Due to unusually wet trail conditions, Saturday Walks at Rodman have been suspended until further notice.
Walks usually start at 9 a.m. September through May and at 8 a.m. June through August. However, the walks are closed until Spring when the trails dry out. Participants can then meet at the Nature Center at the Rodman Preserve, 6350 Westlake Road near Upper Lake. Please join us for a pleasant hour and a half walk through oak woodlands and grasslands with scenic vistas, and flora and fauna to be enjoyed along the way.
For driving directions to Rodman Preserve,
please scroll to bottom of page.
First Big Valley Wetlands Purchase
has been Completed
Lake County Land Trust (LCLT) is pleased to announce the completion of its first purchase of land in the Big Valley Wetlands preservation area. Purchase of the 34 acre shoreline and inland wetland piece of property was completed in October, 2016.
This property is a keystone parcel for what the Land Trust hopes will eventually be protection of the largest remaining area of wetland/riparian habitats adjacent to Clear Lake. The vital Clear Lake shoreline stretches from Clear Lake State Park, west to Lakeport and maintains high value habitats with pristine lakeshore vegetation and mature oaks used by a variety of species.
Click here to see your friends and neighbors who contributed to the Melo project purchase.
The Lake County Land Trust, based in Lake County, California, is a local, 501 (c) (3) charitable nonprofit organization (Federal ID No. 68-0332712) directly involved in protecting important land resources. These include: wetlands, wildlife habitats, parks, forests, watersheds, riparian stream corridors, lakeside areas, and trails. The trust is also concerned with property that has unique scenic, cultural, agricultural, educational, or historical value.
(Website photos courtesy of Brad Barnwell, Roberta Lyons, Jeannette Knight, and Barbara Bridges)
Bluebird boxes put to good use
Numerous bird houses have been erected at the Lake County Land Trust’s Rodman Preserve. The houses have proven to be a big attraction to the many Western Bluebirds that inhabit the area, as well as Tree Swallows and some flycatchers.
Board member, and nature photographer, Brad Barnwell, was able to photograph the adult bluebirds feeding the babies, not long before the baby bluebirds actually fledged, or left the box.
Directions to the Rodman Preserve
and Nature Education Center
and Nature Education Center
- The Rodman Preserve and Nature Education Center is located at 6350 Westlake Rd. Upper Lake, 95485. Take the Nice-Lucerne Cut-off off of Highway 29, between Lakeport and Upper Lake. Turn east onto the Nice-Lucerne Cut-off, then left on to Westlake Road. The preserve entry is to the immediate right after turning on to Westlake. The preserve is owned and operated by the Lake County Land Trust and this is the area where walks and events are held. The Rodman Slough Park, further down the Nice-Lucerne Cut-off near the bridge that goes over Rodman Slough, is the County Park.