Bureau of Land Management Guided Hikes Planned for April/May in Pine Hill Preserve

A group of people tour public lands covered with tall bushes and shurbs.EL DORADO HILLS, Calif. – The Bureau of Land Management’s Pine Hill Preserve, located in the Cameron Park area, El Dorado County, will offer three guided-plant tours and a bird tour in April/May in different areas of the preserve. The tours, led by volunteer naturalists, are free and open to the public.

There is a limit of 25 participants per plant tour and 20 participants for the bird tour. Each plant tour will focus on the diverse and rare plants growing within the chaparral and oak woodland ecosystems. The tours will include information about wildlife, pollinators and geology. Sturdy shoes, a hat, water, a lunch or snacks, sunscreen and insect repellant are recommended.

The guided-plant tours will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m, and the bird tour will take place from 7 a.m. to noon on the following dates and locations:

  • Sunday, April 16 - Kanaka Valley/Salmon Falls Unit (BIRD TOUR)
  • Saturday, May 6 - Cameron Park Unit
  • Saturday, May 13 - Pine Hill Unit
  • Saturday, May 27 - Kanaka Valley/Salmon Falls Unit

Tour participants will meet at designated areas and carpool to the site. Pine Hill Preserve staff will notify participants via email one week in advance regarding the meeting location. To register, please contact Graciela Hinshaw, preserve manager, at ghinshaw@blm.gov or call (916) 941-3134.


The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in the 11 Western states and Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. In fiscal year 2018, the diverse activities authorized on BLM-managed lands generated $105 billion in economic output across the country. This economic activity supported 471,000 jobs and contributed substantial revenue to the U.S. Treasury and state governments, mostly through royalties on minerals.

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