Become a Teacher on the Public Lands

Posted by admin on  March 15, 2021
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TPL-Job-Description-CRP-2021-1 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

Posted by admin on  January 27, 2021
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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

Kids Activity Booklet! Learn While You Hike

Posted by admin on  December 1, 2020
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Cosumnes Kids Activity Booklet Print and bring this activity book along with you on your next trip to Cosumnes River Preserve! Perfect for 2nd-4th graders, this booklet will provide you with activities to learn, create, and explore the flora, fauna, and history. To download your own PDF version, click the button below! Download Answers to matching pages and word search here. Cosumnes-Kids-Activity-Booklet

All About Chinook Salmon

Posted by admin on  November 4, 2020
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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

Flooding the Preserve’s Managed Wetlands

Posted by admin on  October 22, 2020
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Many visitors have asked excellent questions about when and why we flood the wetland ponds during the fall and winter at the Preserve. In this video, we’ll inform you on a few of the reasons we flood the ponds and what the timeline looks like from year to year. Every year Preserve staff create a plan for how each pond will be managed.  We adjust that plan frequently based on what grows in each pond