Maddalena Ranch Wildlife Preserve

This 575-acre property, is the only private property in the Sierra Valley that allows the public access to  the largest freshwater wetland and marsh habitat in the entire Sierra Nevada.

This wetland supports a host of bird species of special concern, including sandhill cranes and white-faced ibis, and is a fantastic spot for wildlife viewing, nature photography, and exploring the headwaters of the Middle Fork of the Feather River along an interpretive trail.

A partnership between the Feather River Land Trust, The Nature Conservancy, Sierra Business Council, and rancher Tony Maddalena, this preserve is a shining example of managing land for wildlife, low-impact recreation, education and sustainable agriculture.

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Latitude: 39.791669 Longitude: -120.343447 Elevation: 4875 ft
the best travel advice comes from the people who live here
Rachel Durben


Recreational Opportunities

Canoeing, bird-watching, walking, photography

Seasons Accessible





Pet Friendly Notes

No dogs, please


I love your work! I spent many days in my school years with my family both in Indian Valley and Lake Almanor. The map on this page tells me where the Maddelena Preserve is located. What would be really great is if that map also showed the boundaries of the property.

John Mercurio, 2/16/2017

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