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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

GivingTuesday: A Global Day of Giving

We work everyday to conserve wild and working land for you and your family. We could not do this without you, and in honor of the recent holiday, we wanted to thank our supporters.

In an effort to transform the way we participate in the season of thankfulness, we would like to invite you to join us in celebrating #GivingTuesday today, November 29th. Since its founding in 2012, #GivingTuesday has inspired giving around the world, resulting in greater donations, volunteer hours, and activities that bring about real change in our communities.

If you value this beautiful place we live in, and you have hope for conserving this way of life for future generations, please consider giving on this special day...


NRLT Seeks New Executive Director

Boots to Birkenstocks! We are seeking a dynamic Executive Director for a diverse and very energetic non-profit organization focused on land conservation and regional collaboration in northern California. Primary duties include fundraising, non-profit management, and land conservation projects on the North Coast including Humboldt, Del Norte and Trinity counties.

Full-time exempt position available with anticipated start date of March 1, 2017. $50,000 to $55,000 per year, depending on experience, with benefit package including paid vacation, holiday, and sick leave. A monthly contribution towards health insurance coverage will be provided as well as matching contributions for retirement plans.

To download an application packet CLICK HERE. For more information contact the Northcoast Regional Land Trust, or 707-822-2242. 

Completed application packets (application cover sheet, cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references) must be received by 5:00 p.m., Monday 1/2/17: email to or fax to (707) 822-5210.

Freshwater Farms Tour: Longfin Smelt

Join California Department of Fish and Wildlife Biologist James Ray and Northcoast Regional Land Trust Project Manager Kerry McNamee on Saturday, November 12th from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm on an interactive walk to learn more about longfin smelt, a historically important fish found in Humboldt Bay. The tour will also focus on studies conducted in Freshwater Slough which have produced useful information about this mysterious fish's life cycle and population.

Please park in the parking lot past the farm stand (on right hand side if going south). Walk will start from parking lot. Walk is approximately one mile. Please wear appropriate footwear - trail may be muddy in some areas. Rain or shine - severe weather cancels. No RSVP necessary. FREE. Families are encouraged.

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