Planting Season is Upon Us!


Here’s our list of fall plantings to date!  Mark your calendars and come join us!  As always, we provide seedlings, planting instruction, shovels and gloves.  Please bring your own snacks, water, layers, sunscreen and appropriate footwear.

More details to come, so please stay tuned for more events by following us on Facebook and checking our Calendar!

Sunday, October 20th 10am – 1pm
Join us at Truckee River Day!  We will be planting seedlings at Sagehen.  Be sure to sign up to volunteer here.

Wednesday, October 30th 9am – 2pm
Come plant sugar pines near Truckee with Patagonia Employees. 

Sunday, November 3rd 10am – 12pm
Join the North Tahoe High School Interact Club and plant sugar pines near Tahoe City. 

Wednesday, November 13th 9:30am – 2:30pm
Come plant sugar pines in the Little Valley Fire burn scar with Patagonia Employees!   

Questions? Email or call: 650-814-9565

Cone Collections Under the Rainbow

15 New Candidate Trees!

September is when cones are ripe for the picking.  We collect cones when they are still green – before they’ve dropped their seed – and send them to the USFS Nursery in Placerville for resistance testing to find new seed trees.  We were invited to collect cones at Homewood for the first time ever this year.  Despite some rainstorms, we harvested cones from 10 new western white pine trees and 5 new sugar pines.  If we’re lucky, the cones Edric harvested “under the rainbow” may prove to be resistant seed trees for future restoration!


We’ve been busy overhauling our website this summer.  It’s a project that has been long overdue and we can’t wait to unveil our sleek new site soon!  We’re still polishing up the Calendar and making sure all of our links works correctly, but will launch any day now!
The new, improved experience will be at the same address.  We’re certain that you’ll love the modern look and feel of the updated site when it goes live!
Huge thanks to our very talented Catchafire volunteer Tim Briggs for doing the web design! And thanks to Patagonia for giving us free access to Catchafire.

Thank You, WaterChef!

Water Safety Corp of Reno sponsors us through 1% for the Planet!

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