Black Lake Preserve

Located in the beautiful Adobe Valley, the Black Lake Preserve is a 526-acre alkali lake and wetland generously donated to ESLT in December 2014 by former landowner Michelle Browner. Adobe Valley has a rich geologic, agricultural, and ecological history. It has been designated as an Important Bird Area by the National Audubon Society, and is home to golden eagles and greater sage-grouse. The Preserve's wetlands, alkali meadows, and seasonal lake provide habitat for migratory birds, rare plants, amphibians, and other wildlife. For a bird list, Click Here >>

Please help protect the rich diversity of plant and animal life found at the Black Lake Preserve by following these simple rules:

  • Enjoy your visit on foot
  • Motor vehicles and bicycles prohibited
  • Pets allowed only on leash or under immediate voice control
  • Horseback riding prohibited
  • No harassment of wildlife permitted
  • Camping, stoves, and fires are prohibited
  • Pack out all trash
  • No hunting or shooting

Thanks to the generosity of Michelle Browner, Black Lake is now conserved forever. To read more about Michelle and her donation, Click Here >>