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2A Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010 Feather River Bulletin Leavitt Lake Ranches was profitability, owned by Darrell's family. named the 2009 National En-Leavitt Lake Ranches is They began to acquire vironmental Stewardship owned and operated by Dar- ranches and cattle, leasing Award winner. Nominated rell Wood, his wife Callie,property and gradually buy- for the award by the Califor- son Ramsey and daughter ing the former family prop- nia Cattlemen's AssociationDallice. It has family-owned erty. and the California Range- ranching ties dating back to Today, they own about land Trust, the operation the 1860s. 3,670 acres of private land, was honored Friday, Jan. 29, Working in segments of manage 25,000 acres of Bu- at the 2010 Cattle Industryagriculture and without anyreau of Land Management AnnualConvention for mak- cattle or land when they permits and lease another ing environmental steward- married in 1981, the Woods 11,000 acres between the an- ship a priority while ira- had a vision to restore nual winter range on the proving production and ranches that had been grasslands of the Vina MoneT for tools P The Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship recently received a $1,000 grant for trail tools for its vol- unteer workdays. The days have become so popular, drawing up to 75 volunteers like the Huffman family-- Vernon, Robin and Gabrielle from Marin County--that the group did not have enough tools to go around. 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Trust board member and worked with the conserva- The cattle herd is made up past chair has kept our orga- tion agency for almost two of spring and fall calving nization moving forward decades, collaborating in herds of registered, commer- and on the cutting edge. conservation planning, tech- cial Angus cattle. "The Wood family is nical services and a wide ar- The Wood family has ira- known not only for their ray of Farm Bill conserva- plemented a number of top-quality beef operation, tionprograms. practices aimed at protect- but for what they do for the In addition to working ing and improving the land environment as well. I am so closely with CCA and the upon which they make a proud of what their familyRangeland Trust, the Woods living, has achieved and for what have partnered with USDA- A few of these include they exemplify as conserva- Natural Resources Conser- working in cooperation with tionists and ranchers." vation Service through the The Nature Conservancy on "Stewardship is just like Environmental Quality In- a restoration plan for the values you learn from yourcentives Program; Wildlife Vina Plains' vernal pools parents or your grandpar- Habitat Improvement Pro- project; providing habitat ents, and it is passed down," gram; Wetlands Restoration for an abundance of wildlife; Callie Wood said. "Our chil- Program; Grasslands Re- improving irrigation sys- dren look at what we've serve Program; Nutritional terns; constructing cross- done, and to them that's Balance Analyzer Program fencing; installing livestock what should be done. We'veand Texas A & M University. water developments; de- always just had a love of the They also have working creasing stream bank ero- land." relationships with the U.S. sion; and improving ripari- "I take quite a bit of pride Fish and Wildlife, Partners an conditions, in knowing that this ranchfor Wildlife Program; The According to CCA Presi- is going to (thrive) in perpe- Nature Conservancy; Deer dent Tom Talbot DVM, CCA tuity, not only for my kids Creek Watershed Conser- nominated the Wood family and their kids but for future vancy; and Ducks Unlimited. because of its ongoing corn- generations down the line," Leavitt Lake Ranches rep- mitment for improving the Darrell Wood said. "I feelresented National Cattle- land and ensuring the fall- very good about that." men's Beef Association Re- ly ranching traditions can "The Woods are an out- gion VI in the 2009 Environ- continue for future genera- standing example of conser- mental Stewardship Award tions, vation stewardship and Program. "The Wood family is very leadership," said Lincoln E. This is the third time a deserving of this honor. Burton, state conservation- California ranching family They are a great example of ist for USDA's Natural Re-has won the award in the true stewardship and are source Conservation Set- past 10 years and the fourth very proactive in working vice in California. year Californians have won with multiple state and fed- "They are exceptional not regional honors in the last eral agencies to make sure only for their whole-farm decade. they meet their business approach and the number of Low sn sle - owpac pus new venue California Gold Mush Lake on courses, trails, movie p.m. Volunteers may arrive Davis Sled Dog and Snowshoe night and many others, anytime during that time pe- Races are still on for Feb. Organizers need strong, riod, but not later than 4:30 26-28, but after surveying the able-bodied volunteers who p.m. to get proper training for racecourse, organizers have can take specific instructions assisting with the dog teams. moved the staging area to well. This is exciting but physical- Camp 5 ata slightlyhigher el- Volunteers under 18 must ly demanding work so be pre- evation, have parental/guardian con-pared. The race staging area has sent. Saturday demonstrations been moved to the backup lo- All minors will have adult at the Chalet View will con- cation at the Camp 5 turnoff supervision. Call 832-5577 to tinue as planned. at Lake Davis, accessed by volunteer; leave your name,Event and trail updates can West Street in Portola, until phone number and job prefer- be accessed at Californi- further notice. Fillipini Flat ence, if you have one. aGoldMush.com. area has melted out and trails Dog handler training will For more information, call from that area are in poor be held Friday, Feb. 26, at832-5577. shape. 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