Project Description

Acquisition of Sacatar Trail Wilderness inholding. In late 2008, Conservation Partners represented Wilderness Land Trust in their purchase of some 2,400 acres from a private landowner. This land is adjacent to the Sacatar Trails Wilderness and is a rich ecological and archeological resource. The land includes expansive wet meadows straddled by pinyon-juniper woodlands and an isolated stand of Joshua trees that occur at an elevation just over 7,000 feet.

The Sacatar Trail, an old wagon road and one of the few reminders that humans ever traveled regularly through this area, provides relatively easy access into this rugged and pristine Wilderness on the eastern slope of the southern Sierra Nevada. The Pacific Crest Trail passes within a short hike to the west of the acquisition. The Wilderness Land Trust is working to transfer ownership to the Bureau of Land Management as part of the Sacatar Trail Wilderness.