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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

A Community Masterpiece

Freshwater Farms Reserve is becoming a very special place to many people in our community - a place representing how cows and coho can coexist in conservation efforts. For a fun taste of the property and the diverse uses, watch these beautiful and creatively crafted short videos put together by different local artists and filmmakers:

1. Short documentary film by Will Goldenberg for our May 1st Grand Opening of the Freshwater Farms Reserve Nature Trail: NATURE TRAIL CELEBRATION.

2.  Short animation film by Amy Uyeki done as a part of our plein air art gathering this spring at Freshwater Farms Reserve: COW HO.

3.Short film by Maureen McGarry from our Canoe the Slough trip on the summer solstice. A  lovely paddle from Freshwater Farms Reserve through Freshwater Slough to Humboldt Bay: PADDLE THE BAY.

 

Freshwater Farms History Tour

Photo Credit: Mark Larson

On Saturday, July 9th, from 10 am - 12 pm join NRLT Project Manager Dan Ehresman and special guest presenters Bill Hole and Suzanne Guerra for a tour and educational discussion focused on the history and culture of the Freshwater Farms property and surrounding area. Talk will focus on the management and ownership history, building construction and use, the Graham-Long Dairy barn, and the changes in the surrounding landscape over time.

FREE. No RSVP necessary. Walk is approximately one mile. Rain or shine - dress appropriate for weather conditions. Hope to see you there!

Wood Creek Enhancement Project Request for Proposals

The Northcoast Regional Land Trust has released a Request for Proposals and Bids from local contractors to complete the Wood Creek Aquatic Habitat Enhancement Project – Phase II, located on their Freshwater Farms Reserve property. The Request for Proposals and Bids are available below, as well as at their office at 901 Samoa Blvd in Arcata.

WOOD CREEK BID ANNOUNCEMENT

WOOD CREEK PHASE II CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS

WOOD CREEK PHASE II CONSTRUCTION PLANS

ADDENDUM #1: WOOD CREEK PHASE II CONSTRUCTION

ADDENDUM #2: WOOD CREEK PHASE II CONSTRUCTION

DIRECTIONS TO FRESHWATER FARMS RESERVE

There is a mandatory walk-through for those submitting bids scheduled on Wednesday, July 6 at 1:00 pm at Freshwater Farms Reserve (5851 Myrtle Avenue, Eureka, CA, 95503).  Bids may be hand delivered to the Northcoast Regional Land Trust office at 901 Samoa Blvd, Arcata CA 95521 until 3:00 PM, Pacific Daylight Time on Monday July 18, 2016. Bids may be mailed to the Northcoast Regional Land Trust at: P.O. Box 398 Bayside, CA 95524, however it is the Bidders responsibility to ensure that Bids are received by the Northcoast Regional Land Trust prior to 3:00 PM, Pacific Daylight Time on July 18, 2016.  For more information or questions, call Kerry at 707-822-2242.

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