Look west through the trees in the shadow of Jobs Peak and you realize that seven pairs of eyes are staring intently back at you.
Look east, and take in the breathtaking views across Carson Valley and the surrounding peaks. Look west through the trees in the shadow of Jobs Peak and you realize that seven pairs of eyes are staring intently back at you. Seven mule deer, part of the group that moves between the 400-strong Carson River and Hope Valley herds - winter here. “These deer need to be able to move freely between these areas during different seasons to survive,” said Nevada Land Trust’s Chuck Pope. He adds, “Winter access to this specific area is essential - it truly sustains them.”
Nevada Land Trust’s newest project is Jobs Peak Ranch, 359 acres located on the east side of the Sierra Nevada Range, and located just over the state line in Alpine County, California. Jobs Peak [There’s no apostrophe in Jobs!] was named for Moses Job who, in the early 1850’s opened a store in nearby Sheridan Nevada.
It is right that NLT take action to permanently protect this land. The opportunity to safeguard wildlife habitat along five creeks, to support the health and well-being of the deer herds, and to improve trail access is vital. Success will offer the chance to provide a trail connection between the Faye Luther Canyon and Jobs Peak Ranch trailheads as part of the proposed Carson Valley 100-mile Discovery Trail. The effort has brought together the Alpine County Board of Supervisors, Douglas County, Nevada Department of Wildlife, the Carson Valley Trails Association, and others in support of Nevada Land Trust’s work to conserve this exceptional property.
In order to succeed Nevada Land Trust must raise the necessary funds to protect Jobs Peak Ranch. Working with the California Fish and Wildlife Department, NLT will apply to the California Wildlife Conservation Board for public funding, but may need to match that contribution with nearly $500,000 in private funds to complete the project by the end of 2018.
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