Siskiyou Land Conservancy
Protecting California’s Wild North Coast and Rivers Since 2004


Working alongside our landowner partners, from 2017-19 Siskiyou Land Conservancy will manage a three-year, $207,000 restoration grant from the U.S. Natural Resource Conservation Service to restore forest health, and replace failing culverts with a bridge, on the 148-acre South Fork Smith River Property that SLC protects with a conservation easement. Although SLC does not receive Read more

To describe an estuary as “most important” belies the crucial and interrelated habitat characteristics of estuaries up and down the West Coast. That said, with salmonid populations plummeting from Seattle to San Diego, the Smith River estuary stands alone as the terminus of a mostly wild and completely undammed coastal river. If endangered coho salmon Read more

Public Lands Program Orleans Community Fuels Reduction Project Siskiyou Land Conservancy has partnered with other North Coast conservation groups to shape policy and projects on public lands. A success occurred with the Orleans Community Fuels Reduction Project, on the Klamath River in Humboldt County. Over nearly four years SLC worked to transform this project from an Read more

Sustainable Communities Program Siskiyou Land Conservancy’s Sustainable Communities Program is intended to complement our efforts to protect privately held parcels containing rare and unique habitat values. That is, while protection of habitat is important unto itself, reducing human consumption of vital natural resources greatly increases the effectiveness of such wildland protection. Influencing local planning efforts Read more