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With free-flowing rivers, rugged mountain ranges, and rural towns surrounded by open ranges, dairy farms, redwood forests, wild salmon runs and cackling geese, the North Coast region is considered one of the last best places on the planet.

The Northcoast Regional Land Trust is a nonprofit organization with a focus of protecting land and water on nearly five million acres on California’s North Coast encompassing Humboldt, Del Norte, and Trinity Counties. Find out more About us.

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Steelhead Days Restoration Tour at Freshwater Farms Reserve January 27th

Humboldt Steelhead Days are here once again! 

Join Northcoast Regional Land Trust and Mad River Alliance on a guided tour through the Wood Creek restoration project. Participants will learn about coho salmon life history, estuarine habitat, large wood structures, fish monitoring technology, historical regional land uses, and project successes and challenges. Donations ($20 suggested, sliding-scale accepted; payable at event) will benefit Humboldt Steelhead Days and Mad River Alliance.

Attendees are invited to stay after the tour for an opportunity to participate in hands-on restoration! 

Tour: 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm, Restoration activity: 2:15 pm – 3:30 pm (bring work gloves)
Expect wet and muddy conditions: please wear rubber boots or waders, if preferred.


Humboldt Steelhead Days is a month-long celebration of steelhead organized to promote river restoration and recovery of Humboldt County's iconic winter steelhead populations. 

Visit humboldtsteelheaddays.com for more information on the fishing contest, and upcoming restoration tours and activities.


Steelhead Days Tour - Saturday, January 27th - 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Freshwater Farms Reserve
5851 Myrtle Avenue
Contact: Kerry McNamee
Phone: (707) 822-2242
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2018 Northcoast Regional Land Trust Calendars

Our 2018 calendars are ready! 

These unique 12" x 18" full color calendars (equipped for wall hanging) feature big, bold, and beautiful landscape photographs. The 2018 edition highlights 6 properties (shown below) that we have worked together to conserve in our community: Freshwater Farms Reserve, Charles Mountain Ranch, McNamara Dairy, Iaqua Ranch, Chalk Mountain Ranch, and Valley View Ranch. 

Sale price is $20. Please feel free to swing by our office or call us to arrange purchase. You can also send an email with your request.

This is a wonderful holiday gift and fun way to spread the word about what is important to you!


Barn and Nursery Space for Rent at Freshwater Farms Reserve

Barn and nursery space available for lease near Eureka. Between 1,800 sf to 12,000 sf. Two buildings and one hoop house offer enclosed or semi-enclosed agricultural space with lease ranges from 20-40 cents psf/month with a year-to-year fixed-term lease. Our preference is to lease the facilities together but we are open to leasing facilities/areas separately.
The barn is a total 8,400 sf (70’x120’) with a new roof and siding. There is approximately 5,760 sf of open space available in the main section of the barn. The barn also has four outer bays that are divided from the main section by sheer walls. Each of these areas is approximately 550 sf.  At least two of the bays will not likely be available as part of leased area. The floor of the main section of the barn is about half concrete and half compacted earth. The floors of the outer bays are concrete.

The fully enclosed nursery building is approximately 1,800 sf (30’x60’) with a slab floor and a new roof. The attached hoop house is approximately 1,800 sf (20’x90’). Along with the hoop house and nursery, there is approximately ¼ acre of cultivation area adjacent to the buildings. For the nursery facilities, preference will be given to operations with a component of native plant propagation. Not for retail use. Wholesale nursery operations are permitted.
All uses must be in alignment with NRLT's mission of conserving wild and working lands and compatible with the adjacent farm stand, row crop area and nearby trail that is open to the public generally during daylight hours. No cannabis inquiries please. Showings available through appointment only.

CLICK HERE FOR APPLICATION. For additional questions call or email the landowner, Northcoast Regional Land Trust, at 707-822-2242 or d.ehresman@ncrlt.org


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