Every Saturday Walks
The Land Trust offers weekly Saturday walks at our Rodman
Preserve. Walks start at 8 a.m., June through August, and 9:00 a.m.,
September through May. Meet at the Nature Center at the
Preserve on Westlake Road and the Nice-Lucerne Cut-off. No dogs
please. Heavy rain will cancel. Call Roberta Lyons at (707) 994-2024
or Gaye Allen at (707) 928-4590 for information.
Save the Date!
Our Annual Spring Dinner is May 13
at the Saw Shop Gallery Bistro in Kelseyville!
Call 278-0129 for reservations.
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Directions to the Rodman Preserve
and Nature Education Center
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.
A group of students, their professors
and advisors from Marymount
California University, arrived at the Lake County Land Trustís
Rodman Preserve on March 27 to volunteer their time and labor
on several projects at the preserve, located off of the Nice-Lucerne
Cutoff. In back from left: Dr. Duncan Earle, a professor of Global
Studies at Marymount University; students, Daniel Gutierrez,
Chasen Todd; Land Trust volunteer, Val Nixon and Dr. Allen Franz,
professor of Anthropology at Marymount; center row from left: Catherine
Koehler, Executive Director of the Lake County Land Trust; students,
Joy Green, Noemi Lopez, and Jaimie Magsanoc;
in front from left: students MichaelAnne Butler, Ashley Hathaway
and Maria Elena Gonzalez. The students were visiting from
the Southern California campuses of the college
which recently opened a four-year site in Lake County.
For more photos
go to Special Events.
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)
An adult Western Bluebird feeds its two young,
shortly before the birds fledged. The birds nested in
one of the many bird houses that have been erected
at the Rodman Preserve.
Bluebird boxes put to good use
Numerous bird houses have been erected at the Lake County Land
Trustís 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.
For more nature photos at Rodman,
go to Rodman News and Nature.
County Land Trust
Box 711; Lower Lake, CA 95457
Phone: 707 262-0707