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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…

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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…

Hills and sky with nice clouds
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.