IMPORTANT COVID-19 NOTICE: EFFECTIVE JUNE 15, 2020, SRT has announced the reopening of Kaweah Oaks Preserve and Dry Creek Preserve, with these rules: Six-foot social distancing must be maintained throughout the preserve; Face masks are strongly recommended; Picnic areas remain closed to public use. Please bring hand sanitizer and be mindful when touching common area features such as gates and restroom hardware. Be mindful that wildlife residents have been living blissfully mostly human-free since closure on April 2. Thank you for showing concern for your fellow outdoor enthusiasts by observing these above requirements. Open status may change based on conditions, so please visit sequoiariverlands.org or this space for the latest announcements when planning a visit to the preserves.
Please note that Homer Ranch Preserve remains closed until Nov. 1 due to annual fire season.
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Sequoia Riverlands Trust is a regional nonprofit land trust dedicated to strengthening California's heartland and the natural and agricultural legacy of the southern Sierra Nevada and San Joaquin Valley. The wealth, productivity and beauty of this land inspire our work to conserve it for future generations.
Posted by Aaron on 11/10/2020
WOW!! Is this some great gardening weather or what! And just in time for SRT Dry Creek Nursery's Fall Plant Sale, with fantastic deals up to 75% OFF! Come on out this Saturday, and please bring your masks and remember that we're all following social distancing protocols. Come out and fill your garden with native drought-resistant plants.
Posted by Aaron on 11/02/2020
(LEMON COVE, CA) - Sequoia Riverlands Trust has announced the annual weekends-only reopening of its Homer Ranch Preserve near Lemon Cove, effective November 1. With some precipitation in the forecast, SRT conservation staff agreed to reopen the preserve on schedule given the potential relief from the ongoing dry conditions. SRT closes Homer Ranch each year from June through October due to fire danger.
"We hope visitors will enjoy their visits to Homer Ranch Preserve while being mindful of the surrounding conditions. Report any unusual situations and remember that some cellular providers do not offer coverage at the preserve," said Aaron Collins, SRT Director of Marketing and Communications. Additionally, be mindful that Homer Ranch is a working cattle ranch, and remember that while rattlesnakes and other preserve residents are preparing for the winter, the longer warm season means they may remain active later than has historically been the case. Bring water, wear hats and long pants, and enjoy the scenery!
A LEGACY TO PROTECT: SRT and the Economic, Environmental and Health Benefits of Our Region’s Public LandsPosted by Aaron on 10/19/2020
This Executive Summary is a more in-depth companion piece to the SRT-produced video, SRT and Public Lands: California's Nature for All. See the video here: https://vimeo.com/469138924/820e02edce
Posted by Aaron on 07/15/2020
A brief statement from SRT Executive Director Cam Tredennick on racial justice and the conservation field.