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.
- January 5, 2022 — Save the Redwoods League Buys Lost Coast Redwoods, the Longest Stretch of Privately Owned Shoreline in the Coast Redwood Range
- December 9, 2021 — Save the Redwoods League Secures Unique Opportunity to Protect More than 3,100 Acres of Threatened Coast Redwoods, 5 Miles of Northern California Coastline
Sunset Magazine: California’s Protected Coast: A Gateway to the Redwoods Is Now Preserved
NTD News: Group Aims to Buy Threatened Coastal Redwoods
LA Times: Conservation group bids to save redwoods on Northern California’s Lost Coast
KTVU: California’s Lost Coast redwoods could be saved from logging
SF Gate: Scenic stretch of Lost Coast redwoods to be spared the ax
LA Times: California, it’s time for some trash talk on food waste
The Independent: Once-logged coastal land set to be sold to save redwoods
The Mercury News: Once-logged Northern California coastal land set to be sold to save redwoods
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
The Mercury News: Five miles of stunning Northern California coastline preserved in landmark redwoods deal
Ways to get involved
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