The Big Bend Community Land Trust (BBCLT) is a land-based non-profit organization located in Madesi Territory, in the rural Hill Country of Shasta County. Located on a beautiful 33 acre farm in downtown Big Bend, the land trust offers a growing variety of different opportunities to uplift the population and prevent and reverse community deterioration. We steward this land on behalf of the residents and the healthy ecosystem, in the form of a public charity. The organization is focused on addressing the social, economic, educational, and agricultural needs of our community. A volunteer-based organization, the BBCLT is working to help meet the needs of all residents, while being responsible land stewards of the farm.  We are finding ways to support the needs and dreams of our community, as new projects grow and blossom into thriving institutions. The BBCLT is working on our goal to create a model for community revitalization that can be replicated in other rural towns across the nation.

The Big Bend Community Land Trust is administered by the Board of Directors and run nearly entirely by Local Volunteers.

Ways the BBCLT helps our local community:

  1. Creative Poverty Relief

  2. Local Employment Opportunities

  3. Stewardship and Preservation of Local Land

  4. Educational Opportunities

  5. Helping provide material needs

  6. Creating creative outlets

  7. Bringing neighbors together through a variety of projects and events

Currently the BBCLT is focused on two major project branches: The Co-Op and The Hub. Please follow the links for more detailed information. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact us. If you are interested in financial contributions, click here.