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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.

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Panther Creek Conservation Easement Funded

NRLT has received funding from the California Natural Resources Agency’s Environmental Enhancement and Mitigation Program to expand a Port Orford cedar reserve across three privately held properties near Willow Creek, CA. Located in the upper Summit and Panther Creek drainages within the Trinity River watershed, the awarded money will fund a 160 acre project enabling connectivity of three conservation easements across 409 forested acres. The project will protect working forestlands, water quality, Pacific fisher habitat, and globally significant stands of Port Orford cedar occurring within the southern extent of their natural range. Notably, the easement properties adjoin the 1600 acre Miller Forest reserve, completed in 2012, as well as the Six Rivers National Forest. We thank the California Natural Resources Agency’s Environmental Enhancement and Mitigation Program for their generous funding to complete this wonderful project!


Birding at Freshwater Farms Reserve for Godwit Days

Join Northcoast Regional Land Trust staff Connie Low and Biologist with Point Blue Conservation Science Kate Howard for a birding tour and discussion at Freshwater Farms Reserve. This beautifully restored 74 acre wild and working landscape demonstrates complementary land uses, supporting both ecological enhancement and agriculture. The newly built nature trail meanders through meadows and rich pastureland into abundant salt marsh and estuary habitat. Wood Creek runs through the property meeting with Freshwater Slough, which is part of the larger Humboldt Bay tributary complex. More than 76 species of birds have been seen on Freshwater Farms Reserve, including hawks, waterfowl, warblers and other songbirds, and a resident barn owl. Walk is approximately one mile on a maintained trail and includes a viewing platform overlooking the restored wetland. Please wear appropriate footwear – trail may be muddy in some areas.

Free. Space limited: Register HERE


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