Home » Tag Archives: Sierra Foothill Conservancy

Articles about Sierra Foothill Conservancy

Shaver Community Calling for Volunteers for Fire Prevention

Image of volunteers clearing brush and dead vegetation.

SHAVER — Fire prevention efforts are being organized this weekend and next near Shaver, CA. These communities were wrecked by the Creek Fire and need help rebuilding. Volunteers will assist by hauling dead and excess woody debris to a chipper. The volunteer work supports rebuilding and protects structures at risk for the upcoming fire season. Both projects are on private ...

Read More »

Sierra Foothill Conservancy Purchases Newly Protected Land

Image of the SFC's recent purchase.

OAKHURST — Sierra Foothill Conservancy (SFC) is thrilled to announce its latest acquisition – the 1,729-acre Wright Ranch conservation easement! Located in western Madera County along the Fresno River, the Wright Ranch’s immense conservation values includes working rangeland, annual grassland, oak woodland, chaparral, mixed conifer forest, cultural and historic resources, wildlife and habitat resources, open space, and scenic views – ...

Read More »

Hiking Through Hersheimer Gap To Vernal Pools With the Sierra Foothill Conservancy

Kaleidoscopic splashes of yellow here, mounds of orange there and then a little later, oceans of purple, sometimes with some red to liven up the wildflower colors as I hiked up new trails with the Sierra Foothill Conservancy. At the top of the Ruth McKenzie Table Mountain Preserve vernal pools were especially beautiful, ringed with white meadowfoam. Where: Sierra Foothill ...

Read More »

Hiking with Sally on the Stockton Creek Nature Preserve

Sally and I chose one of the coldest days this year to get out, hiking Stockton Creek Nature Preserve and we had those trails all to ourselves. Not too far from home, not too difficult, this hike was a short one. Where: Mariposa Public Utilities District, Sierra Foothill Conservancy, Stockton Creek Nature Preserve Distance: 2.83 Miles Difficulty: Easy to Moderate ...

Read More »

Hiking In The Rain To Table Mountain At The McKenzie Preserve

A little rain didn’t damper our enthusiasm as we learned about archeological sites, spotted Sierra Newts, said hello to cows, saw wildflowers galore and experienced an incredible view from on top of Table Mountain while hiking on a docent-led adventure on the Ruth McKenzie Preserve. We didn’t encounter any rattlesnakes, which was just fine with me, but they are out ...

Read More »

Learning About Range Management on the McKenzie Preserve

Any day out on one of the Sierra Foothill Conservancy’s Preserves is a special adventure but when I attended a class to understand more about range management on the McKenzie Preserve with spring wildflowers painting the hills, I came away with a better appreciation for the complex relationship of the soil, sun and things in between. I will return soon ...

Read More »

Take A Hike! Register Now For Fine Gold Creek

FRIANT – If you want to get some exercise and enjoy beautiful scenery, here’s the perfect opportunity. Sierra Foothill Conservancy is hosting a hike through Fine Gold Creek on Saturday, Jan. 26, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The hike will be over the easy-to-moderate loop trail along Fine Gold Creek with amazing views and wildflowers that are soon coming into ...

Read More »
Be in the Know!
Sierra News Online

Sierra News Online