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Audio Tour of the Cache Creek Nature Preserve

Join five narrators on a guided tour to explore different histories of the Cache Creek Nature Preserve.  You’ll hear about the diverse experiences of California's peoples, their traditions and relationships to the land as you move through a variety of habitats.  You may take the tour by location using the map or you can listen to individual narrators listed below.  Scroll down to download a tour map, instructions and playlists.

Tour map
 

 

 Meet the Audio Tour Narrators

Marshall McKay

Marshall McKay

Tribal Council Chairman

Marshall is serving his third term as elected Council Chairman of the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation. He began his career in tribal government in 1984 and is committed to cultural renewal and preservation, a focus he extends into education and sustainable land-use practices.  He is a founding member of the Native Arts & Cultures Foundation, board chair of the Autry National Center, and serves on the board of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian.

Read more and Listen to Marshall McKay's segment at all 6 tour stops.
Wyatt Cline

Wyatt Cline

Native Californian Rancher

Wyatt ranches 600 acres of rangeland in Capay Valley, not far from his family’s original farm. Before that, he spent 31 years in the fire service, retiring as the Fire Battalion Chief for the city of Woodland. Wyatt learned Native Californian traditions from his grandfather Wilbur Cline (Northern Wintu) on their many outings in the hills along Cache Creek. Wyatt shares these “old ways” and his passion for land with youth and adults alike in classrooms and on field trips.

Read more and Listen to Wyatt Cline's segment at all 6 tour stops.
Lynnel Pollock

Lynnel Pollock

Farmer

Lynnel and her family operate a farm on the banks of Cache Creek where they grow a variety of row crops, grain, and walnuts. She served on Yolo County Board of Supervisors and on the board of directors for the California Farm Bureau, Yolo Land Trust, and Yolo Farm Bureau. Lynnel was a founding board member of the Cache Creek Conservancy in 1996 and served until her appointment as Executive Director in 2006. 

Read more and Listen to Lynnel Pollock's segment at all 6 tour stops.
Ben Adamo

Ben Adamo

Miner

Ben moved to Yolo County in 1974 to work in the mining industry. Since then he has been involved in all aspects of gravel mining including facility construction, equipment operation, permitting, and reclamation planning. He has served on the board of directors of the both Woodland and Esparto Chamber of Commerce and is currently on the board of directors of the Cache Creek Conservancy.

Read more and Listen to Ben Adamo's segment at all 6 tour stops.
Ecologist Ann Brice

Ann Brice

Ecologist Ann is the Co-Executive Director of the Yolo Basin Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to educating the public about Central Valley wetlands and wildlife.  She was the founding Executive Director of the Cache Creek Conservancy in 1996 and currently serves on the board of directors of the Yolo County Flood Control and Water Conservation District. Read more and Listen to Ann Brice's segment at all 6 tour stops.

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