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Shasta Land Trust

 July 2016 eNews

The Shasta Land Trust wrapped up its 2015-2016 fiscal year at the end of June. This month, we wanted to bring you - our supporters, donors, partners, and friends - an update on all of our accomplishments over the past year. Your incredible support and dedication are what make our work possible. Thank you!

Shasta Land Trust Year in Review

Local Conservation Made Possible With Your Support

The Shasta Land Trust protected the beautiful 193-acre Hootman Ranch near Viola in Shasta County last August. The ranch is situated along spring-fed Bailey Creek with stunning views of Mt. Lassen. We're very grateful to the Davis and Stroup families for realizing their mother’s dream of protecting this special place for generations to come. 

Read about it here on anewscafe.

Stewardship Council and PG&E 

Over the past year, we've been working on three of the 15 total conservation easements we will complete with the Stewardship Council and PG&E. All told, these properties will protect nearly 33,000 acres of wildlife habitat, riparian corridor, uplands, demonstration forests, wetlands, and vernal pools in Shasta County. Located primarily within our two focus areas of the Cow Creek Watershed and the Fall River Valley, these properties are connected through large habitat corridors and allow us to build landscape scale connections to significant lands.

Easement Stewardship Monitoring

We completed the monitoring of 11 conservation easements in 2015, meeting our monitoring goal of 100% visits to every property. We also contracted with a neighboring conservation organization to monitor 8 of their conservation easements.

The 2016 monitoring visits of our 13 conservation easements are well underway and we've contracted to monitor 9 conservation easements for a partner organization.

Your Contributions Make Our Work Possible

Volunteers

Over 120 volunteers put in an impressive 1,500 hours over the past year donating their time and talents for a variety of activities, including monitoring conservation easements, representing the land trust at area festivals and events, landscaping, trail and river cleanups, hosting Wildways events, and stuffing envelopes. A huge thank you to all of our volunteers! 

A Very Special Thank You to our Generous Donors!

 
The Shasta Land Trust is successful because of you. Last year, a record 320 generous donors contributed to create a lasting legacy so families can continue to enjoy the scenic beauty, outdoor living, and rich natural resources of the North State. Your contributions have a powerful impact on the quality of life in our region. Thank You!

Our new Luxe Notecards

Proceeds support conservation in the North State
 
Shasta Land Trust has new merchandise available. We're selling note cards with beautiful photographs of our completed projects in the Fall River and Great Shasta Rail Trail in packs of 10 for $13.

Available for purchase at the Land Trust office, or at the Enjoy Store in downtown Redding. Call the office at 530.241.7886 to purchase. 
New Staff
We hired Paul Vienneau as our Conservation Project Manager to focus on our Stewardship Council and PG&E projects. We're thrilled to have Paul join our team!
 

Wildways Events throughout the Past Year

Upcoming Wildways Events

  • July 17th - Behind the Scenes at McCloud River Preserve - SOLD OUT
  • July 30th - Fall River Garden Party (20 tickets remaining)
  • August 13th - Prather Ranch Operations Tour (2 tickets remaining)
  • August 18th - Full Moon Kayak Adventure (10 tickets remaining)
  • August 20th - Preserve the Local Harvest. Learn to preserve fruits and vegetables at Redding School of the Arts teaching Kitchen, by Aunt Bee's Kitchen  (10 tickets remaining)
Click here to view events and purchase tickets

You're Invited
FALL RIVER GARDEN PARTY

Please join us for a very special event at one of the most beautiful settings on Fall River.


Saturday, July 30
2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tickets still available. $100 per person. Limited to 50 guests.
Purchase tickets here or call 530.241.7886

 

Experience peaceful beauty and a lively outdoor garden party at Whispering Oaks.

Enjoy riverside lawn games and laid back elegance at this luxury river retreat as we pamper you with delicious food from local chefs at Crumbs, craft brew from Fall River Brewing Company, live music by the Buckhorn Mountain Stompers and more!

Spend a summer evening mixing with local experts and artists with stories about the valley’s extensive natural resources.  Learn more about Shasta Land Trust’s upcoming efforts to protect the Fall River Valley.

Join old friends and meet new ones at this glamorous house on the river.  

With generous support from Steve Mcanne, Shasta Land Trust completed the conservation easement for the 24-acre Whispering Oaks property in late 2013.  The Fall River is the largest of California’s spring creeks, fed by several icy aquifers coming from Mount Shasta.

Hosted by Shasta Land Trust Board of Directors.
Generously sponsored by Dignity Health.


This event and your contributions help conserve significant lands in far northern California.  Thank you.

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