Big Sur coast, California
Big Sur coast Big Sur coast, California ©: Peter Montgomery

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California Legacy Club Field Trips

Our Legacy Club field trips provide our most loyal supporters with a behind-the-scenes look at our work, along with the opportunity to meet Conservancy staff and fellow Legacy Club members.

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Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve —Moss Landing, Monterey County

Friday, September 21, 2018  |  Kayak through the 7-mile-long Elkhorn Slough, which provides critical habitat for more than 100 species of fish, thousands of waterfowl and shorebirds, and California's densest concentration of southern sea otters.


Landels-Hill Big Creek Reserve—Big Sur, Monterey County

Friday, October 12, 2018  |  Enjoy an easy hike through this 3,800-acre reserve in the Santa Lucia Mountains with its rugged ridges descending through redwoods and along perennial streams to a rocky shoreline.  


Cosumunes River Preserve—Sacramento County

Wednesday, November 14, 2018  |  Take an easy, one-mile hike at this major stop on the Pacific Flyway! This 50,000-acre preserve hosts thousands of resident and migratory birds, including lesser and greater sandhill cranes.


Buena Vista Lagoon—San Diego County

Thursday, January 17, 2019  | Enjoy an easy hike through this rare coastal freshwater lagoon, which provides key habitat for migratory birds, including threatened and endangered species.


Monte Vista Ranch—San Diego County

Thursday, April 4, 2019  |  Take an easy hike on this 5,000-acre property, which provides a key migration corridor for birds and wildlife. Explore its mosaic of coastal sage scrub, chaparral, woodlands, grasslands and riparian habitat. 


Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve—Riverside County

Friday, April 5, 2019  |  Explore a network of natural lands during a moderate hike at this reserve. You'll see rare Engelmann oak woodlands, native grasslands, vernal pools and other habitats that provide refuge for 49 endangered, threatened or rare plant and animal species. 


Blue Oak Ranch Reserve—Santa Clara County

Tuesday, April 23, 2019  |  Nestled on the slopes of Mount Hamilton, this 2,359-acre reserve is part of a network of research and classroom field sites. Enjoy a moderate hike to see lush ponds, oak meadows and vistas over San Jose.


Jack and Laura Dangermond Preserve—Santa Barbara County

Friday, May 3, or Saturday, May 4, 2019  |  The Conservancy made conservation history in 2017 by acquiring this critical juncture between Northern and Southern California. Take a moderate hike to explore the site that stitches together a network of protected areas covering 125,000 acres of ecologically important, climate-resilient habitat.


Sacramento River and Hamilton City—Glenn County

Friday, May 17, 2019  |  Learn how TNC is using innovative forest-management strategies to improve water quality and preserve habitat for Chinook salmon and other imperiled species during an easy hike along the river and in Hamilton City.


Independence Lake—Nevada County

Friday, June 21, 2019  |  Experience the splendor of this pristine alpine setting during a moderate hike and see how strategies such as forest thinning and controlled burns can reduce catastrophic wildfire, protect fish and wildlife habitat, and preserve water quality. 



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