Siskiyou Land Conservancy is a small but effective non-profit organization in Northern California dedicated to protecting biological diversity and promoting sustainable living. Our work covers five counties containing key habitat for many endangered species:



Del Norte



Our projects are many. Siskiyou Land Conservancy currently owns two parcels. Our Eel River property protects 160 acres and nearly one mile of critical spawning habitat for Endangered Coho salmon. The other parcel, 80 acres on the Smith River, protects rare plant habitat. We also hold three conservation easements. One of the easements protects 148 acres on the South Fork Smith River, another protects 163 acres in western Mendocino County, and the third protects 73 acres in Southern Humboldt County. We are currently involved in restoration projects on two of these properties. (See projects for more information.)

Siskiyou Land Conservancy is also dedicated to protecting fish habitat throughout Northern California, particularly on the Klamath and Smith Rivers. In addition, our Sustainable Communities Program assists North Coast residents who want information and resources for living lighter on the planet.

Here’s how to contact or donate to Siskiyou Land Conservancy:

P.O. Box 4209

Arcata, CA 95518


Donations are tax-deductible. For credit card donations call the number above.

4 Responses

  1. Mr. King,
    I was very excited to hear your radio interview yesterday and thought I should get in touch.

    As the Coordinator of the Pacific Coast Joint Venture (California), I’m always keen to hear more about land conservation efforts in our region.

    We are a public/private partnership involving state and federal agencies, non-profits, local tribal organizations, industry as well as individuals (see our website). Our focus is the conservation of upland and wetland bird habitat, but many of our partners are involved in projects protecting anadromous fish habitat as well.

    We’d be very interested in hearing about your conservation efforts. Would you or your colleagues be available to give a talk at one of our meetings?

    Our meetings are also great opportunities to find funding partners and funding opportunities.

    Best wishes,

    Sharon Kahara
    HSU Department of Wildlife
    PCJV California Coordinator

  2. I live in Curry county in Oregon. I would like to ask you if you are seeing problems with the disappearance of insects & spiders near your lily fields?
    For two years, the lily farmer across from me grew a hay crop but now he’s preparing for a lily planting & this year I have NOT seen insects on my flowers or spiders in the grass or on my eves.

    Some of the new poisons are much more deadlier than the earlier ones they used & we cannot afford to lose our Bumble bees or honey bees and the many other insects essential this time of year for our breeding birds.
    How is the insect & spider population in your area near the lily fields?
    Does anyone know what poisons the lily farmers are using this season?

    • These are very appropriate questions. Fumigants used on Easter lily fields — such as metam sodium and 1,3-dichloropropene — are basically designed to kill everything in an around the soil. There are also some neonicotinoids used on lily fields, which scientists now conclude are, possibly along with other pesticides, decimating bee populations. We’re not sure how much tracking of pesticide use is allowed in Oregon, but it’s worth finding out what is being used on the fields next to you.

  3. Thank you so much for your very FAST response!

    I have been hearing about the contamination trouble on the Smith river.
    Isn’t there ANY WATERWAY left not poisoned by us?

    I have been signing every anti pesticide petition out there, I have written to my congressman about the missing insects, bees & spiders & that I suspect it’s the lily farmer that’s responsible.

    Neonicotinoids have been proven to be deadly to bees, this poison must be BANNED NOW, round up is tied to CANCER & now they are cooking up GMO’s to be resistant to 24T & agent orange herbicides so even MORE herbicide can saturate our food.

    I oppose any GMO that is herbicide resistant or has GMO insect poison inside the plant, I don’t feel the need, yet, to oppose GMO’s who’s purpose is to extend shelf life, make it taste better, grow faster or more salt resistant etc.

    Have you heard anything about the status of the insects, bees & spiders near your lily fields?

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