Mount Shasta Bioregional Ecology Center is creating environmental restoration & protection
22
patrons
$643
per month
BECOME A MOUNTAIN PATRON!

Our small but feisty grassroots nonprofit – the Mount Shasta Bioregional Ecology Center – defends the forests, waters and wildlife, around the mountain we love. For more than 30 years, that’s been our mission.

The Mount Shasta stratovolcano is California's fifth highest peak, rising 14,180 feet (4,322 meters) near the Oregon border. Visitors from around the world come for both inspiration and recreation. Locals enjoy a healthy outdoor lifestyle in harmony with nature.

Our founding project was a successful ten-year effort starting in 1988, that halted ski-condominium development threatening pristine meadows and springs sacred to local indigenous peoples.

Ever since then, we relied on sensible state and federal environmental laws to back us up, as we marked achievements and refined our mission.

Yet sadly, today such protections are under strong attack – it’s never been like this before. Your help is crucial – together, we have to act now.

So Much To Do!
Our work, always, is based on the best available science; on integrity and a search for truth; and on those higher values which empower and inspire us and our patrons.

Current programs include:

  • Fire and Resiliency - As threats from catastrophic wildfires grow, our communities cry out for effective protection. Senior Program Director Dr. Arielle Halpern says, “We need to change our relationship with fire. We don’t have to fear it, we can work with it”. Collaborating to create a Mount Shasta Prescribed Burn Association, we promote responsible forest management including prescribed fire, and support science-based practices for building healthy forests and safeguarding our public lands.
  • Ecosystem Restoration - This summer marked completion of the first-year data collection on Sisson Meadow. Restoration efforts lead to preservation of meadows, forests and water resources. We’re currently working to restore monarch butterfly habitat by collecting and then broadcasting milkweed seeds among protected lands.
  • Preventing Geothermal Fracking - We’re in our 21st year of a legal battle to prevent geothermal fracking and development near Medicine Lake, one of California’s most pristine aquifers. It’s not only our fight – this affects downstream users throughout the state.
  • Community Education - Free and low cost, inspiring events such as herb & nature walks, environmental film screenings, and workshops bring our community together.
  • Policy Advocacy - Professional, strong, high integrity and intentional two-way communication with elected officials and government agencies advocates policies that support our mission. Unsustainable water bottling threatens our communities and our aquifers, and we resist privatizing our public lands and imposing new visitor fees on Mount Shasta.

Join Us!
Through Patreon, we can build a "peace chest" for looming battles we clearly see are just ahead. After 20 years, our legal fight against the fracking threats to Medicine Lake is nowhere near over. Multinational water bottlers continue to operate in stealth mode. And critically: fire threats are real – we need sound science, thinning and good forest management, but that must not mean land giveaways and clear cutting.

The time is now. The many tasks before us require everyone’s help, tapping into the deep appreciation we feel as we look up, walk the landscapes of Mount Shasta, and realize how what we do affects one another - millions of Californians downstream and visitors from around the world. Please become a Mountain Patron - the cause is greater than all of us!

Become a Mountain Patron!
As a patron, you'll receive exclusive digital content and access online Q&A sessions with our board, staff and outside experts. You can receive free tickets to events such as our Earth Day Gala, Wild & Scenic Film Festival, and Harvest Dinner, plus exclusive gift items.

As time passes, we’ll become even more creative with our benefits, and include a bit of lagniappe (a little extra) in appreciation for your patronage!

The Mount Shasta Bioregional Ecology Center is a California 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, with annual financial summaries available on our website: www.mountshastaecology.org.

Please select the benefits tier you can afford, and help us preserve, protect and restore Mount Shasta!
Tiers
The Headwaters Spring
$5 or more per month
  • A Warm Thank-You!
  • The knowledge you are helping preserve, protect and restore this special mountain!
  • Our monthly newsletter via email
  • Patrons-Only ShastaEcology Interactive Livestreams
The Bunny Flat
$20 or more per month
All lower tier benefits, plus:
  • On signup: Natural Earth Marble MSBEC keychain from Shasta Visions ($6 value)
  • Business Discount Package - new benefits added year-round from our business sponsors! (updates February 1, 2019)
  • Spring Special for Patrons signed up by April 1, 2019 - 2 Earth Day Gala Tickets ($70 value)
  • Lagniappe (a little extra) - special gifts when you least expect it!


The Panther Meadows
$50 or more per month
All lower tier benefits, plus:
  • ShastaEcology T-shirt once a year (we will ask for your size preference - $25 value)
  • Quarterly Patrons-Only Advisory Group meeting and reception
  • Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival Selection Group screenings (3-4 nights in January / February)
  • 2 Wild & Scenic Film Festival Tickets ($60 value) for patrons signed up by March 15, 2019
  • More Lagniappe (a little extra) - special gifts and even more appreciation when you least expect it!
The Summit
$100 or more per month
Support at this level shows you have gone above and beyond the call, and we will give you our deepest appreciation and recognition. You will receive all lower tier benefits, plus:
  • ShastaEcology Hoodie or Jacket once a year (we will ask for your color and size preferences - $50 value) for patrons on their one year signup anniversary
  • 2 tickets to our annual Harvest Dinner in October 2019 ($100 value, for patrons signed up by October 1, 2019)
  • The Ultimate Lagniappe (you will be amazed)
Goals
$643 of $1,000 per month
We will refresh our H.O.M.E. (Honor Our Mountain Environment) program materials, helping people enjoy our mountain while reducing their impacts. The US Forest Service has asked us to assist them in redirecting visitors, not just to the the overused Panther Meadows, but to other sites providing a more solitary experience!
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BECOME A MOUNTAIN PATRON!

Our small but feisty grassroots nonprofit – the Mount Shasta Bioregional Ecology Center – defends the forests, waters and wildlife, around the mountain we love. For more than 30 years, that’s been our mission.

The Mount Shasta stratovolcano is California's fifth highest peak, rising 14,180 feet (4,322 meters) near the Oregon border. Visitors from around the world come for both inspiration and recreation. Locals enjoy a healthy outdoor lifestyle in harmony with nature.

Our founding project was a successful ten-year effort starting in 1988, that halted ski-condominium development threatening pristine meadows and springs sacred to local indigenous peoples.

Ever since then, we relied on sensible state and federal environmental laws to back us up, as we marked achievements and refined our mission.

Yet sadly, today such protections are under strong attack – it’s never been like this before. Your help is crucial – together, we have to act now.

So Much To Do!
Our work, always, is based on the best available science; on integrity and a search for truth; and on those higher values which empower and inspire us and our patrons.

Current programs include:

  • Fire and Resiliency - As threats from catastrophic wildfires grow, our communities cry out for effective protection. Senior Program Director Dr. Arielle Halpern says, “We need to change our relationship with fire. We don’t have to fear it, we can work with it”. Collaborating to create a Mount Shasta Prescribed Burn Association, we promote responsible forest management including prescribed fire, and support science-based practices for building healthy forests and safeguarding our public lands.
  • Ecosystem Restoration - This summer marked completion of the first-year data collection on Sisson Meadow. Restoration efforts lead to preservation of meadows, forests and water resources. We’re currently working to restore monarch butterfly habitat by collecting and then broadcasting milkweed seeds among protected lands.
  • Preventing Geothermal Fracking - We’re in our 21st year of a legal battle to prevent geothermal fracking and development near Medicine Lake, one of California’s most pristine aquifers. It’s not only our fight – this affects downstream users throughout the state.
  • Community Education - Free and low cost, inspiring events such as herb & nature walks, environmental film screenings, and workshops bring our community together.
  • Policy Advocacy - Professional, strong, high integrity and intentional two-way communication with elected officials and government agencies advocates policies that support our mission. Unsustainable water bottling threatens our communities and our aquifers, and we resist privatizing our public lands and imposing new visitor fees on Mount Shasta.

Join Us!
Through Patreon, we can build a "peace chest" for looming battles we clearly see are just ahead. After 20 years, our legal fight against the fracking threats to Medicine Lake is nowhere near over. Multinational water bottlers continue to operate in stealth mode. And critically: fire threats are real – we need sound science, thinning and good forest management, but that must not mean land giveaways and clear cutting.

The time is now. The many tasks before us require everyone’s help, tapping into the deep appreciation we feel as we look up, walk the landscapes of Mount Shasta, and realize how what we do affects one another - millions of Californians downstream and visitors from around the world. Please become a Mountain Patron - the cause is greater than all of us!

Become a Mountain Patron!
As a patron, you'll receive exclusive digital content and access online Q&A sessions with our board, staff and outside experts. You can receive free tickets to events such as our Earth Day Gala, Wild & Scenic Film Festival, and Harvest Dinner, plus exclusive gift items.

As time passes, we’ll become even more creative with our benefits, and include a bit of lagniappe (a little extra) in appreciation for your patronage!

The Mount Shasta Bioregional Ecology Center is a California 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, with annual financial summaries available on our website: www.mountshastaecology.org.

Please select the benefits tier you can afford, and help us preserve, protect and restore Mount Shasta!

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Tiers
The Headwaters Spring
$5 or more per month
  • A Warm Thank-You!
  • The knowledge you are helping preserve, protect and restore this special mountain!
  • Our monthly newsletter via email
  • Patrons-Only ShastaEcology Interactive Livestreams
The Bunny Flat
$20 or more per month
All lower tier benefits, plus:
  • On signup: Natural Earth Marble MSBEC keychain from Shasta Visions ($6 value)
  • Business Discount Package - new benefits added year-round from our business sponsors! (updates February 1, 2019)
  • Spring Special for Patrons signed up by April 1, 2019 - 2 Earth Day Gala Tickets ($70 value)
  • Lagniappe (a little extra) - special gifts when you least expect it!


The Panther Meadows
$50 or more per month
All lower tier benefits, plus:
  • ShastaEcology T-shirt once a year (we will ask for your size preference - $25 value)
  • Quarterly Patrons-Only Advisory Group meeting and reception
  • Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival Selection Group screenings (3-4 nights in January / February)
  • 2 Wild & Scenic Film Festival Tickets ($60 value) for patrons signed up by March 15, 2019
  • More Lagniappe (a little extra) - special gifts and even more appreciation when you least expect it!
The Summit
$100 or more per month
Support at this level shows you have gone above and beyond the call, and we will give you our deepest appreciation and recognition. You will receive all lower tier benefits, plus:
  • ShastaEcology Hoodie or Jacket once a year (we will ask for your color and size preferences - $50 value) for patrons on their one year signup anniversary
  • 2 tickets to our annual Harvest Dinner in October 2019 ($100 value, for patrons signed up by October 1, 2019)
  • The Ultimate Lagniappe (you will be amazed)