There's so much to learn when it comes to the abundant natural resources in Shasta County! While we at the Shasta Land Trust don't always have the opportunity to bring our members and supporters out into the field to learn first hand about the amazing work being done on a daily basis through our talented community partners, we thought we'd bring the education and knowledge to you.

Our free Conservation Lunch Series ("brown bag lunch") will bring together community experts and local conservation leaders throughout the year to educate us on the great conservation work being done in and around Shasta County. Check out our past events below and stay tuned to our Newsroom for updates on upcoming speakers and presentations!


Featuring Harmony Gugino from the Sacramento River Forum Project
2.6.19 from 12-1pm

Bring your lunch and join us next Wednesday, February 6th at 11:30am, at the Shasta Land Trust office, to hear about the process behind reconnecting and restoring side channels along the Sacramento River to improve juvenile salmon habitat.  This is a chance to learn about the history behind the projects, how they were funded, the challenges that were faced, and accomplishments that led to success.

Engage with Harmony Gugino, Sacramento River Forum Project Manager, as she shares stories of success and future plans to continue restoration along the majestic Sacramento River.


Featuring Ross Perry from the Western Shasta RCD
9.19.17 from 12-1pm

On Wednesday, September 19th from 12-1pm, at the Shasta Land Trust office, we are kicking of our new Conservation Lunch Series, with the hour long talk focusing on the new Clover Creek Fish Ladders and the work that went into making this event a great success!

Ross Perry was the on-site representative for the Western Shasta Resource Conservation District throughout the construction of the fish ladders last summer. Last winter he ran the video fish monitoring station to monitor the success of the project from October 16' through March 17'. Ross will be bringing in some photos showcasing the fish using the new ladders. Bring your lunch to this free event and the Land Trust will provide the drinks and some snacks!


Shasta County through the eyes of a Geologist and Fossil Expert
Featuring Mike Higley and Eric Rapport
2.6.18 from 12-1pm

Our next Conservation Lunch Series hosts will be Fossil Expert Mike Higley and Geologist Eric Rapport. These two experts will enlighten you on a Northern California you didn't know had existed in the past. Learn about the incredible fossils found in Shasta County today along with the geology of the land we live on. We hope to see you at our office on Tuesday, February 6 from 12-1pm. 


Featuring Randall Smith  
4.24.18 from 12-1:30pm

For our next Conservation Lunch Series we're taking a field trip to the Diestelhorst Bridge and surrounding area.  Spend a Tuesday afternoon with Shasta Land Trust to learn about the rich, reverberating history and wonderful scenic legacy of the newly recovered Lower Diestelhorst Open Space.  Join us Tuesday, April 24, from 12:00 - 1:30PM for a brown bag lunch tour with trains overhead, flowers, birds, history of the Diestelhorst First Nation rescue, and more.  Walk away with a better understanding of these forgotten beautiful places that have shaped Redding into what it is today.  This is a free event - make sure to bring your lunch!

Where to meet:  We will have the gate open at the east end of the north margin to Community Garden.  Drive to the east end of the gravel road near the North Market Street Bridge, there you will find plenty of parking.