WELCOME TO THE 14TH YEAR OF WILDWAYS!
The Wildways series of fundraising events connects people and places, offers education and unique experiences and is a fun way to contribute to the preservation of significant lands in far northern California.
Hosted by volunteers, all proceeds from ticket sales support Shasta Land Trust’s mission to conserve local land.
The upcoming 2017 Wildways events series will feature a diverse array of new adventures and old favorites. Come enjoy exclusive access on several of our protected properties, as well as expanses of open space, interesting local businesses, beautiful private residences, and other secret spots, all while supporting local land conservation!
Since 2003, volunteers have hosted Shasta Land Trust supporters at over 275 events! The success of the Wildways program has helped us permanently protect 24,000 acres of working agricultural lands, water and wildlife habitat, recreation, and scenic beauty in our community.
The Wildways program would not be possible without our generous landowners, volunteers, hosts, and the many supporters who attend these events. We hope to see you at one or more of these exciting events [Listed below].
Fish are passing into this section of Clover Creek for the first time in 100 years! This project removed a barrier built in the 1920's, opening 10 miles of habitat to Chinok Salmon and other migrating fish. At the same time, valuable upgrades were made for providing water to local ranchers. Many people and agencies in our community collaborated to make this project a success and you will have a chance to meet some of them and hear their stories about the science and outcomes for fish and ranchers. You and your friends and family will enjoy an elegant dinner under the trees, with local beer and wine, white table cloths and all! We hope you bring your kids – this is definitely a family-friendly event.
You wont want to miss fermenting 101: Kombucha and Kimchi. Kombucha is a fizzy tea beverage that has been around for centuries but only recently has become one of the latest health trends. This workshop will be interactive with several flavors of kombucha to taste. As an added bonus Benita Moore will also be teaching guest how to make one of the world's healthiest foods, Kimchi. Loaded with vitamins A, B and C, Kimchi is spicy pickled cabbage. It can be used in everything from soups to pancakes, mixed with scrambled eggs, and can also make a great pizza and burger topping. After the workshop participants will be gifted a starter kit and starter culture to begin making their own Kombucha and Kimchi at home. Expect healthy snacks to be served.
The Clear Creek Restoration Program has brought a number of conservation successes to our region, including improved stream flows, large scale habitat resoration, and removal of fish barriers. Fish species have responded already, with a four-fold increase in fall Chinook salmon. Learn about this successful restoration effort and the many collaborators and projects that have helped to re-establish threatened species in our own backyard. We will take you on a tour of a habitat and stream restoration on Clear Creek with Western Shasta RCD and US Fish and Wildlife Service staff who will describe the goals and outcomes of the project and answer your questions. You will visit the salmon viewing area at Seltzer Gorge and enjoy a lunch along the river.
Ride your horse with friends through oak woodlands and rolling hills, down to the Sacramento River. Fenwood is a working ranch that includes a rich diversity of habitats and wildlife and is beautiful in the fall. We will ride for a few hours and then gather for a delicious lunch on the patio overlooking the western sky.
Back by popular demand, Warren and Tara Swanson will inspire the holiday spirit in you with the Swedish of fare. Enjoy traditional dishes of Swedish pancakes (from the Swanson’s family recipe), lingonberries, potato sausage, and glogg. Come hear personal history and traditions, the lighting ceremony and more set to the tunes of ABBA music.