Trail Keepers Program

Join Our Most Steadfast Supporters Ensuring Access!

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You can join them! Read on to learn more, and click here to apply!

“Sonoma Clean Power is proud to partner with the Mendocino Land Trust as a Trail Keeper. As agencies with similar missions, we know that protecting the natural beauty of local landscapes for residents and visitors of the Mendocino coastal region is better done together.” 
Sonoma Clean Power

Local businesses become Trail Keepers for many reasons, but it always comes down to wanting to help us protect this beautiful land. Take it from our friends at Visit Mendocino County, Trail Keeper for both Navarro Point and Old Smith Ranch:

“The number one reason visitors come to Mendocino County is because of the natural beauty. Maintaining our stunning landscape wouldn’t be possible without the stewardship, conservation and leadership of Mendocino Land Trust. Not only do your efforts benefit the tourism sector, residents also enjoy the forests, beaches, and pristine pathways, thanks to MLT. Supporting Mendocino Land Trust is good for our county, our residents and our visitors, and that’s why Visit Mendocino has been a longtime sponsor of Mendocino Land Trust.”
Visit Mendocino County

We invite you to take an active role in helping steward the trails and wild areas that delight both our local community and visitors to our area. We are seeking Trail Keeper sponsors to help support our trails all over Mendocino County. Sponsors are recognized on signs at MLT trailheads and their logo and links are included on our website. We also recognize Trail Keeper sponsors in the “MLT Monthly” newsletter at least twice a year – this is emailed to about 2,200 subscribers. When you become a Trail Keeper we deliver you trail guide cards that are annotated to highlight your sponsorship.

This is a great way for businesses to show their commitment to conservation and public access in Mendocino County. Trail Keepers make a yearly tax-deductible donation to the Mendocino Land Trust. Your sponsorship helps connect you to engaged community members who care about preserving the beauty of the Mendocino region and ensuring all can access and enjoy these places.

“We’re grateful to Mendocino Land Trust for the opportunity to experience the diverse wildlife in the Ten Mile estuary by way of the Old Smith Ranch Preserve. As business owners who also offer coastal access to the public, we join the MLT in celebrating our amazing North Coast. We’re just a few more miles up Highway 1 and encourage locals to visit from noon to 5 p.m. Thursday through Sunday.”
Sally OttosonPacific Star Winery

To become a Trail Keeper, mail in the attached form with your deductible donation. Sponsorships are first come, first served. If your first-choice location does not have sponsorships remaining when we receive your form, we will work with you to choose another site for sponsorship recognition.

“We support Mendocino Land Trust because we believe land conservation is vital to achieving California’s climate goals, and because we are fierce believers that all people should have access to wild places to recreate outdoors, reconnect with nature, and develop an appreciation for the environment. The good folks at MLT are doing this work everyday, and it’s up to everyone who benefits from it to support the organization in the ways they are able.”
Mischa Hedges, TrimTab Media

Please join the trail keepers program! click here to apply!

For more information, please call our office at (707) 962-0470 or email

“The Beachcomber Hotel Group proudly supports conservation and public access efforts in Mendocino County because we want visitors to enjoy safe, responsible access to our amazing destination. Together, we can work to ensure our trails remain beautifully protected so future generations can witness the wonders of this community.”
John Glidewell, Beachcomber Hotel Group

Trail Keepers 2024

Old Smith Ranch Trail – 2024 Sponsors

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Belinda Point Trail – 2024 Sponsors

Navarro Point Trail – 2024 Sponsors

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Pelican Bluffs Trail – 2024 Sponsors