The Redwood Coast of southern Mendocino County and northern Sonoma County
is a place of exquisite beauty and natural solitude.
Green forests of pine, fir and redwood, revealed by the silent ebb and flow
of coastal fog, extend down to the vast Pacific Ocean. Wild rhododendrons,
azaleas and iris surprise and delight the observer with their colorful
displays. Rocky bluffs give way to the ocean's powerful surf. Spectacular
vistas of wind-swept meadows and tree-covered ridges greet the eye at
in this still sparsely developed region.
fleeting glimpse of a river otter or osprey,
the seasonal sighting of a newborn seal
or wintering Tundra Swan,
all reaffirm this land's natural heritage.
of the north coast -- the Navarro, Garcia, Gualala and
Russian -- grace this magnificent landscape.
ribbons of smaller streams and creeks tumble down the hillsides. These
riparian corridors, home to the endangered Coho salmon and Steelhead
trout, provide that most precious resource of all, water.
This land contains some of the rarest and most varied habitats found on earth. It is part of the California Floristic Province, named by scientists as one of earth's 25 conservation "hot spots."
This designation is due to the rich diversity of species and habitat
and the multitude of environmental threats such as harmful water
projects, abusive recreational activities, biological invasions,
habitat conversions, and unsustainable natural resource harvests.
Preservation of the wonderfully diverse values of this place will not be easy for, as John Muir has said,
- When one tugs at a single thing in nature,
he finds it attached to the rest of the world.
The Redwood Coast Land Conservancy is dedicated to finding the means to
protect the irreplaceable values of this magnificent coastal area.
We invite your support and participation.
Visit our Coastal Access Projects
Redwood Coast Land Conservancy
P.O. Box 1511
Gualala, CA 95445
Phone: (707) 884-4426