Landers Meadow in the news

Your efforts to protect the Pacific Crest Trail are being noticed.

On Wednesday, Ezra Romero of Valley Public Radio, the National Public Radio station for Central California, interviewed PCTA Executive Director and CEO Liz Bergeron about the Pacific Crest Trail Association’s recently completed campaign to save Landers Meadow.

Through more than 1,000 large and small private donations, PCTA raised $550,000 over the last six months to save this 245-acre wet meadow from the threat of development. The site is zoned for up to 12 residences.

Help save Landers Meadow, a special place along the Pacific Crest Trail.

About a half mile of the PCT runs along the property which is bordered by the Sequoia National Forest on three sides. The PCTA plans to hold the property until such time as the U.S. Forest Service can buy it. PCTA will use the money from the sale to protect other properties along the trail. About 10 percent of the PCT still is held by private landowners.

Read more about the project and listen to the radio interview.

Author: Mark Larabee

Mark Larabee is the PCTA's Advocacy Director. He is the former editor of the "PCT Communicator" magazine and co-author of "The Pacific Crest Trail: Exploring America's Wilderness Trail" published in 2016. Larabee is a journalist, part of a team who won the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news for The Oregonian newspaper. He hiked the PCT across Oregon for a 2005 series for the paper and has been with PCTA since 2010. He lives in Portland.