Conservation easement protects more than 3,000 acres of redwood forest adjacent to Montgomery Woods State Natural Reserve
As part of a new initiative to protect redwood forests and enhance recreational opportunities at Montgomery Woods State Natural Reserve in Mendocino County, Save the Redwoods League has purchased Atkins Place, a 453-acre coast redwood forest adjacent to the reserve, and partnered with California State Parks on significant improvements to the park.
Protected: A remote redwood forest to buffer the ancient grove of Montgomery Woods. High on an overlook deep in Mendocino County, Atkins Place sits in a strategic location adjacent to the magical Montgomery Woods State Natural Reserve. The League acquired this land in August 2022, safeguarding it from future potential subdivision and development.
A pioneering organizer inspires her descendants to protect redwood forests. More than 100 years ago, Eureka’s Laura Perrott Mahan helped galvanize the movement to protect old-growth redwoods in danger of being clear-cut. In recent months, dozens of Mahan descendants and friends continued her legacy by supporting Save the Redwoods’ work to protect coast redwoods — raising funds to help the League purchase Atkins Place in Mendocino County.