National Conservation Areas


National Conservation Areas (NCAs) are designated by Congress to conserve, protect, enhance, and manage public land areas for the benefit and enjoyment of present and future generations.  NCAs feature exceptional natural, recreational, cultural, wildlife, aquatic, archaeological, paleontological, historical, educational, and/or scientific resources.

National Conservation Areas are a component of National Conservation Lands.


Mountains thrust straight out of the surf on the California coastline. 

King Range

The King Range National Conservation Area is a 60,000-acre area that includes 35 miles of remote coastline known as California's Lost Coast.  The mountains are a mix of Douglas-fir forest, chaparral and grassland, providing habitat for blacktailed deer, elk, black bear and nearly 300 species of native and migratory birds.