Volunteer
  • Ducks Profile
  • Crane In Flight
  • Wetlands
  • Valley Oak
  • Egrets
  • Shorebirds
  • Dancing Cranes
  • Poppies
  • Sunset
  • Flooded Oak

Hiking

Within the 50,000+ acres of the preserve, we have over 11 miles of pristine trail for you to hike. Some days you can walk for hours without spotting another human being, enjoying in your solitude the serene majesty of nature.

Wildlife

The preserve is home to more than 250 bird species, more than 40 fish species, and some 400+ plant species have been verified. Keep an eye out for Greater and Lesser Sandhill Cranes, Northern Pintail, Swainson’s Hawks, and Black-necked Stilts. Within the preserve you can see for yourself the rich variety of American wildlife.

Field Trips

We welcome group visits and school field trips, and have a training program and teaching materials available for schoolteachers — or you can take one of our volunteer-guided tours!

Upcoming Events

Aug
12

River Walk Bird Survey – Tour

Join well-known Audubon Society member, Jim Rowoth, as he ventures out on the Cosumnes River Preserve River Walk. The walk takes you through wetlands, riparian forest, grasslands, and to the Cosumnes River.
Aug
12

Habitat Restoration Workday

If you’re a first timer, don’t worry about not knowing what to do. We have plenty of instructions and lots of experienced volunteers to guide you. Click this activity to learn more about this exciting activity!
Aug
19

Tall Forest Bird Survey

The complex vegetative structure permits a rich variety of birds to reside permanently or seasonally there. Come join John Trochet, leader of this survey for more than two decades now, as we follow the birdlife of the preserve’s plum parcel through the seasons and across the years.
Aug
19

Guided Paddle Tour Along The Cosumnes River

We’ll likely see forest birds, perhaps an egret or heron, and maybe even a beaver and/or otter. Bring your own boat (canoe, kayak, SUP), paddle, and PFD. No experience necessary.

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