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Welcome to California's North Coast

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

Graham-Long Dairy Barn Grand Opening

Photo by Hunter Cresswell (Times Standard)

On Sunday, June 11th major donors and supporters of the Land Trust gathered to celebrate the grand opening of the Graham-Long Dairy barn. Over 100 people came out to celebrate this monumental rehabilitation project which conserves an important piece of our local agricultural heritage. The day included local food and drinks, music by Rosalind Parducci, a tour of the barn and surrounding area, and historic presentations about the space. With white twinkly lights wrapped around restored old growth redwood posts built in 1910, the resident barn owl overhead in the rafters, fiddle music in the background, and the sound of laughter throughout, it was hard to not get dreamy about the majesty of these old barns.

Thank you to everyone who helped make this special project become a reality! We will be flying a request for proposals for lease of the barn and the adjacent nursery within the next couple of weeks. We are looking for future uses that are compatible with our mission of conserving wild and working lands, fitting with the agricultural, restoration, and public uses of the property. Instead of falling over, this old barn will be back in use soon!

Photo by Jennifer Savage

Pints for Land Conservation

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Come and celebrate the land with friends, family, and colleagues at Redwood Curtain Brewing Company's Pints for Non-Profits on Wednesday, June 14th anytime from noon-midnight! $1 of every pint will go directly towards the Northcoast Regional Land Trust's important work in conserving wild and working landscapes!

MUSIC BY MELANIE BARNETT & NATE ZWERDLING (7-9 pm)
LOCO FISH COMPANY FOOD TRUCK
LAND TRUST PINT GLASSES FOR SALE

A special thanks to Redwood Curtain Brewing Company!

A Community Barn Raising

 

The Graham-Long Dairy barn rehabilitation project is almost complete and we look forward to our upcoming grand opening! In a county where many old agricultural barns are falling down, this community project is a unique way to help preserve an important historic and cultural piece of the North Coast. As a part of the Northcoast Regional Land Trust’s mission to conserve wild and working landscapes, this significant structure will now last for generations to come, supporting existing and future agricultural, educational, and recreational activities at Freshwater Farms Reserve.

Rehabilitating this symbol of our region's shared agricultural heritage was a true community barn raising made possible by the generosity, time, and vision of many individuals, businesses, agencies, and foundations. Special thanks go to:

California State Coastal Conservancy, T.S. and K.D. Glide Foundation, McLean Foundation, Almquist Lumber Company, ERA Forest Products LLC, Humboldt Redwood Company, Mendocino Forest Products, Green Diamond Resource Company, Ryan Sullivan (Fine Woodworking and Custom Homes), Bill Hole (Creative Home Construction), Tim and Jackie Pricer, Doris Fearrien, Judith Hinman, Schorr Berman, Deborah Fitzpatrick, Ron & Melanie Kuhnel, Christopher Honar, Suzanne Guerra, Joan Wantanabe, our hardworking and dedicated volunteers, and all the donors who gave at our Annual Celebration to support this special project.

 

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