Mount Shasta Bioregional Ecology Center

is creating environmental restoration & protection

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The Headwaters Spring
$5
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
per month
All lower tier benefits, plus:
  • On signup: Natural Earth Marble MSBEC keychain from Shasta Visions ($6 value)
  • Lagniappe (a little extra) - special gifts when you least expect it!


The Panther Meadows
$50
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

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About

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. Southern Oregon University professor (and our former 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!
Goals
$585 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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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 18 exclusive posts
4
Images
2
Links
2
Livestreams
4
Writings
6
Videos

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