals. Funding for the purchase of the conservation easement was provided by the Resources Legacy Fund Foundation’s Preserving Wild California Program (PWC) whose mission is “to preserve California’s wildlands and rivers, and to ensure their permanent protection by investing in systematic acquisitions of land and fostering supportive policies, organizations, and constituencies.”

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