2020 Spring Pine Hill Preserve Tours

ALERT!: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and under the direction of the governor of California, the 2020 Spring Tours are cancelled.

Beginning in April, the Pine Hill Preserve(PHP), in coordination with the El Dorado Chapter of the California Native Plant Society, will offer a guided bird tour and three guided plant tours in different areas of the Preserve. The tours are free and open to the public. There is a limit of 20 participants per tour. Led by volunteer naturalists, each plant tour will focus primarily on the plants growing within the chaparral and oak woodland ecosystems of the Pine Hill Preserve, but will also include information about wildlife, pollinators, and geology.

With the exception of the bird tour, the following tours will begin at begin at 9:00 a.m. and conclude by 1:00 p.m. The bird tour will begin at 7:00 a.m. and concludes at noon.

  • Sunday, April 12, 2020 - CANCELED
            -- Kanaka Valley Bird Hike with Chris Conard - CNPS/PHP

  • Saturday, April 18, 2020 - CANCELED
            -- Kanaka Valley Plant Hike - CNPS/PHP

  • Saturday, May 2, 2020 - CANCELED
            -- Cameron Park Unit through hike - CNPS/PHP

  • Saturday, May 9, 2020 - CANCELED
            -- Pine Hill Ecological Reserve - CNPS/PHP
  • WHERE:
    Tour locations are indicated above. Field trip participants will meet at designated areas and carpool to the site. Virginia Meyer, with the CNPS El Dorado Chapter, will notify bird and plant tour participants one week in advance regarding the meeting location for the tours.
    Sturdy shoes, a hat, water, a lunch or snacks, sunscreen, and insect repellant.
    For the bird and plant tours, contact Virginia Meyer, CNPS Volunteer:
  • By email - vcmeyer@mac.com

    Secondary contact Graciela Hinshaw, BLM-Pine Hill Preserve:
  • By email - pinehillpreserve@gmail.com or ghinshaw@blm.gov