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 Chuck Pope, formerly of Nevada Land Trust, adding, “Winter access to this specific area is essential - it truly sustains them.”
Jobs Peak Ranch consists of 359 acres located on the east side of the Sierra Nevada Range, located just over the state line in Alpine County, California. Jobs Peak [no apostrophe in Jobs!] was named for Moses Job who opened a store in nearby Sheridan, Nevada, in the early 1850s.
Nevada Land Trust was happy 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 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 had to raise the necessary funds to protect Jobs Peak Ranch. Working with the California Fish and Wildlife Department, NLT applied to the California Wildlife Conservation Board for public funding, in addition to matching that contribution with nearly $500,000 in private funds to complete the project.
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