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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

Out and About


Photo by NRLT Board Member, Yvonne Everett

On May 21st, NRLT Board and Staff Members went on a field trip to Hunter Ranch for the annual board retreat. Hunter Ranch is a 15,576-acre working ranch and forest located on the middle-Mad River. When completed, this will be the largest land and water conservation project in the organizations history!


Photo by NRLT Board Member, Rees Hughes

Meet Our Future Scientists!


As a part of NRLT's Biological Monitoring program, we took Six River Charter School students out to Freshwater Farms Reserve for a field day of scientific exploration to learn about wetland ecology, compatible uses of agriculture in restored sites, and practical field methodology. Students collected data regarding the hydrology, water quality, soil chemistry, topography, vegetation, and wildlife of Freshwater Farms Reserve. Teach a man (or woman) how to fish...!



In Open Air


Photos by Mark Larson

The grand opening on May 1st for the Freshwater Farms Nature Trail was spectacular! With the sun shining, nearly 1,000 people joined in on the festivities: locally produced food and drinks, amazing music by Thursday Night Bluegrass and Josephine Johnson, guided walks and incredible landscape art work. We thank everyone who helped make this event so special and for the many people who have put their time, energy, and care into this property over the years. Now it is open to our community for you to enjoy!

A special thanks to all the plein air painters. A sample of some of the beautiful masterpieces created:


Alan Sanborn                                                                  Jim McVicker

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