The dramatic landscape of the Crowley Hilltop Preserve. Photo by Rick Kattelmann

Karen's Preserve

Named in honor of ESLT founder and former Executive Director, Karen Ferrell-Ingram, Karen’s Preserve protects a critical portion of the migration corridor for the Round Valley mule deer herd. The 33-acre parcel contains a meadow with a year-round creek and a knobby hill visible from Crowley Lake and Scenic Highway 395. The preserve is bordered by public lands and its purpose is to ensure that vital wildlife habitat and scenic views are conserved.


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


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

To learn more about the Round Valley Mule Deer and their migration, Click Here >>