Point Arena-Stornetta Lands

The conservation of the Point Arena- Stornetta Lands is a great example of a partnership MLT was involved in. After years of work alongside partners including the Bureau of Land Management, The Trust for Public Land, ACORN Partners in Education, Conservation Lands Foundation, Point Arena Lighthouse and City of Point Arena, in 2014 the Point-Arena Stornetta Unit was declared a National Monument. This is the first mainland-based unit of the California Coastal National Monument (CCNM). Before this, the CCNM consisted of only the offshore rocks and islands off the California Coast.

This Unit offers gorgeous views to the north and south, great hiking paths, opportunities to see migrating whales, and an abundance of birds and other wildlife on and off shore. The Point Arena Lighthouse and Garcia River are northern neighbors. During the project MLT helped with fundraising efforts and worked with federal, state and local officials and many local and national community organizations to protect the Stornetta lands. This project was a win for the environment, and all involved – including community members and visitors to the Mendocino Coast.

For more information, please visit pointarenastornetta.org.

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