Northcoast Regional Land Trust

NRLT is a regional organization with a large, tri-county area of interest - Humboldt, Del Norte and Trinity Counties - which together make up nearly five million acres of land. 

Of these three counties a respective 50%, 75%, and 90% of the resource land bases are publicly owned.  Presently there are six community-focused land trusts operating within limited geographic areas in the region, but more than 90% of the private regional landscape and most of the towns and communities are not served by these organizations.

Although countywide land trusts, quasi-governmental open-space districts and county agencies provide open space protection services in other areas of California, the North Coast previously lacked regional communication, collaboration and options for land trust services in our region. NRLT was established to fill this void and create a central organization representing our regional interests and efforts at the state and national levels.

The Northcoast Regional Land Trust is dedicated to the protection and economic viability of working landscapes, farms, forests and grazing lands, and to the preservation and protection of land for its natural, educational, scenic and historic values.

We work with landowners on a voluntary basis to promote stewardship of Northern California’s healthy and productive resource base, natural systems and quality of life.

The Northcoast Regional Land Trust offers consultation services and workshops to help landowners evaluate the resources available to conserve their land. Advice is tailored to landowner needs and can include conservation planning, fundraising, and networking with professional and public support agencies.

The Land Trust has worked with many landowners throughout the region to draft conservation plans to permanently protect the natural beauty, cultural resources, and biodiversity of their properties. Property owners willing to donate a conservation easement to insure that their land will remain as wild and scenic as possible in perpetuity should contact NRLT to explore their options.
Fee-simple acquisitions typically involve a land trust or public agency purchasing title to a property with conservation values. Landowners often use this method of land protection because they receive income from the sale and are assured that their land will be protected for long-term public benefit.
As a nonprofit land trust, we are a legal entity to hold conservation easements, accept gifts of land and tax-deductible donations. We also provide stewardship for already protected areas.

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Contact Northcoast Regional Land Trust

Lindsay Magnuson
Executive Director
901 Samoa Blvd
P.O. Box 398
Bayside, California  95524
Phone: 707.822.2242
Fax: 707.822.5210


Service Area

Statewide service provider in:
  • California

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