Beaver Valley Headwaters Preserve

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Visitors to Beaver Valley Headwaters Preserve in California will find a diverse landscape of evergreens and hardwood forest, grassy wetland meadows covered in wildflowers, and vast mountainous hills that skyrocket a breathtaking 3,200 to 5,500 feet about sea level.

The waterways are a vital source of life, sustaining a world of plants and wildlife, and are the breeding grounds for families of Coho, Chinook, and Steelhead salmon. Large wildlife including Roosevelt Elk, puma, black bear, and the migratory black-tailed deer roam the wetland meadows. The beauty of this place draws in campers, hikers, and nature lovers seeking vast landscapes and thriving wildlife.

The now protected 6,095 acre Preserve connects two other significant areas of protected land, the Shasta-Trinity National Forest and Trinity Alps Wilderness, where The Trust for Public Land also saved approximately 20,000 acres to secure the integrity of the iconic Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail. Visitors also have access to the Callahan pack trail which runs south up to Scott Mountain Summit, parallel to State Highway 3, and intersects with the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail. Special thanks to the Packard Foundation’s Program Related Investment loan fund and The Wildlands Conservancy who helped us protect this treasured space.