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For all tours, please email Virginia Meyer, CNPS Volunteer:
Email Virginia

Secondary contact Landon Eldredge, BLM-PHP Biological Technician:
Email Landon

Spring Pine Hill Preserve Tours

Beginning in April of each year, the Pine Hill Preserve (PHP), in coordination with the El Dorado Chapter of the California Native Plant Society (CNPS), will offer a guided bird tour and three guided plant tours in different areas of the Preserve. The tours are free and open to the public. There is a limit of 20 participants per tour. Led by volunteer naturalists, each plant tour will focus primarily on the plants growing within the chaparral and oak woodland ecosystems of the Pine Hill Preserve, but will also include information about wildlife, pollinators, and geology.


2024 Spring Tour Dates

*Bird Tour: Begins at 7:00 a.m. and concludes at noon.
All Other Tours: Begin at 9:00 a.m. and conclude at 2:00 p.m.


Where do we meet?

Tour locations are indicated above. Field trip participants will meet at designated areas and, for the Pine Hill tours, will carpool to the site; participants will be notified of where to meet with a confirmation email sent upon sign-up for each tour.


How much will this cost?

This priceless experience is 100% free!


What do I need to wear and bring?

Sturdy shoes, a hat, water, a lunch or snacks, sunscreen, and insect repellant. You may also want to bring binoculars, especially on the bird tour.


How do I signup?

To sign up, visit the El Dorado Chapter CNPS website at Click the "Read More" link on the appropriate tour and fill out the online form.