Donations and support throughout the year support over one thousand 4th and 5th grade students who participate in our outdoor education programs. Without your support, many of these young students would never experience a healthy, living, natural ecosystem.

Your support also provides funding to University students conducting research at the reserves. The goal of the student research grant program is to promote undergraduate and graduate student research projects at the Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve and Butte Creek Ecological Preserve. Contact Reserve Manager Jamie Visinoni at or call (530) 898-5014 to inquire about how you can help.

For your contributions in monetary awards, grants, and services, our sincere thanks to some of our donors:

$25,000 and over:

  • Butte County Fish and Game Commission
  • California Deer Association
  • Foor Foundation
  • Sierra Nevada Brewing Company
  • US Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Butte Creek Foundation
  • Jack Rawlins


  • California Olive Ranch
  • Dr. Bruce and Penny Gallaway
  • Mid Valley Title and Escrow Company
  • National Wild Turkey Federation
  • New Urban Builders
  • Sierra Neveda Alliance
  • Joanne and David Stokes Donor Advised Fund
    of the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole

Labor and Services $5,000 and over:

  • BCM Construction
  • Big Chico Creek Watershed Alliance
  • North Valley Building Systems
  • Connie Brennan
  • Marci Caldwell
  • Kristen Carter
  • Jeff and Danny Cresswell
  • Dr. Ken Derucher
  • Durham Electric
  • Dutra Steel, Inc.
  • Robert Fischer
  • Dr. Bruce Gallaway
  • Richard Macias
  • Dr. Paul Maslin
  • Kevin Sloop
  • Jeff Teeter
  • Stan Whitehead

The CSUC Research Foundation is a non-profit so all contributions are tax-deductible. If you would like to donate time, money, or equipment to the BCCER, contact our office at (530) 898-5014.
The BCCER management team wishes to thank all who provide donations to the Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve. Your support is invaluable.