The Northcoast Regional Land Trust (NRLT) was formed in 2000 by a diverse group of people with backgrounds in land use planning, ranching , farming, fisheries, forestry and others concerned with protecting the North Coast’s environment and quality of life.  Congestion in other urban areas of California has contributed to a steep climb in the real estate value of agricultural lands and other natural areas, catalyzing their conversion to residential development.  The NRLT works with conservationists, ranchers, farmers, timberland managers, natural resource scientists, environmental advocates,