A Trip To The McCarran Ranch Preserve

Fall colors are setting in, here in Northern Nevada. In our second field-trip as a group, we visited McCarran Ranch, approximately 15 minutes outside of Reno.

Beginning in 2003, The Nature Conservancy took over the management for the former ranch land that had seen the straightening of the river channel in flood control efforts, along with the encroachment of the Reno Tahoe Industrial Park, nearby. The McCarran Ranch Preserve River trail opened to the public in 2012, allowing the public to explore the recently restored area.