Now Hiring: Land Steward

RCLC’s projects continue to expand -- our organization is looking to hire a Land Steward. If you know someone who might be well-suited for this job, please share this post with them! The Land Steward’s top-line priority is to protect, improve, and manage RCLC properties. This includes restoring native plant and wildlife habitats, and ensuring safe and enjoyable visitor experiences to RCLC’s publicly-accessible properties and trail easements. Mill Bend Preserve (MBP) will be the primary [...]

June 1, 2024|

Corps comes to town: Ukiah-based crew reducing fire fuels at Mill Bend

A group of 12 young adults and their supervisor recently made a trip from the Corps’ Ukiah center to Gualala for a week of spike-living at the Mill Bend Preserve, where the hard work and low pay were in abundance.

February 2, 2024|

Redwood Coast Land Conservancy to unveil plan for Mill Bend Preserve

The Redwood Coast Land Conservancy is excited to announce the unveiling of the Conservation Plan for Mill Bend Preserve, prepared by the environmental science and design consultant Prunuske Chatham, Inc, with funding provided by the Calif. State Coastal Conservancy.

September 8, 2022|

Redwood Coast Land Conservancy hires new executive director

Following an extensive executive director search, Redwood Coast Land Conservancy announced that Jim Elias would step into the role on September 6. Mr. Elias has devoted his professional life to leading nonprofit organizations dedicated to natural resource conservation and community development objectives.

September 8, 2022|

Gualala River Stream Team Stewardship Project

The Coastal Commission recently awarded a Whale Tail Grant to the CA Urban Streams Alliance – The Stream Team. The grant is to initiate a stewardship engagement and watershed monitoring effort for the impaired, lower reach of the Gualala River and estuary, a habitat for endangered species such as young Coho salmon and steelhead.

August 16, 2022|

Vehicle apparently damages Cooks Beach approach with repeated passes up and down stairs, over berm; 2nd incident this year

The recent storm is not the only thing causing damage to local beaches. According to Joel Chaban, secretary of Redwood Coast Land Conservancy, it appears a pickup truck drove up and down the bluff top steps used as an entrance to Cooks Beach in the last few days, causing damage to the steps.

October 29, 2021|

Mendocino Land Trust shares staff resources with RCLC

There is good news for the future of conservation along the Mendocino Coast. Thanks to a grant from the Community Foundation of Mendocino County, the Mendocino Land Trust and the Redwood Coast Land Conservancy will be teaming up to maximize use of their staffing to achieve conservation goals.

July 19, 2021|

New 113-acre preserve on Sonoma-Mendocino line aims to bolster Gualala River recovery

Standing above the Gualala River, his gaze toward the opposite bank and a sharp hairpin turn in the river known as Mill Bend, Dave Shpak recounted more than a century of environmental abuses there as somberly if they were still taking place. In a way, they are.

March 31, 2021|

Article about Mill Bend Campaign in the ICO…just $15K needed

The Redwood Coast Land Conservancy (RCLC) has announced that it is less than $15,000 away from reaching its challenging goal of raising $2.7 million to secure the magnificent Mill Bend site at the mouth of the Gualala River as a permanent, community-owned park.

August 28, 2020|

Mill Bend makes a splash on TV

Tune in to see our local Mill Bend gain some fame. NBC Bay Area’s “Open Road” program, starring Doug McConnell, filmed the estuary of Gualala River recently. He interviewed Redwood Coast Land Conservancy’s (RCLC) Mill Bend Project Manager Kathleen Chasey...

July 14, 2020|

Mill Bend attracts $1.3M in new conservation funds; $300K more needed to meet RCLC funding goal

The Redwood Coast Land Conservancy announced Tuesday it has won two new grants totaling $1.3 million for the Gualala River Mill Bend Conservation Project to create a park reserve for the community at the Gualala River estuary.

May 22, 2020|

California agencies partially fund Mill Bend purchase; more needed to complete project

The Redwood Coast Land Conservancy (RCLC) announced this week an award of $845,000 toward the purchase of the 113- acre Mill Bend property at the mouth of the Gualala River.

May 8, 2020|

Santa Rosa Press Democrat article: RCLC buys Mill Bend property

"A 112-acre swath of land just inside the mouth of the Gualala River, including 13 acres of river frontage adjacent to Gualala Point Regional Park, is on its way to permanent preservation for public recreation and habitat conservation."

November 4, 2019|

RCLC Allies With Other Groups Protecting Our Local Coastal Environment

This year RCLC has assisted the California Marine Protected Area Collaborative Implementation Project by participating in the Mendocino MPA Collaborative. RCLC stewards Hearn Gulch, which is adjacent to Saunders Reef MPA.

November 8, 2015|

Volunteers Turn Out for Coastal Cleanup Day

With support from the California Coastal Commission, Mendocino Land Trust, and several other organizations, RCLC organized volunteers to clean up three beaches in Southern Mendocino County as part of California Coastal Cleanup Day; Manchester State Beach, Schooner Gulch and Cooks Beach/Bonham Trail on September 19, 2015.

September 19, 2015|

Local Artist Bruce Jones Receives RCLC Environmental Award

Each year, RCLC presents an Environmental Award for a work entered in the Art In the Redwoods Festival that captures the beauty and spirit of our local natural environment. This summer the award was presented to Bruce Jones for his watercolor entitled "Dawn At The Beach."

August 20, 2015|

An Artistic Celebration of RCLC’s Public Access Art Exhibit – January 2015, Gualala Arts Center

RCLC's first art show, celebratingon Friday, January 9th. The reception was very well attended with over 100 guests enjoying great art in many media, great food and great company.

January 9, 2015|

Regional Groups Play Major Role in Stornetta Expansion of National Monument

National Monument status doesn't happen overnight. Land has to be identified and placed in conservation with the help of willing landowners; then someone has to request review for national monument status; then the Bureau of Land Management has to agree...

March 31, 2014|

RCLC Resumes Outreach to Local Landowners to Help Protect L ocal Endangered Species

In the second year of our project, Redwood Coast Land Conservancy [RCLC], the local land trust conserving the coast between the Navarro and Russian Rivers, is continuing outreach to landowners to identify and help preserve habitat for a local federally-listed endangered species, the Behren's Silverspot Butterfly.

December 31, 2012|

Historic Stewarts Point Ranch Purchased

Save the Redwoods League and The Pacific Forest Trust (PFT) have recently completed the purchase of Stewarts Point Ranch, an 871-acre coastal redwood property just to the south of The Sea Ranch.

January 13, 2012|

Community Recognizes Mary Sue Ittner for Her Work as Bluff Trail Project Manager

On May 31, RCLC members, friends and volunteers of the Gualala Bluff Trail gathered to recognize the accomplishmentsof the trail's longtime project manager, Mary Sue Ittner. Mary Sue has been involved from the very beginning in the planning, building, maintenance and stewardship of this Gualala landmark.

May 31, 2010|
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