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The Cosumnes River Project

The Cosumnes River Project is a groundbreaking conservation project of considerable magnitude. This project is one of a handful of projects worldwide that is attempting to conduct conservation on a watershed scale.

treesThe Cosumnes River Project is a broad-based effort to restore and safeguard the integrity of the Cosumnes River and its surrounding landscape. The Nature Conservancy and its partners established the Cosumnes RiverPreserve in 1987 with 1,480 acres. By 2000, the Preserve had grown to encompass more than 40,000 acres.  The Cosumnes River Project continues to grow and expand; it now encompasses more than 46,000 acres.

While the Preserve was initially created primarily to protect and restorea viable valley oak woodland ecosystem, the scope of the project expanded considerably and includes all associated Central Valley habitats and their dependent wildlife. Public education and recreation opportunities are strategically aimed at increasing public awareness and support for the project.

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