U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
Spotlight on Partners: The Nature Conservancy
At the Carrizo, the Conservancy has worked with BLM and the California Department of Fish and Game as managing partners on the resource management plan being developed for the monument.
“Their staff has provided scientific expertise throughout the development of the plan. They participated in public meetings and forums to advise and include the public in the planning effort,” said Johna Hurl, BLM monument manager.
In 1984, the Conservancy began its work in the Cosumnes River watershed. Purchasing 85 acres of virgin valley oak groves, it established the Cosumnes River Preserve, which has grown to approximately 40,000 acres.
“Today it is larger than 46,000 acres, or approximately 72 square miles – an area that is greater than the City of San Francisco,” said Harry McQuillen, BLM preserve manager. (text continues below)
Below: Holden Brink, BLM; Dianna McDonell, Alex Cabrera and Sara Sweet, The Nature Conservancy; and Mark Ackerman, BLM work at the Cosumnes River Preserve.
Seven managing partners own land at the preserve:
Preserve partners have developed and signed a Cooperative Management Agreement that states the following goals for cooperative management of the Cosumnes River Preserve:
- Dave Christy, BLM-California Central District
|Last updated: 07-08-2009|
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