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Great Valley-Coast Range Formation

150-160 Million Years Ago
Around 150 - 160 million years ago, the Great Valley-Coast Range ophiolite, a fragment of ocean crust and mantle rock, is thrust eastward over the western edge of the Sierra Nevada.

Ann Brice

Ann is the Co-Executive Director of the Yolo Basin Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to educating the public about Central Valley wetlands and wildlife.  She was the founding Executive Director of the Cache Creek Conservancy in 1996 and currently serves on the board of directors of the Yolo County Flood Control and Water Conservation District.
Ecologist Ann Brice

Wild Fire strikes the CCNP

In September the Zamora wild fire burns through the eastern half of the Nature Preserve.

Workshops and Reclamation


The CCC hires Rae Gouirand as the second Writer-in-Residence to continue poetry workshops offered free of charge.

Eradication of Invasive Plants

The entire riparian zone at the Nature Preserve has become clogged with invasive plants called tamarisk (salt cedar) and arundo (false bamboo). Arundo is so abundant that it forms a solid wall 30’