(c) ALC Staff, Wildflowers in Bear Valley, CA
American Land Conservancy permanently protected Bear Valley Ranch through a conservation easement that precludes development on the property, while permitting traditional cattle ranching. ALC does not maintain wildflower information or status updates.
(c) BLM, Rafting on the Sacramento River
The Sacramento River Bend provides public access to outstanding outdoor recreation, such as canoeing, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, and wildlife viewing.
(c) ALC Staff, Payne Ranch, CA
In 2006, ALC completed the acquisition of a 3,140-acre conservation easement on the Payne Ranch, a private working cattle ranch in Colusa County, CA. The easement conserves the agricultural, ecological, and scenic resources of the property while contributing to the environmental health of the surrounding 70,000-acre Cache Creek Natural Area.
(c) ALC Staff, Sacramento River Bend, CA
The Sacramento River Bend is rich in ecological, recreational, and cultural treasures. It contains now-rare oak woodlands, 25 miles of some of California’s last intact riparian habitat, and excellent habitat for transient salmon and steelhead trout that spawn upstream.
(c) ALC Staff, Ranch in Oakvale, CA
A cattle ranch owned and operated for 150 years provides a unique opportunity to protect a working landscape and oak woodlands in the Yosemite foothills. ALC and the CA Rangeland Trust are working to purchase a conservation easement on the property.
(c) ALC Staff, Bear Valley, CA
The property is owned by a private ranch but it is protected by a conservation easement that ALC put together, but is now held by the California Rangeland Trust (CRT). Neither the landowner, ALC nor CRT have current wildflower information, but the Colusa County RCD does.
(c) ALC Staff, Atwell Island, near Tulare Lake, CA
Atwell Island historically supported expansive wetlands and open water that drew large numbers of waterfowl and other native wildlife, but was later converted to agricultural use. ALC is partnering with the Bureau of Land Management to acquire unprotected parcels and restore the site to native habitats that can support threatened and endangered species.
Sacramento flood plain, CA (c) Avi Hesterman
Home to numerous species, including the southern bald eagle, osprey, Swainson’s hawk, yellow-billed cuckoo, ringtail, mule deer, and bobcat, the river bend is a high priority conservation project.
(c) BLM, Sacramento River Vista
ALC has been partnering with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in the Sacramento River Bend Outstanding Natural Area since 1996, working piece by piece to fill in a mosaic of protected lands that include high priority riparian and oak woodland habitat and outstanding outdoor recreation opportunities. As of January, 2011, ALC has protected 1,662 acres within the Sacramento River Bend ONA
(c) BLM, White Faced Ibis on Atwell Island, Tulare, CA
7,000-acre Atwell Island is located on the shoreline of the now-drained Tulare Lake, once the largest freshwater lake west of the Mississippi River. Atwell Island historically supported expansive wetlands and open water that drew large numbers of waterfowl and other native wildlife.
(c) ALC Staff. An elk enjoying the sun out near a property in Shasta County, CA. 5,975 acre "JS Ranch" falls within the CA Department Department of Fish and Game’s (CDFG) Cow Creek Conceptual Area Protection Plan (CAPP).The CAPP targets conservation of mule deer winter range, mountain lion habitat, riparian corridors, aquatic habitat for anadromous fish, blue oak woodlands, chaparral, vernal pools, and populations of sensitive species. ALC is working to acquire an easement on this property.
JS Ranch. Shasta, County, CA.
JS Ranch. Shasta County, CA
Kayaking down the Trinity River, in California. The Trinity River (the longest tributary of the Klamath river) runs for
approximately 130 miles through California’s northwest region. ALC
is partnering with federal agencies and private landowners to conserve a 42-mile
stretch of the Trinity River and support restoration of fish and wildlife habitat.