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Save the Redwoods League secures opportunity to protect 3,862-acre Weger Ranch in Mendocino County through conservation easement

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Save the Redwoods League has secured an opportunity to purchase a conservation easement on the 3,862-acre Weger Ranch. Weger Ranch shares a 1.25-mile border with Montgomery Woods State Natural Reserve. This conservation easement will enable the League to buffer the old-growth redwoods in the park and expand redwood conservation in this vital corner of the coast redwood range.

woman walking along dirt road through redwoods forest on Weger Ranch

Weger Ranch

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Save the Redwoods League has secured an opportunity to purchase a conservation easement on the 3,862-acre Weger Ranch. The League must raise $1 million in private philanthropy in order to complete the purchase of the $14 million conservation easement and protect Weger Ranch in perpetuity.

Tc’ih-Léh-Dûñ (Fish Run Place)

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To ensure lasting protection and ongoing stewardship, the League donated and transferred the forest to the Sinkyone Council, and the Council granted the League a conservation easement. Through this partnership, the Sinkyone Council returns Indigenous presence to a land from which Sinkyone people were forcibly removed generations ago.

Woman walking among redwoods at Cathedral Grove at Mailliard Ranch

What do we mean by ‘landscape-scale’ forest protection?

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Landscape-scale conservation aims to ensure that the interests of different stakeholders are met, instead of focusing on a single use of the land. This type of conservation supports communities, the economy, as well as the wildlife and natural resources of an area.

Redwood forest covers the rolling landscape of Mailliard Ranch. Protecting the ranch will safeguard these precious forests, abundant plant and animal habitat, as well as clean air and water. Photo by John Birchard.

Milestones for Mailliard: League Set to Secure Most of Vast Ranch

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Thanks to our generous donors, California voters and the State of California Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB), Save the Redwoods League is set to complete the first phase of our Mailliard Ranch project, which protects three-quarters of this majestic property from development and subdivision. Protection of the ranch will secure the stability of the regional forest ecosystem.