Far Northern

The Far North region consists of Lake, Mendocino, Humboldt, Trinity, Siskiyou, Del Norte, and portions of Shasta, Siskiyou and Modoc counties, and includes over 5.6 million acres of some of California’s most spectacular public lands and waters that are vital to protecting the unique biodiversity and ecosystems found only here.


The region is also the traditional homeland of many Indigenous nations including the Miwok, Pomo, Yuki, Wailaki, Cahto, Sinkyone, Mattole, Nongatl, Wiyot, Pit River, Modoc, Lassik, Tsungwe, Wintu, Hoopa, Karuk, Shasta, Tolowa, and Yurok peoples, among others.

Sam Davidson, Trout Unlimited

Regional Lead

The crescent moon of northern California stretching from San Pablo Bay north through the Coast Ranges to the Oregon border, then extending across the Mt Shasta ecoregion to the Warner Mountains, offers some of the best wild country, wild rivers, and sources of clean drinking water left in this state. It’s also the last bastion for many listed or at-risk species of salmon, steelhead and other wildlife, and provides some of California’s best outdoor recreation opportunities. The biodiversity of this Far Northern region is extraordinary, as are its landscapes and indigenous cultures. There is a unique and widespread opportunity here for California to realize its commitment to protecting 30 percent of its lands and waters by the year 2030 – and to support the state’s climate resilience, equity, and tribal relations goals at the same time.”

Sam Davidson, Trout Unlimited