Local Organizations

Mattole Restoration Council

The objectives and purpose of the Mattole Restoration Council are the restoration of natural systems in the Mattole River Watershed and their maintenance at sustainable levels of health and productivity, especially in regards to forests, fisheries, soil, and other plant and animal communities.

The Mattole watershed encompasses 304 square miles within the northern California Coast Mountains, some of the most rugged and geologically active land in California. The Mattole River flows completely un-dammed for 62 miles fed by over 74 tributary streams, from northern Mendocino County to its mouth at the Pacific Ocean, 10 miles south of Cape Mendocino.


Sanctuary Forest

Sanctuary Forest is a non-profit land and water trust whose mission is to conserve the Mattole River watershed and surrounding areas for wildlife habitat and aesthetic, spiritual and intrinsic values, in cooperation with our diverse community. We are located in the beautiful Whitethorn Valley in northwestern California.

Sanctuary Forest is a land and water trust whose mission is to conserve the Mattole River watershed and surrounding areas for wildlife habitat and aesthetic, spiritual and intrinsic values, in cooperation with our diverse community.


Mattole Salmon Group

The Mattole Salmon Group (MSG) is a community based non-profit organization that has been working in the Mattole River watershed for thirty years to restore salmon populations to self-sustaining levels. Our projects focus on direct restoration using a variety of techniques. Project areas include Coho Recovery Rearing, Habitat Restoration, Salmon and Habitat Monitoring, as well as Education and Outreach.

Summer Adventure Camp

Summer Adventure Camp is a day camp where we bring children outside to experience nature. From tide pools to creeks and ridge tops to meadows, every day sees a new adventure Learn More >>

Wild and Scenic Film Festival

Lost Coast Interpretation Association is proud to host this year’s Wild and Scenic Film Festival at the Redwood Playhouse in Garberville. Learn More >>
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