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RCLC’s 2023 Community Report

Learn about RCLC’s recent successes, our plans for the future, and how you can help preserve the beautiful Mendonoma Coast.   RCLC is experiencing a growth spurt, despite its 30-year-old age. With Mill Bend Preserve secured in 2021, and the State Coastal...

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Gualala Cemetery unveiled

Once buried under heavy brush and fallen tree limbs, Gualala cemetery Mill Bend is being restored by volunteers from Redwood Coast Land Conservancy who are, in the process, unveiling the history of early settlers in Gualala.

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Plan for Mill Bend Preserve unveiled

November 1, 2022

At its Raising the Curtain event on September 17, the Redwood Coast Land Conservancy (RCLC) unveiled its comprehensive Mill Bend Preserve Conservation Plan designed to protect and restore the Mill Bend Preserve located just south of Gualala along the Gualala River.

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Redwood Coast Land Conservancy hires new executive director

September 8, 2022

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.

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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.

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Gualala Estuary: Is It Algae or Acquatic Vegetation?

Drought Changes in the Gualala River Estuary’s Summer Lagoon:
Native Aquatic Vegetation versus Algal Blooms. Read this virtual field trip with questions and answers by Peter Baye, Ph.D, Coastal Ecologist and Botanist of Friends of Gualala River.

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Mountain lion seen at Mill Bend

A mountain lion was sighted on Mill Bend the week of July 25, 2021. Hikers and visitors are advised to be alert when visiting areas where a big cat has been spotted. Do not run if you see one. Keep young children and pets close. These large predators are a normal...

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Mountain lion

Mendocino Land Trust shares staff resources with RCLC

Press Release: July 19, 2021

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.

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MLT and RCLC board members meet to tour Mill Bend

Hands-on volunteers drive land conservancy projects

President Tina Batt said many of the volunteers show up day after day and week after week to clear trails, remove invasive pampas grass, and maintain all the group’s coastal access projects, including the Gualala Bluff Trail, Cook’s Beach access trail, and Hearn Gulch.

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RCLC finalizes purchase of Mill Bend

The Redwood Coast Land Conservancy (RCLC) announced the close of escrow on the Mill Bend properties on Friday, January 29, completing the purchase of the 113-acre site at the mouth of the Gualala River.

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Mill Bend photo by Gail Jackson

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