- California Central Valley & Foothills
- Sacramento River Bend Projects
- Tehama County, California
- 1,662 acres
Sacramento River Bend Projects
Saving a Wild and Scenic River from Development
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Sacramento River Bend Area of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC) is slated to become a National Recreation Area, pending congressional approval. However, within the ACEC boundary are a number of private parcels that are at risk of being subdivided and developed. ALC has partnered with the BLM since 1996, completing 13 projects (as of January, 2011) and successfully acquiring 1,662 acres of private lands that have been transferred to the BLM.
The Sacramento River Bend region is rich in ecological, cultural, and recreational value. Many rare species live here, including the southern bald eagle, osprey, Swainson’s hawk, yellow-billed cuckoo, ringtail, mule deer and bobcat. The river also provides habitat for river otters, and endangered Chinook salmon and steelhead. The great explorer, Jedediah Smith, is known to have camped here during his 1828 travels north to Oregon. In addition, the ACEC offers outstanding recreational opportunities, including boating, rafting, canoeing, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, camping and wildlife viewing.
The BLM’s goals for consolidating lands into the ACEC are nearing completion, but work remains to be done to close a few gaps in the map. ALC continues to work with BLM to purchase private lands to enhance this outstanding public resource. Click here to learn more about this project.
For more information on the Sacramento River Bend Area of Critical Environmental Concern, visit BLM's Redding Field Office.
With your help, American Land Conservancy can continue to conserve the very best of our ecological, scenic, recreational, cultural and agricultural resources.