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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.

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NRLT Stands Against Racism

The Northcoast Regional Land Trust was founded 20 years ago on the principle of uniting people from diverse backgrounds and perspectives with a common vision: the conservation of northwest California’s wild and working lands. In two decades, we have accomplished so much together that would not have been possible otherwise: formation of strong community partnerships, preservation of rural livelihoods, conservation of tens of thousands of acres of productive forests and rangeland, protection of vital waterways and critical wildlife habitat. The success of our organization demonstrates the benefit of working side by side with those who have different cultural backgrounds, political views, and life experience. 

Recent protests across the nation, as with COVID-19’s disproportionate impact, call attention to the additional challenges faced by Black, Indigenous, and People of Color. We believe it is important to recognize that all people are not always treated equally and we remain committed to working together to ensure all people are able to enjoy the rights and freedoms that we all deserve. 

Our Land Trust is stronger because diversity, inclusion, and equity are core tenants of our work. Acts of racism, discrimination, and violence work against our mission and are not tolerated. We believe in and stand for human rights and the safety of everyday acts, like venturing outside—for everyone. 

We are committed to maintaining our Freshwater Farms Reserve as a place for all where community members can see themselves reflected there. We are committed to continuing to partner with groups such as the California Conservation Corps, Humboldt State University’s African American Center for Academic Excellence, AmeriCorps Watershed Stewards Program, Latino Outdoors, The Buckeye, Humboldt County Cattlewomen and many more. We are committed to being an organization where we continue to learn from each other, support and uplift one another, and together conserve open spaces, wild places, and natural resource lands for those here today and for generations to come.

Covid-19 Update - May 12, 2020

We know this is a difficult time for so many throughout the region and around the world. We are lucky here at the Northcoast Regional Land Trust to be able to continue our work from home—and we are very fortunate that we are able to continue working with so many amazing people during these physically distant times. 

As we continue to grapple with the widespread effects of the coronavirus, our Land Trust’s mission remains as important as ever. Land nurtures us in so many ways – feeding us, sheltering us, providing clean water, sustaining livelihoods, offering solace, and providing a home for so many plants and wildlife that bring value to our lives. Ensuring that land is kept whole and conserved today, means that future generations will continue to benefit from the vital farms, forests, and other open spaces we so depend upon now.

As of mid-May we are continuing to work remotely but remain available to you if have questions or want to check in about NRLT.  Email is the best way to connect with us at this time – email addresses are available on the NRLT staff page or you can contact info@ncrlt.org and your message will be directed to the appropriate staff person. 

In-person events have been cancelled for the immediate future.  We encourage you to check our events page, Facebook, and Instagram for updates.  In lieu of in-person events, we are currently offering a series of livestream events on Facebook – you can see the schedule here

For more details about our current conservation and education work, we invite you to take a look at our most recent email update

Thank you for all you do to support the Northcoast Regional Land Trust. We hope you are finding the time to connect, in whatever way you can right now, with the places that provide us so much.


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