When we purchased parcels from the Ueland Tree Farm, we knew that we would have to do work to ensure that the forests on the land were restored to health.
Casey Blankenship, who was one of our first interns in 2020 and who has helped onboard our new interns ever since, presented an overview of the work conducted over the past several years across the Preserve.
The Foundation prevailed in our effort to protect the Foundation’s property rights. While we prevailed on this issue, there are still other outstanding issues in the overall litigation with The Mountaineers to resolve.
Foundation Prevails in Property Rights Issue; One Step Closer to Resolving Litigation with The Mountaineers
When we protect habitat like our Rhododendron Preserve, we are providing a wonderful buffet for all the species of native birds. On the Preserve you can see a wide variety of birds. If you pay attention when you visit the Preserve, you will notice all the various sources of food available for the several types…
The Foundation has brought on paid college interns at the Preserve for several years now. This year, they are putting a particular focus on the health of the creeks on the Preserve.
Walking through the forest, we are surrounded by leaves. There are leaves on trees, leaves on bushes, plant leaves, and even leaves littering the ground. Leaves are amazing; there are many critically important roles that they play in ecosystem health.
The Rhododendron Preserve has a long history, from the original homestead family’s land to the many partners that have made the growth of the Preserve possible through purchases of surrounding parcels.
The Foundation is committed to keeping our Rhododendron Preserve wild. We work to balance public access with providing a safe and natural place for the wild creatures that call the […]
Over the years, the Foundation has actively added acreage to the Rhododendron Preserve and today it totals more than 500 acres including conservation easements.
Norm Winn was a beloved long-time board member who was an incredible advocate for conservation, the outdoors and the Preserve.
The smolt traps are incredibly helpful tools. They capture smolts running through Wildcat and Lost Creeks just before they join together at the convergent zone to become Chico Creek