Mission Statement

To engage local residents, community groups, farmers, ranchers, water districts, government agencies, land developers, and Native American Tribal Councils in collaborative efforts to protect and enhance natural habitats in the watersheds of western Placer, and Sutter Counties in such a way that human uses of the landscape can continue and grow.

We seek to be good stewards of the watersheds for the benefit of all.

Principles and Partners

The natural diversity of plants and animals in watersheds can be supported in a way that will improve property values, reduce fire danger, reduce flood risk, improve agricultural productivity, increase recreational and educational opportunities, and improve the quality of life for area residents and visitors.

We partner with the Valley Foothill Watersheds Collaborative, and other watershed organizations.

We respect private property rights, and the needs of domestic, agricultural, and recreational water users.  We support deliberate and compassionate action to prevent illegal camping.  We recognize the Public Trust Doctrine as a guiding principle for the role of public agencies as stewards of the watersheds in which they operate.

We apply the concepts of Reconciliation Ecology to advocate projects that take a balanced approach to protecting and enhancing the Auburn Ravine watershed.

We work with local governmental agencies and developers to increase property values in residential developments by including a mix of greenbelt lots, and park-view lots, in their designs, and where feasible, by providing public access to waterways via walking/biking trails.