Located along the Pacific Flyway at the headwaters of the Middle Fork of the Feather River, the Sierra Valley Preserve provides migratory and breeding habitat for more than 17 rare or threatened species of birds. It is also a critical migratory stop for 230 species including greater sandhill cranes, black tern, white-faced ibis and raptors. The Sierra Valley earns its nickname: “A Birder’s Paradise.”
The valley sits at the confluence of three ecoregions: The Northern Sierra Nevada, the Southern Cascade, and the Great Basin. Until recently, the Sierra Valley was one of the most difficult natural areas to access in California because nearly all of its wildlife-rich wetlands were on private lands.
Over the course of two decades, we worked with our partners at The Feather River Land Trust and The Northern Sierra Partnership to conserve this spectacular 2,586-acre preserve.
The Sierra Valley Preserve now offers year-round public access.