The majority of our California Timberlands are closed to the general public. On these closed lands, only current and former Green Diamond employees and permitted organizations may access lands for recreational uses. Community organizations, school groups and members of the public may inquire to schedule hosted field tours.
There are currently two recreation opportunities on our California Timberlands that offer permitted recreational access for the general public.
- Willits Woods - The Willits Woods Permit Program is located on a 19,000-acre property that is located 6.5 miles west along State Highway 20 from the town of Willits, California. It comprises both forested and woodland prairie habitats and contains a wide range of wildlife species. The land is a sustainably managed working forest where harvesting and reforestation activity will be regularly occuring. This program offers several different recreational permits to enter and enjoy hiking, biking, exploring, non-commercial berry and mushroom picking, ATV riding and other outdoor activities. It offers individual and family permits with both motorized and non-motorized access options. A limited number of hunting permits are also available. For more information on specific permit availability, pricing, rules, and regulations, please visit the "My Outdoor Agent” online sales platform.1
- Camp Bauer, our picnic grounds located in Korbel, California, is available for lease to the public by reservation only. This facility includes an outdoor kitchen pavilion with electricity and non-potable water, restrooms, picnic tables, BBQ pit, horseshoe pit, and baseball field. To learn more about this facility, please call (707) 668-4400.
Conservation Plans and Permits
The North Coast of California is home to many unique species and habitats. For decades, we have initiated programs to research and protect the region’s biodiversity. In 1992, we signed the first-ever habitat conservation plan (HCP) on private timberlands to protect the northern spotted owl. In 2007, we established an aquatic habitat conservation plan (AHCP) to protect several fish and amphibian species. In 2018, we entered into a Safe Harbor Agreement with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife for the conservation and recovery of the Humboldt marten, and in 2019, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service approved our Forest HCP.