NWTF and SNC Partner for $488,000 in the Sierra Nevada

The Sierra Nevada’s are a very important landscape for Californian’s.  Over 60% of the state’s water originates in the Sierra Nevada, which supplies 25 million people, 3 million acres of agricultural land, and the Sierra Nevada forests are responsible for […]

NWTF Dollars At Work: Hollenbeck Canyon Wildlife Area

In 2001 the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) Acquired a 6,100 acre parcel in the Jamul Valley that is now known as the Hollenbeck Canyon Wildlife Area.  This property is nestled in between Otay Mountain and the Jamul […]

NWTF Dollars at Work: San Diego County Guzzler

In regions that average little annual precipitation, upland game bird reproduction and recruitment are undeniably linked to the amount and timing of seasonal precipitation.  This is not only important for the production of food and hiding cover, but is also […]

NWTF Dollars at Work: The Cleveland-Icehouse Forest Health Project

In a previous blog post we emphasized the vital importance of why the time to act on our federal public lands is now.  We also highlighted what the NWTF is planning to do to help maintain this landscape as quality […]

Conservation Efforts Paying off at Cañada de Los Osos Ecological Reserve

With the good precipitation we had this spring and the on-going restoration efforts at Cañada de Los Osos, wild turkey numbers on the reserve appear to be doing very well! NWTF staff and volunteers met with the Friends of Cañada […]

Dying Sierra, How NWTF is Helping to Save Our California Forests

On 11/18/16, the U.S. Forest Service released a statement that they estimated a total of 102 million dead trees in the state of California since 2010.  That’s 62 million tree deaths in 2016 alone!  This phenomenon is being described by […]

Threats to Wild Turkey Habitat

Want to learn about some of the biggest threats to wild turkey and upland game bird habitat in California and Nevada?  Well check out this article that describes a few of the invasive species that affect our birds right here […]

NWTF Dollars at Work: Upper Butte Basin

Mitch Oliver, VP of the California State Chapter, recording the weight of a recently captured wild turkey on the Howard Sough Unit

How it started In 2014, Upper Butte Basin Wildlife Area (UBBWA) Manager Tim Hermansen, and Environmental Scientist Laura Cockrell came to NWTF with the hope of a partnership that could create a spring turkey hunt at UBBWA.  Jumping in head […]