- Mailliard Ranch is a 14,838-acre property located in southern Mendocino.
- It is within the ancestral lands of the Central Pomo Tribes.
- It has been owned by the Mailliard family since 1925.
- The land contains nearly 1,000 acres of reserves, including old-growth coast redwoods, mature mixed-conifer forest, the Garcia and Navarro River headwaters, and 28 miles of priority anadromous streams (streams in which fish such as salmon migrate upriver from the sea to spawn).
- The property has two old-growth redwood groves, Cathedral Grove and Armstrong Grove.
- The entire property has 12,870 acres of forest.
The property ensures watershed health and habitat connectivity throughout 82,000 acres of contiguous protected lands.
- The conservation easement protects 1,831 acres of the Garcia watershed and 1,710 acres of the Navarro watershed and will improve wildlife habitat and water quality in these watersheds.
- The easements will reduce by 50 percent the amount of timber that can be cut under the California Forest protection rules—and, by consequence, increase by that same factor the amount of carbon that will be stored by the forest.
About the flora and fauna:
- Snow Mountain wildlife corridor runs through the east ranch. The corridor contains 12 plant species of special concern and 8 animal species of special concern. 7 percent is in US Fish and Wildlife Service-designated Critical Habitat for federally listed species.
The habitat can support species such as:
- Golden eagle
- Black-tailed deer
- Northern spotted owl
- Coho salmon
- Steelhead trout
- Townsend’s big-eared bats
- There are at least 159 native plant species on the property.
The purchase price for the conservation easements is $24.7 million.
- The Mailliard family has contributed a land value donation of $6.5 million.
- The Mailliard Ranch project nearly doubles the amount of land that Save the Redwoods League has protected in Mendocino County to 34,037 acres.