Habitat Enhancements on the Truckee River

Creation of new habitat sculptures on The Nature Conservancy's McCarran Ranch Preserve on the Truckee River began in November, 2014 as part of the Nature of Art collaboration.


The collaboration also includes an exhibition at the Nevada Museum of Art, Center for Art + Environment. This exhibition features conceptual works and maquettes created for the work on the Truckee and Carson Rivers with The Nature Conservancy. Selections from our archives at the Center for Art + Environment also show our remedial installations in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area on the Pt Reyes peninsula.
Photo courtesy Simon Williams, TNC-Nevada

Nature of Art

The Nature of Art project with The Nature Conservancy's River Fork Ranch Preserve in Nevada's Carson Valley.
http://nature.org/nevadaartThe work is situated in the newly restored flood plain of the East Brockliss Slough of the Carson river.  At 360' long and varied heights, with 750 lived-staked willows planted and woven into the sculpture, this work is designed to enhance the riparian habitat in a ranching corridor.

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The Truckee & Carson Rivers

Next up are projects with The Nature Conservancy and The Center for Art+Environment of the Nevada Museum of Art in Northern Nevada.