40 Acres, 2016
Private property. No public access.
Conservation Values: Scenic views, open space, plant and wildlife habitat.
When you take North Bloomfield Road north of Nevada City toward the South Yuba River, you might glimpse Round Mountain from across the broad gentle basin of Rock Creek. Its rounded ridge is a local landmark on the south side of the river canyon just downstream from Edwards Crossing.
Originally part of Lone Bobcat Woods Conservation Easement, this 40-acre parcel, was purchased by a new owner in 2015 from Janaia Donaldson and Robin Mallgren.
In this Easement, health of plant and animal communities are to have priority over human needs. It is being managed as an old growth forest and is situated completely within the critical winter range for the Nevada City deer herd and is also potential habitat for the California spotted owl.
The long-range goal of the easement is to create and maintain a healthy, natural forest ecosystem with an emphasis on enhancing wildlife habitat including sugar pines found throughout the property.