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Shasta Land Trust

Shasta Land Trust conserves extensive range land and vernal pools. – Anne Murphy

Shasta Land Trust is a local non-profit organization dedicated to conserving the beauty, character, and diversity of significant lands in far northern California. The Land Trust works with willing landowners, local communities, and conservation organizations to achieve meaningful and lasting protection of open space, wildlife habitat, scenic views, recreation, and working agricultural lands. We’ve conserved 15 properties, totaling 23,947 acres throughout the region.

Working Agricultural Lands

  • Shasta Land Trust works with willing landowners to protect land for its continued agricultural use and also for an increased quality of life for everyone in the region. Conservation easements preserve important ranch land and support local foods, maintain the character
    of our rural community, and assure that ranching continues into the future.

Water & Wildlife Habitat

  • Shasta Land Trust actively protects land within two special focus areas, the Cow Creek Watershed and the Fall River Valley, both of which contain high quality lands, extensive wildlife habitat, and clear, clean water.

Public Access & Recreation

  • The Shasta Land Trust acquired the 80-mile Great Shasta Rail Trail, extending from Burney to McCloud, on behalf of its project partners to establish a public trail for hiking, biking, and horseback riding. The Land Trust was chosen by the Pacific Forest and Watershed Lands Stewardship Council and PG&E as the trusted partner to permanently protect 33,000 acres of spectacular natural places and riparian corridors in our region. All of this acreage will have public access and opportunities for people to visit, hike, and relax.

  • *Connecting People and Places**

  • In its conservation work, the Land Trust strives to connect people to the amazing places and resources of far northern California. Through its popular Wildways event series, the Land Trust provides unique and fun opportunities to experience the region. Hosted by volunteers, all proceeds from Wildways support the Land Trust's mission to conserve local land.


Shasta Land Trust has protected over 22,000 acres of valuable ranch land and wildlife habitat in Shasta County with permanent conservation easements and has assisted its conservation partners with 2,000 additional acres of recreation and open space.

Shasta Land Trust is an accredited land trust through the Land Trust Accreditation Commission.

How to Support

Shasta Land Trust is supported by generous landowners, donors, and volunteers. Donations from supporters directly support locally-led and locally-based conservation in the region. For more information on ways to give, including monthly giving options, please visit

Ticket proceeds from Shasta Land Trust's Wildways series of events also directly support on-the-ground conservation.