Conservation Easement: Eel River / Lake Pilsbury

In June 2022 Mendocino Land Trust closed on our largest conservation easement to date. MLT has taken on responsibility for ensuring the perpetual conservation of 5,620 acres of lands in the Eel River watershed, including the land around Lake Pillsbury. This rich wildlife area is home to a great diversity of species including large herds of tule elk. It will now be protected from further development and habitat degradation. MLT staff will regularly monitor the conservation easement to make certain that present and future landowners honor the commitments made to protect this important property. 

With the addition of these lands, the total acreage MLT has helped protect since 1976 is nearly 25,000 acres! That’s a whole lot of land.

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