Hathaway Creek Forest Campaign

115% of $20000 goal

Dear Fellow Conservationist,

We asked for your help – and you all came through! With your donations, and the matching funds from MLT’s new Redwood Protection and Restoration Endowment, we can now protect the 38.5 acres of second-growth Redwood, Douglas Fir, and Bishop Pine forest at the headwaters of Hathaway Creek, a tributary to the Garcia River near Point Arena. Your donations have been matched dollar for dollar, up to $20,000. The remaining donated funds will help MLT to cover administrative costs to put the Conservation Easement in place. We cannot thank you enough. This campaign is now closed – but you may consider ongoing support of our work with a one-time or monthly donation.

“I wince every time I see redwood forests cut down when I know their natural life cycle should reach more than 2,000 years. The giant, ancient trees growing in Mendocino County in the 1800s are largely gone, replaced by second and third-growth younger forests. What if we allowed more of those trees to grow back to their full potential?”

– Forest Owner, Point Arena

(Read how the owner acquired the forest here.)

This conservation easement on the Hathaway Creek Forest will now help protect it forever from being commercially harvested.

With the easement, MLT will protect and preserve the forest (including the Bishop Pine Forest Alliance Sensitive Natural Community, coast redwoods, and other trees), rare and sensitive plant species, and wildlife habitat on the property.  Community engagement at the property, with the landowner’s permission, may include interpretive hikes and/or environmental education opportunities, as well as scientific research or study.

Thank you for your incredible generosity!


Conrad Kramer

Executive Director

Mendocino Land Trust

*All donations will be used solely to fund the creation and stewardship of the Hathaway Creek Forest Conservation Easement. The first $40,000 raised will be deposited into MLT’s pooled, restricted Stewardship and Legal Defense Fund, which funds the monitoring and legal defense of all of our conservation easements, including this new planned conservation easement. Any additional funds raised will be applied to the transaction costs needed to complete this conservation easement.

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