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California Coastal Trail

Discovering Russian History on the California Coast

"Many people don't know that Russians actually settled just two hours north of San Francisco," says Sarah Sweedler, president and CEO of the Fort Ross Conservancy, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the 200-year heritage of the southernmost North American Russian settlement and promoting U.S.-Russian dialogue. Decades after the Russians withdrew, Fort Ross was acquired by the state in 1906. Today, it offers interpretive and education activities about the natural and cultural history of the State Historic Park. A part of the California Coastal Trail runs along the Fort, which is an important link to its coastal neighbors, as Sweedler adds: "Fort Ross is an important stop along the trail but it is just one stop along a very beautiful and important ecosystem."

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California Coastal Trail

Crescent City Harbor Trail

Del Norte County is home to the cleanest river in the continental U.S., the Smith River.
Season 1 Episode 44
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California Coastal Trail

Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park

Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park hosts sea-side bluffs above ancient redwoods.
Season 1 Episode 43
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California Coastal Trail

Connecting Communities on the Humboldt Bay Trail

The Humboldt Bay Trail is a network of trails that will connect Humboldt's largest cities.
Season 1 Episode 42
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California Coastal Trail

Haul Road: MacKerricher State Park

The Fort Bragg Coastal Trail sees as many as 12,000 people per day on holiday weekends.
Season 1 Episode 41
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California Coastal Trail

Restoring Coastal Access at Noyo Headlands Park

In Fort Bragg, California, an industrial mill site closed off the coastline for 150 years.
Season 1 Episode 40
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California Coastal Trail

Pelican Bluffs and The Art of Trail Design

The Mendocino Land Trust has just completed the two-mile Pelican Bluffs Trail.
Season 1 Episode 39
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California Coastal Trail

The Sea Ranch: An Environmentally-Planned Community

The Sea Ranch is an environmentally-planned private community along the Sonoma Coast.
Season 1 Episode 38
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California Coastal Trail

Ownership of Tribal Land Restored at Kashia Coastal Reserve

In 2015, the Trust for Public land helped establish Kashia Coastal Reserve.
Season 1 Episode 37
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