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Bear Gulch Habitat Enhancement

This salmon habitat enhancement project was selected for funding in 2021! We are currently in the planning phase, arranging for…

Big River

Mendocino Land Trust, with terrific community support, has protected several coastal lands from logging or development and placed them in…

Brandon Gulch Habitat Enhancement

Funding for this project was granted in December 2021. Planning and permitting will take some time but physical work is…

Caspar Blufflands and Uplands

For decades, Caspar Beach has provided local residents and visitors a great opportunity for surfing, beach walking, birding and picnicking.…

Chamberlin Creek Crossing Improvement

In 2021, the Mendocino Land Trust submitted a proposal to design a new crossing on Chamberlain Creek to replace a…

Coastal Public Access Easements

The Mendocino Land Trust made history in 1996 when it accepted a public access easement to open the Mendocino Bay…

Conservation Easement: Big River

Big River Conservation Easement: 142 acres on property owned by The Conservation Fund and monitered by MLT since 2002.

Conservation Easement: Bonterra

In 1998, the Mendocino Land Trust partnered with Bonterra to conserve 360 acres of vineyards and open space near Hopland.

Conservation Easement: Brush Creek

In 2015, MLT worked with the Edward Miller Trust to protect 2,018 acres of working forestland along Brush Creek. This…

Conservation Easement: Dark Horse Ranch

In 2013, the Mendocino Land Trust began working with Ukiah area farmer Paul Dolan to ensure his 156 acres of…

Conservation Easement: Feliz Creek

Feliz Creek Conservation Easement: 320 acres near Yorkville. Conserved in 2005.

Conservation Easement: Freriks Property

We hope you will enjoy the story behind a 25-acre conservation easement near Albion. It is told by Shirley Freriks,…

Conservation Easement: Gleason-Prescott

In 2012 the Mendocino Land Trust worked with a landowner near Willits to permanently protect 423 acres of wildlife habitat.…

Conservation Easement: Gobbi Street

Gobbi Street: 53 acres near Ukiah conserved in 2013.

Conservation Easement: Linney/Dye

Linney/Dye: 72 acres outside Point Arena. Conserved in 2000.

Conservation Easement: Lovers Lane Vineyard

133-acres of agricultural land in Ukiah will remain devoted to agriculture in perpetuity.

Conservation Easement: McNab

McNab: 110 acres near Hopland, conserved in 1998

Conservation Easement: Otto Smith

A conservation easement completed in 2017 protects 30 acres of forest near Leggett.

Conservation Easement: Phillips/Corning

40 acres southwest of Hopland. Conserved in 1992.

Conservation Easement: Potter Valley DOT

Potter Valley DOT: 8 acres in eastern Mendocino County. Conserved as mitigation for a Dept. of Transportation project in 2014.

Conservation Easement: Pygmy Forest Protection

This project to protect rare Mendocino cypress woodland habitat (more commonly known as pygmy forest) is near completion. Mendocino Land…

Conservation Easement: R&R Ranch

An exciting conservation easement that came to the Land Trust in 2021 is the R&R Ranch. Located in eastern Mendocino…

Conservation Easement: Returned Pomo Lands (Trout and Alder Creek)

The Land Trust worked with the Pacific Forest & Watershed Lands Stewardship Council to protect 873 acres of land previously…

Conservation Easement: Ridgewood Ranch

Ridgewood Ranch near Willits, the final resting place of the famous racehorse Seabiscuit, is home to two of MLT’s conservation…

Conservation Easement: ruth weiss property

This 5 acre property on Albion ridge belonged to the famous Beat poet ruth weiss. She and her trustees bequested…

Conservation Easement: Salvation Army

Salvation Army: 112 acres conserved near Manchester in 2000.

Conservation Easement: Yorkville Family Lands

Here's the story behind 746 acres of conserved family lands located near Yorkeville: Diane* was living in the Central Valley…

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Thanks to a $498,040 grant from the California Energy Commission awarded to Mendocino Land Trust in 2014, the Mendocino Land…

Glass Beach

Have you been down to Glass Beach and wondered "Where does all that glass come from?" Did you know that…

Hare Creek and Bunker Gulch Salmon Habitat Enhancement

In 2019, MLT's Director of Stewardship, Nicolet Houtz, coordinated salmon habitat restoration projects along Hare Creek and Bunker Gulch (a…

Hare Creek Beach and Trail

The Mendocino Land Trust has owned and managed Hare Creek beach since 2010. Located at the southern end of Fort…

Heider Field in Mendocino

The conservation of the two-acre Heider Field in the village of Mendocino was the catalyst in forming the Mendocino Land…

James Creek Fish Barrier Modification

This project addressed a critical fish passage barrier on the mainstem of James Creek in the Big River watershed. The…

Mill Bend

Leading up to the 2021 purchase of Mill Bend by the Redwood Coast Land Conservancy, the Mendocino Land Trust assisted…

Navarro Point

Our signature preserve, purchased in 1999 and opened in 2005, is Navarro Point. Located just south of Albion, these bluffs…

Nelson Gulch Culvert Replacement

The Nelson Gulch culvert replacement project was the last part of Big River Haul Road Salmon Restoration project that the Mendocino…

Noyo River Redwoods

The Mendocino Land Trust (MLT) acquired the Noyo River Redwoods property in 2012, in partnership with Save the Redwoods League (SRL) and…

Noyo River Redwoods Trail

Soon there will be a new preserve to explore! The Land Trust’s Staff has been hard at work building a…

Old Smith Ranch

The long awaited Old Smith Ranch Trail opened in July 2020. The trail cuts an elegant, 2.1 mile path along…

Old Smith Ranch at Ten Mile

The Mendocino Land Trust, in partnership with The Conservation Fund, State Coastal Conservancy, Nature Conservancy, and Smith/Perry family, worked to…

Parlin Creek Dam Removal

Several years ago, the Mendocino Land Trust oversaw a project to remove the Parlin Creek dam in the Noyo River…

Pelican Bluffs

On Dec. 6, 2013, Mendocino Land Trust purchased a beautiful 73-acre property south of Point Arena from the California Institute of Environmental…

Pelican Bluffs Trail

In 2017 work began on building a new public trail at MLT’s Pelican Bluffs Preserve. Thanks to funding from the…

Peter Douglas Trail at Shady Dell

The Peter Douglas trail is located in an area known as "Shady Dell". Shady Dell is located just north of…

Point Arena-Stornetta Lands

The conservation of the Point Arena- Stornetta Lands is a great example of a partnership MLT was involved in. After…

Seaside Beach

Seaside Beach is located 10 miles north of Fort Bragg. The beach is easily accessed and a perfect place to…

Trout Unlimited Project at MLT’s Noyo River Redwoods

This project was completed by the fantastic Trout Unlimited's North North Coast Coho Project in 2020. This massive undertaking to restore…

Ukiah Valley Trail Connections

We are working with the Ukiah Valley Trail Group to pursue trail connections in the Ukiah area. Stay tuned for updates on…

Westport Headlands

In 1998, the Westport Village Society asked Mendocino Land Trust to assist in the protection of the eight-acre Westport headlands.…

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Conservation Easement:  Big River
Conservation Easement: Big River

Big River Conservation Easement: 142 acres on property owned by The Conservation Fund and monitered…

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Conservation Easement: Feliz Creek

Feliz Creek Conservation Easement: 320 acres near Yorkville. Conserved in 2005.

Conservation Easement: Gleason-Prescott
Conservation Easement: Gleason-Prescott

In 2012 the Mendocino Land Trust worked with a landowner near Willits to permanently protect…

Vineyard - looking down one of the rows
Conservation Easement: Gobbi Street

Gobbi Street: 53 acres near Ukiah conserved in 2013.

Conservation Easement: Linney/Dye
Conservation Easement: Linney/Dye

Linney/Dye: 72 acres outside Point Arena. Conserved in 2000.

Conservation Easement: Lovers Lane Vineyard
Conservation Easement: Lovers Lane Vineyard

133-acres of agricultural land in Ukiah will remain devoted to agriculture in perpetuity.

An old sheep barn between massive oak trees
Conservation Easement: McNab

McNab: 110 acres near Hopland, conserved in 1998

Conservation Easement: Otto Smith
Conservation Easement: Otto Smith

A conservation easement completed in 2017 protects 30 acres of forest near Leggett.

Conservation Easement: Phillips/Corning
Conservation Easement: Phillips/Corning

40 acres southwest of Hopland. Conserved in 1992.

Photo of oak woodlands across field, quality is terrible
Conservation Easement: Potter Valley DOT

Potter Valley DOT: 8 acres in eastern Mendocino County. Conserved as mitigation for a Dept.…

Conservation Easement: ruth weiss property
Conservation Easement: ruth weiss property

This 5 acre property on Albion ridge belonged to the famous Beat poet ruth weiss.…

Dirt road through forest
Conservation Easement: Salvation Army

Salvation Army: 112 acres conserved near Manchester in 2000.