LNCT’s newest and largest acquisition to date: The Headwaters is a forested 111 acre parcel of ecological significance both for its large carbon fixing trees and for the tributaries that feed into the Neahkahnie Creek watershed below where countless hours of restoration work has been completed to improve fish habitat.
This acquisition was completed September 19, 2018 and made possible by the advocacy of LNCT Board Member Doug Firstbrook and donations from Seventeen Enterprises LLC and Pacific Land Conservation LLC, both of California. The donation included sufficient funds to cover the costs of reforestation of the approximately 30 acres that was logged in the summer of 2017 and contribute toward some of the future stewardships costs.
See the full announcement of the acquisition including a personal letter from Doug Firstbrook here. Photos below show the land and the biodiversity. The health of the tributaries on The Headwaters contributes directly to the health of the watershed below including Neahkahnie Creek where Coho Salmon can be seen spawning (see video below). This drainage can be traced through Neahkahnie Creek and down to Alder Creek Farm.