Mendocino Land Trust

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Mendocino Land Trust
P.O. Box 1094
Mendocino, California 95460
(707) 962-0470 phone

Office Location
330 North Franklin Street, Ste 7
Fort Bragg, CA 95437

The Mendocino Land Trust is a member of the Land Trust Alliance since 1985 and the California Council of Land Trusts since 2007

Big River

In 2002, an unprecedented community effort brought together state and federal agencies, nonprofit organizations, community foundations, as well as over 1,400 private donors in raising $25.6 million to purchase and permanently protect 7,334 acres of the Big River estuary and surrounding forestland.

Get a sneak peek of what it's like to canoe Big River

The Big River Program

Today the Big River Program of the Mendocino Land Trust works in partnership with the California Department of Parks and Recreation to provide for the permanent protection of the estuarine, wetlands, wildlife, and associated later-seral stage forest characteristics of the Big River property, as outlined in the Agreement of Terms and Conditions attached to the conveyance.


Please explore the links to the left to find out more about the Big River Estuary, our Program Areas and the Big River Stewards, our volunteer stewardship group.


For more information, contact:

Doug Kern, Big River Program Manager


Top Right - Rick Hemmings. 
Bottom Left - David Russell

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