The Pacific Ocean
occupies 1/3 of the Earth's surface. The Lost Coast is undeveloped without coastal freeways and few paved roads; here the mountains and their wildlife truly meet the sea.
have important carbon sequestering grasses and forbs and provide habitat for prey species essential for predators.
Mixed Hardwoods Forest
with deciduous and evergreen trees, shrubs and brush, provide diverse habitats niches for a wide array of creatures and soil-development organisms.
The Lost Coast has the ability to sequester more carbon than most any other forest on earth. This is due to the remaining stands of old growth trees, their proximity to the Pacific Ocean, and the fog that links the two together. Saving these few remaining trees is of the utmost importance.