By now, you may have read the news about Shasta Land Trust’s most recent conservation easement. Late this summer, we acquired a conservation easement protecting the important resources of the Fall River Ranch in northeastern Shasta County for generations to come.
This conservation project required over three years of efforts by Shasta Land Trust, the Trust for Public Land, and the landowners. This project was initiated while Kathleen Gilman was executive director of SLT, and we were fortunate to complete the acquisition this year, recording a conservation easement that permanently protects this diverse cattle ranch with over a mile of frontage on beautiful Fall River.
The 436 acres of Fall River Ranch, like all of our other conservation easements, will remain in private ownership and continue to support productive ranching uses and the local agricultural economy, as well as the native flora and fauna, and will not see further residential development. The property will not generally be open to the public, but Shasta Land Trust will host events such as Wildways on the property in the future. I hope you can join us on this scenic property sometime this spring!
Shasta Land Trust and its partners were fortunate to succeed on this project during these turbulent financial times. Significant extra work was required to see the project through to fruition, while funding agencies adjusted to the economic downturn and delayed grant payments.
The consistent and generous support of our members was absolutely critical to our eventual success on this project! Thank you for your support. The past year has uniquely demonstrated the vital importance of our local members’ generosity, and that generosity has led to continuing conservation successes for your local land trust.
Our sincere appreciation for the great generosity and volunteerism that makes all of Shasta Land Trust’s success possible, including the Fall River Ranch conservation easement. To date, your support has helped us permanently protect over 16,000 acres in the North State.