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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.

News & Events

Native Plants Now For Sale at Freshwater Farms Reserve


NRLT is pleased to announce a new community partner at our Freshwater Farms Reserve property on Myrtle Avenue.  The North Coast Chapter of the California Native Plant Society (CNPS) has recently moved their native plant nursery to a new location at Freshwater Farms Reserve and plants are now for sale through the Kneeland Glen Farm Stand which is operated by Kathy Mullen.  

Hopefully you have had a chance to make it out to Freshwater Farms Reserve already, but if not, now is a great time for a visit.  The reserve is located at 5851 Myrtle Avenue, near Three Corners Market, and houses the ¾-mile Freshwater Nature Trail, a kayak boat launch with carts, the Kneeland Glen Farm Stand, Freshwater Gardens, and now – the North Coast Chapter CNPS’s Native Plant Nursery. 


CNPS raises native plants in their nursery for two annual fundraisers that support their education and advocacy efforts.  Their next fundraiser is a spring Wildflower Show and native plant sale held at the Jefferson Community Center, 1000 B Street, Eureka on May 5th & 6th.

 The new nursery location has significantly more space and a better layout than their previous home at the Jacoby Creek Land Trust’s Kokte Ranch, making it much easier to work in and maintain their plants. Freshwater Farms Reserve also has a 1,800 square foot hoop house that CNPS will utilize, serving as a home base for nursery operations, providing on site storage, and offering a warm, dry, indoor space in which to work and for their native plant starts to flourish in. CNPS also plans to establish a demonstration garden, adding another exciting educational   experience for visitors to Freshwater Farms Reserve.


Native plants grown by the North Coast CNPS chapter are available for purchase at the Kneeland Glen Farm Stand at Freshwater Farms Reserve from noon to 6pm daily.  The Farm Stand also sells vegetables and locally made goods. If you are looking for specific native plants that you don’t see at the farm stand, contact the North Coast CNPS chapter at northcoastcnps@gmail.com.


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
Facebook Event Page

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!



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