Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve

Adopt an Acre Campaign

Adopt an Acre(opens in new window)Show your support for the important environmental and educational work that we do by adopting one the 3,950 acres at our Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve!
Levels of Support (PDF): Discover what levels of support we offer and the benefits included.
Adopt an Acre Map (PDF): See what acres are available to supporters at the Bobcat level and above! Want to be surprised? All supporters that adopt below the bobcat level will be assigned an acre by Reserve staff.

Your commitment will directly support one or more of the following:

The Development of Future Land Managers and Environmental Stewards

Our internship programs aim to provide students hands-on experiences that focus on best practices in land stewardship and give them the opportunity to conduct cutting-edge research in the Reserve's diverse ecological environment.

K-12 Outdoor Education

Our Outdoor Classroom serves more than 1,400 local third, fourth, and fifth graders each year by providing them an opportunity to gain knowledge through science-based interactive studies.

Fire Mitigation Projects

In partnership with Cal Fire and local nonprofits, we prioritize projects that mitigate hazardous fire conditions while presenting our land management practices statewide.

Innovative Student Research

The BCCER acts as a place for undergraduate and graduate students alike to conduct hands-on research and develop a better understanding of the natural world. Because of the cutting-edge land management practices we utilize, students have the unique opportunity to research the land manager's role in restoring damaged ecosystems to health and vibrancy.

Community Workshops

With over 1,200 community members attending public events and workshops this past year, we continue to be a local resource for public learning.

Adopt an Acre(opens in new window)

If you require this information in an accessible format, please contact the Office of Accessible Technology at 530-898-6532.

levels of support flyer

 adopt an acre map