In the fall of 2015, The Trust for Public Land purchased the Preserve's 688 acres from the family that has owned the land for most of the 20th century.
In the past, this stunning coastal property was home to the family-run Wilcox Nursery. But after the nursery closed in 1972, would-be buyers eyed the site for development.
Ryan Creek is a tributary of the Humboldt Bay, a coastal lagoon on California's rugged North Coast. We are working with Green Diamond Resource Company to preserve 7,550 acres in this area as a community forest outside of Eureka.
The Trust for Public Land is working in partnership with city and county governments, timber companies, and land trusts to acquire properties and finance conservation easements in California's North Coast region.
Liberty Island, on the northwestern fringe of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, is one flooded tract whose flooding has yielded unexpected, and encouraging, results.
Once approved for 5,000 new homes, the Highlands property contributes to over 34,000 acres of protected, contiguous open space in the Yuba Foothills.
Once a pristine wetland, the Upper Devereux Slough was filled to create the Ocean Meadows golf course in 1965. Now it's on track to be restored to its natural splendor.
Established in 1956, Arcata's community forest is the oldest city-owned community forest west of the Rockies.
This recent addition to Gaviota State Park supports several species in multiple habitats that include grasslands, chaparral and coastal sage scrub, and is part of a larger effort to consolidate up to 10,000 contiguous acres of wildlands and open space.
At over four miles long, Coast Dairies is the most significant coastal addition to Northern California's State Parks in 3 decades.