NEW: EXPANDED HOURS! Come to the SRT Dry Creek Nursery Winter Native Plant Sale at SRT Dry Creek Preserve Saturday, Dec. 11 from 9-2. See you there, rain or shine!

The Official Giving Tuesday Community Campaign in Tulare County #GiveWhereYouLiveTC!

Join us at Kaweah Oaks Preserve on November 13th to learn how to make a positive impact!

(VISALIA, CA) - It’s rare that a major ad agency like the legendary Doyle Dane Bernbach (DDB) calls seeking collaboration with a Tulare County-based nonprofit like Sequoia Riverlands Trust (SRT). Rare to almost never, that is. Worldwide DDB clients like McDonald’s and Miller Brewing more typically inhabit DDB’s domain, among a client roster including numerous international conglomerates, institutions, and major consumer brands.

A discussion on agricultural impacts and strategies related to climate change. This discussion will also include an overview of climate smart tools available to assist farmers and ranchers. This Climate Smart Agriculture Webinar Series is a joint collaboration between the California Department of Food and Agriculture and The Western Cape Department of Agriculture. The intent of this series is connect farmers/ranchers, academia and government representatives in both countries to engage on shared climate challenges.

Public meeting July 21, 2021, on the Kaweah Groundwater Subbasin Regional Conservation Investment Strategy (Kaweah RCIS). Hosted by the East Kaweah Groundwater Sustainability Agency.

For an inside look at our lands and our mission, check out South Valley Reporter Brian Johnson's coverage of SRT preserves in this "Hidden Adventures" segment!

Annual Fire Season Closure for SRT's Homer Ranch Preserve

Join us for this fun, educational, inclusive celebration and socially distanced version of Go Native, which returns to Kaweah Oaks Preserve May 15.

OUTside Pride returns to Kaweah Oaks Preserve for a day of fun, environmental service, and community, welcoming Tulare County's LGBTQ+ Community. Join us - and please register for the event via the Eventbrite link on the flyer!

Come and join us for a Discovery Day at Blue Oak Ranch Preserve! We only open the preserve to the public on the first Saturday of every month. There will be opportunities for restoration work as well as exploration and hiking around the preserve. We are respecting COVID-19 guidelines that are set forth in local mandates by requiring masks and social distancing at events. We will provide masks and gloves for those who do not have them.

Come volunteer at our Native Plant Nursery! We have a volunteer day on the first and third Fridays of every month. We are respecting COVID-19 guidelines that are set forth in local mandates by requiring masks and social distancing at events. We will provide masks and gloves for those who do not have them.

Come out and help us maintain and restore Kaweah Oaks Preserve! We have a volunteer day on the third Saturday of every month. We are respecting COVID-19 guidelines that are set forth in local mandates by requiring masks and social distancing at events. We will provide masks and gloves for those who do not have them.

Come out and discover nature through photography. You don't need special camera gear to find and capture the beauty of spring at Homer Ranch.

Dear SRT Family,

As we move closer to a new year, the leaves of the sycamores in the rare alluvial woodland at Homer Ranch Preserve have turned a deep rust-brown. On a national level, we are preparing for a new President and Vice President. And with the beginning of vaccine distribution, we look forward to a time when we will be able to safely gather again with family and friends.

Sequoia Riverlands Trust is also entering a season of transition. So many challenges lie ahead, including groundwater and climate issues, shifting land use policies, and the need to raise the next generation of naturalists and farmers. SRT has assessed its leadership needs as we prepare to meet these challenges.

To help move us toward our vision, the SRT Board has named Scott Spear as Acting Executive Director. Scott has a 20-year history with SRT, which, combined with his experience as a farmer, uniquely positions him as a bridge to our future leadership. As the founding chairman of SRT’s Board, Scott was instrumental in the creation of our organization. As Acting Executive Director, he will work closely with a team of senior staff and the Board of Directors as SRT continues its critical conservation, education, policy, and land management work.

We begin the search for a new Executive Director from a place of strength and stability, firmly rooted in our mission to inspire love and lasting protection for important lands. We are committed to our vision of a future where productive farmland and healthy natural systems are protected to generate community vitality and economic prosperity.

SRT is so grateful for the strong support of our volunteers, staff, ambassadors, and donors. Your support has made us the robust and vital land trust we are today, and your continuing commitment will ensure the future of SRT’s work. Our preserves at Kaweah Oaks, Homer Ranch, and Dry Creek are open to the public, and we encourage you to visit and enjoy the beauty and respite of nature in this holiday season. For more information, contact info@sequoiariverlands.org.

We hope to see you outside in 2021!
Sincerely,

Mike Olmos
Board President
Sequoia Riverlands Trust

MORE great gardening weather is in store! And just in time for SRT Dry Creek Nursery's December Plant Sale, with fantastic deals up to 75% OFF! Come on out Saturday, Dec. 12 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.

Want to positively impact environment? Want to join others whose values you share? Join our volunteer effort at SRT preserves and make a difference!

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.

(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!

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

A brief statement from SRT Executive Director Cam Tredennick on racial justice and the conservation field.

Dry Creek Nursery Plant Sale Feb. 22

Join SRT Education Coordinator Sam Weiser and the SRT team for a fun day exploring nature, trail maintenance, and planting native species around the Blue Oak Ranch pond. Afterward, great minds will think “a hike” and visitors can hit the trail for a guided walk around the preserve. All ages are welcome!

Blue Oak Ranch Preserve
ENTRANCE A
40865 Harris Rd.
Springville, CA

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