Mendocino Land Trust, with terrific community support, has protected several coastal lands from logging or development and placed them in the trust of California State Parks.
In the early 2000a Mendocino Land Trust spearheaded a partnership of 20 conservation groups, 12 state and federal agencies, 17 private foundations, more than 70 local businesses and 1,400 individual donors from 25 states and Canada. Together, these groups raised $25.7 million to purchase the property, preserving it from further commercial logging use and opening it to restoration. It is now a beautiful California State Park that is an essential contributor to our community’s soul and its economic life. Mendocino Land Trust continues to be involved with projects to restore fish habitat and old-growth forest conditions. This conservation effort continues as the Land Trust and stakeholder partners work to extend conservation and restoration to the entire Big River watershed.
Visit MLT’s trailguide to learn more about this area and options for recreation at Big River.