Protecting public access while conserving the lands you love…
- TCLT owns and manages 11 properties and holds 15 conservation easements working with private property owners to protect the resources values and public access.
- Properties and conservation easements include some of the most scenic and prized beaches including Baker Beach, Houda Point, Luffenholtz Beach and Moonstone Beach.
- TCLT partners with the Bureau of Land Management and other local agencies, organizations and businesses to promote and protect the Trinidad Gateway of the California Coastal National Monument
- The Community Science Seabird Monitoring program monitors and collects data on nesting seabirds, helping managers ensure the health of seabird populations.
- We are working on developing the Little River Trail, an important link in the California Coastal Trail, and working to protect Strawberry Rock Redwood Trail access.
Engaging education programs…
- Monthly guided walks led by trained volunteer ambassadors introduce community members and visitors to natural history topics including geology, seabirds, plant identification, lichens and intertidal life.
- Volunteer Training Programs help community members become involved as hike leaders, community scientists, land stewards and gallery hosts.
- School education programs provide an opportunity for inland students to explore and learn about the coast.
Involving the community…
- TCLT Board and volunteers are made up of community members that believe in providing land owners a local alternative to protecting land for public benefit.
- TCLT engages the public in regular restoration and trail work days to maintain safe public access trails, remove invasive species and monitoring properties to ensure the conservation values are maintained.
- The Saunders Park property is owned by TCLT and home to the Trinidad Library, Museum, city park, native plant garden and the Simmons Art Gallery, which also serves as the TCLT office. The Simmons Gallery hosts local artists whose art highlight the scenic beauty of our coast.
- The Protection in Perpetuity Land Stewardship Fund has been established at the Humboldt Area Foundation as a way for private citizens to help support the on-going protection and maintenance of TCLT properties in perpetuity.
- Community members can keep informed by signing up for our mailing list through trinididcoastallandtrust.org or liking us on facebook.
The Trinidad Coastal Land Trust is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit. Donations are tax-deductible