TNC partnered with the Truckee Donner Land Trust to acquire lower Carpenter Valley in 2017, as part of the Northern Sierra Partnership. Together, we’ve permanently protected 1,320 acres of ecologically rich wetland, meadow and forest habitat. In collaboration with wildlife researcher Eveline Larrucea, we’ve been keeping tabs on many species that call this place home using a series of wildlife cameras. The results have been amazing. From rolling bear cubs to lounging coyotes, check our slideshow to see who’s posing for a closeup in Carpenter Valley.