Conserving heritage and habitat in Humboldt County.
In 2019, the California Rangeland Trust worked with the Marshall family to conserve the 2,942-acre Marshall Ranch in Humboldt County. The ranch has been in the Marshall family since 1880 and has been sustainably managed for livestock and timber production. Today, the ranch is leased out to an organic grass-fed beef operation.
The Marshall Ranch consists of grasslands and oak woodlands that provide habitat for federally threatened salmon species and Northern Spotted Owl that call the ranch home. The South Fork of the Eel River watershed also runs through the ranch. By conserving the Marshall’s property, this critical riparian corridor will remain accessible for wildlife and the water quality and supply will also remain protected in perpetuity.