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Vision StatementTall Forest Aerial

The Cosumnes River Preserve Partners envision the permanent protection of a continuous riparian corridor extending from the Cosumnes headwaters to the Delta, including adjacent floodplain and wetland habitats and a vast vernal pool grassland complex supporting endangered species. The Partners will utilize stewardship and compatible ranching and farming activities as methods to sustain native plant and wildlife communities and the processes that perpetuate a dynamic mosaic of habitats. We will provide opportunities for people of all ages to appreciate the flora and fauna of the Cosumnes River Preserve and to experience being part of a natural landscape.


Mission Statement

We seek to protect and enhance the habitat within the Cosumnes River Preserve project area, including riparian forest, wetland, vernal pool grassland, oak woodland, riverine, marsh, and farm habitat, in order to preserve biodiversity and benefit declining, threatened, and endangered species of wildlife and plants. We attempt to accomplish this using a cooperative management approach by developing both short- and long-term integrated conservation and management projects, as well as supporting policies compatible with our goals. We believe that effective conservation integrates the preservation of natural lands as well as agricultural lands and practices.


Overarching Goals

I. Native biological communities and the resident and migratory species dependent on them are restored and maintained to sustainable conditions and population levels.

II. Compatible uses improve stewardship of the Cosumnes River Watershed.


For additional information about the Cosumnes River Preserve's Vision, Mission, Goals and Management, please take a look at our Cosumnes River Perserve Management Plan.



Cosumnes River Preserve * 13501 Franklin Blvd. Galt CA 95632
(916) 684-2816