Become a Teacher on the Public Lands

Become a Teacher on the Public Lands

Join the Bureau of Land Management in protecting our public lands and promoting hands on learning through some of the United States’ most treasured cultural, natural and geological resources…become a 2021 Teacher on the Public Lands. March 10, 2021 The Cosumnes River Preserve in Galt, CA is seeking a K-12th grade teacher to become a Teacher on the Public Lands (TPL) between June and August 2021. Teachers will receive a $2,200 stipend for completing 160

14th Annual Galt Winter Bird Festival

14th Annual Galt Winter Bird Festival

The City of Galt, in partnership with Cosumnes River Preserve, is hosting the 14th Annual Galt Winter Bird Festival. This is a VIRTUAL event and completely FREE to all who’d like to participate. The keynote speaker this year is John Muir Laws, a talented artist and naturalist. He will be giving a lecture as well as teaching two bird drawing classes. Cosumnes River Preserve staff will be releasing multiple virtual tours, which will be posted

All About the Snowy Egret By Emily Anderson Description: With its snowy-white plumage, this slender heron always seems to be on display when foraging in the wetland ponds. When in plain sight, you can see its black bill and black legs as well as its striking yellow feet and under-eyes. Habitat: Snowy egrets are known to nest in colonies, especially within thick vegetation that grows in isolated areas. This includes barrier lands, swamps, marshes, and

All About Chinook Salmon

All About Chinook Salmon

Chinook Salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) Also known as King Salmon or Spring Salmon The Cosumnes River was once abundant with migratory Chinook Salmon in the late fall through early spring. In other river systems, such as the Sacramento, American, and Feather rivers, the salmon runs have been restored through various conservation efforts. However in smaller streams, like the Cosumnes River, these native fish are still threatened due to habitat degradation.  Chinook are anadromous — what does