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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.

News & Events

NRLT Hires New Executive Director

The Northcoast Regional Land Trust is pleased to announce the hiring of Dan Ehresman as its new Executive Director. "We are delighted that Dan is taking this leadership role at the Land Trust. With past experience as an Executive Director at a local conservation non-profit, and his current employment with our organization over the last year as a Project Manager, we are confident that he is the right fit. We know that Dan will represent and implement the Land Trust's mission of conserving the economic viability of working landscapes, while preserving and protecting the natural, educational, scenic and historic values we enjoy here on the North Coast," says NRLT Board President Greg Blomstrom.

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Dan will begin on March 1, 2017 with a month overlap with NRLT's current Executive Director for training and transition of leadership.

Indian Creek Easement and Martin Slough Enhancement Project Funded

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife recently announced their list of Proposition 1 funded projects, and our Lost Coast Redwood and Salmon Phase II conservation easement project at Indian Creek was selected for funding. We are excited to share with you, our community, that we will now be able to complete this historic 2,700-acre conservation easement, which is likely to close in 2017.This conservation project permanently protects a critically important refuge for coho salmon and Chinook salmon on a tributary of the South Fork Eel, and it means that this area will remain a whole and healthy working forest forever. The benefits of this wonderful conservation project for people, land, water, fish, and wildlife are substantial.

Indian Creek Fish Passage
The cold, salmon-bearing stream of Indian Creek will be protected forever.

We also received notice that NOAA's Coastal Ecosystem Resiliency Grant Program will be providing funding to implement the enhancement project at Martin Slough that we have been planning with project partners Redwood Community Action Agency and the City of Eureka. This project will provide key improvements to juvenile coho salmon rearing habitat, while reducing flooding and improving viability on agricultural land owned by the Northcoast Regional Land Trust and recreational land owned by the City of Eureka. We look forward to implementing the Martin Slough Enhancement Project in summer of 2017.

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Martin Slough Enhancement Project Tide Gate.


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