Northwestern California’s public lands include some of the wildest and most spectacular landscapes in North America. Together, the complex of national forests, national, state, and county parks, lands managed by other federal and state agencies, and rivers protected under both state and federal Wild and Scenic Rivers Acts in this corner of California should offer significant protection to the region’s unique endowment of species and ecosystems. EPIC works to ensure that these lands are managed to maximize their benefits for conservation. Click here to read news and updates in EPIC’s Public Lands Archive.
Northwest California’s public lands include:
Four national forests, totalling some 5.4 million acres, managed by the U.S. Forest Service, an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture: the Six Rivers, Klamath, Shasta-Trinity, and Mendocino national forests.
Bureau of Land Management lands
King Range especially the smaller disjunct parcels across northwest California, California Coastal National Monument
National Wildlife Refuge lands managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge
National Park Service
Redwood National Park
Humboldt Redwoods State Park, Sinkiyone State Park, Richardson Grove State Park, Tolowa Dunes State Park
Clam Beach and Centerville Beach in Humboldt County
Jackson State Forest in Mendocino County, managed by CalFIRE