Mendocino County is a unique blend of forests, ranches, farms and, of course, our wild and scenic coastline. All of these elements are vital parts to our quality of life and local economy. Preservation of these lands has been our mission for more than 40 years. But preserving Mendocino County goes beyond conserving the lands. It involves the whole community working together to steward the land and to create the next generation of people who will continue to care.
In that light, Mendocino Land Trust is dedicated to offering our members and the Mendocino community, residents and visitors the opportunity to connect with our land and to learn what it takes to steward them.
Please join us at an upcoming event and experience the value of preserving our magnificent rural lands.
Fish on the Fence Project
Mendocino Land Trust engaged in a public art project that brought younger kids into our conservation fold. At a Mexican Independence Day celebration in Fort Bragg in 2015 and at a an after-school program the next summer, local kids had a great time painting some 40 wooden salmon while they learned about salmon life cycles and the importance of preserving coastal streams.
The fish-painting activity was part of a larger joint partnership with Mendocino Woodlands Camp Association and Fort Bragg High School. The fish were affixed to a chain-link fence that runs along our Hare Creek Beach Trail and now sports a colorful school of jumping salmon made out of wood. Kevin Costello and the woodshop students from Fort Bragg High School cut out the fish for the project, and with the help of Mendocino Outdoor Science School, the kids got to learn about salmon ecology while they painted their masterpieces.
We offer a very popular web app that can help you plan your adventure on Mendocino Coastal trails. We enjoy getting groups of people out to enjoy our trails. If you’d like to join the Land Trust on one of our group hikes, see our events page.
Mendocino Land Trust engages with many school and summer camp groups to teach land stewardship. If you would like to have your school, community or workplace group join us for a day on the land, please contact our office at (707) 962-0470.