About Us

The Northern Region Council (NRC) of land trusts encompasses Del Norte, Siskiyou, Humboldt, Mendocino, Sonoma, Lake and Trinity Counties, covering approximately 10.4 million acres; eight river basins that flow to the Pacific Ocean; the Cascade, Klamath and Coast Ranges; and habitats ranging from coastal dune systems, redwood forests to ponderosa pine, oak woodlands, chaparral, annual grasslands, alpine forests, dormant volcanoes, and glaciers. The region's boundaries were designated by the California Council of Land Trusts.

cows in a meadow

Our Values

Values that guide the work of the Council include the survival and diversity of species, the resilience and vitality of communities, and the sustainability of working lands. The top conservation priorities of member organizations include:


By working together, the NRC envisions expanded opportunities for regional land conservation by developing: