Campaign to Conserve Sierra Valley


The 120,000-acre Sierra Valley rivals Lake Tahoe in size and beauty, but remains one of California’s best-kept secrets. The Valley’s wetlands, which form the headwaters of the Middle Fork Feather River, support the greatest diversity and concentration of waterfowl, shorebirds, raptors, and other birds in the northern Sierra, and are a key stopover on the Pacific Flyway.

Ranch families, many of whom have lived in the Valley since the late 19th century, own the majority of the land on the valley floor, while most of the forested uplands lie within the Tahoe National Forest or the Plumas National Forest. Working with ranching families, FRLT and its partners have conserved over 30,000 acres of private ranchlands in Sierra Valley to date.

With the Northern Sierra Partnership and long-term partners California Rangeland Trust, The Nature Conservancy, the Natural Resources Conservation Service, and the Pacific Forest Trust, the Feather River Land Trust continues to sprearhead the efforts to conserve Sierra Valley's agricultural and natural heritage. 

***If you are a land owner and you would like to learn more about private land conservation in Sierra Valley visit the partnership project page. Or give us a call at 530-283-5758.

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