Nearly 1,000 acres of private land have been transferred to the Mendocino National Forest for public use. Nestled between the Sanhedrin Wilderness and Eel River, the wooded Northern California region is home to spotted owls, martens, mountain lions and deer, as well as the 'critically imperiled' Anthony Peak lupine which only blooms in the Mendocino National Forest. The Wilderness Land Trust bought the Thomas Creek property in 2022 from Wes Boyd, the Bay Area software engineer who co-founded the petition site "The Thomas Creek project meets the mark for all the benefits of designating public lands — it's going to protect critical habitat and treasured species, support biodiversity, and get us closer to our conservation and climate goals," said Rep. Jared Huffman, who represents Mendocino County in Congress.

Read Full Story