Lost Coast Redwoods

Protecting 5 miles of the California coast and more than 2,250 acres of industrial coast redwood forest

Encompassing 5 miles of rugged, undeveloped California coast in northern Mendocino County, the 3,181-acre (about 5 square miles) Lost Coast Redwoods property is a landscape of great cultural and ecological significance. This extraordinary place is at a convergence of the traditional territories of the Sinkyone, Cahto, and Coast Yuki peoples. With more than 2,250 acres (about 3.5 square miles) of second-growth redwood forest and large old-growth trees scattered throughout, this property has been managed for commercial timber production since the 1880s. Now this forest will be set on a new path to become an old-growth forest of the future and potentially an iconic coastal redwood destination for all people.

Save the Redwoods League acquired Lost Coast Redwoods property for $36.9 million in December 2021. The land is protected from excessive timber harvesting, subdivision, and development. The League continues fundraising, seeking public and private funding to repay the loans and support the permanent protection, restoration and stewardship of the property. Leading that effort is a new challenge grant from The Goodman Family Foundation, a supporting foundation of the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund, that will match new donations dollar-for-dollar up to $1 million through March 31.

The League will work to restore the land’s natural resilience and is committed to exploring opportunities for cultural stewardship and public access, consistent with our goals to protect key species, habitats, and biocultural values.

Read more at the links below to learn about this landscape-scale project that helps fulfill our vision to protect and restore redwood forests and connect all people to the redwoods.


For media inquiries, contact Robin Carr at (415) 766-0927 or [email protected].
To access hi-res images, b-roll or drone footage of the Lost Coast Redwoods, please visit our media resources.


Sunset Magazine: California’s Protected Coast: A Gateway to the Redwoods Is Now Preserved
January 2022

NTD News: Group Aims to Buy Threatened Coastal Redwoods
December 2021

LA Times: Conservation group bids to save redwoods on Northern California’s Lost Coast
December 2021

SF Chronicle: Northern California redwood forest could be rescued from timber production, but preservation group needs to find $37 million before the end of the year
December 2021

KTVU: California’s Lost Coast redwoods could be saved from logging
December 2021

LA Times: California, it’s time for some trash talk on food waste
December 2021

The Independent: Once-logged coastal land set to be sold to save redwoods
December 2021

SF Gate: Five miles of Northern California coastline to be bought by San Francisco environmental group for $36.9 million
December 2021

The Mercury News: Once-logged Northern California coastal land set to be sold to save redwoods
December 2021

The East Bay Times: Five miles of stunning Northern California coastline preserved in landmark redwoods deal; $36.9 million purchase is largest land conservation deal on Northern California coast since 1998
December 2021

The Mercury News: Five miles of stunning Northern California coastline preserved in landmark redwoods deal
December 2021

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