dedicated to studying, exploring, and maintaining the integrity of natural ecosystems where the Sierra and the Cascades meet.
We bring diverse stakeholders—federal land managers, state and national conservation organizations, and local residents—to the table to defend existing environmental protections on public lands and advocate for the permanent protection of wild places. We use our passion and knowledge of the land to cultivate environmental awareness through education and hands-on stewardship work.
Ground-Truthing the Local | Wild
Terrane explores the facts of our natural communities firsthand: what they look like, sound like, smell like, and feel like; in other words, ground-truthing what it means to be here, now. The idea for Terrane grows out of conversations on the trail and draws inspiration from our surroundings.
Marble Creek: A Retrospect
The place is massive, deep, and burned. Our path felt endless. In retrospect, looking back over the course of a long, fruitful, sometimes difficult year full of personal and societal…
Reconnaissance Mission: “To the Horizon”
The Oxford English Dictionary defines reconnaissance as a “military observation of a region to locate an enemy or ascertain strategic features.” And indeed, the name Reconnaissance Peak has paramilitary origins. …
Remembering Conservation Histories: “Very Forest-Mindedly Yours”
John Muir came into the Feather River country to renew an old friendship with Emily Pelton, a friend who had moved out from the Midwest. He spent most of the…