Enjoy Your Stay Sustainably

Fort Bragg never ceases to amaze the senses with the splendors of nature. And yet, making sure that all the incredible natural awesomeness stays awesome takes a little help from everyone. We encourage all of our valued visitors to tread lightly, leave no trace, and to be especially mindful of our delicate ecosystem, especially related to our limited water supply and fire danger. Here are a few tips to enjoy Fort Bragg sustainably.

Plan and Prepare

Before you visit, check the weather for high fire risk, and potential restrictions on water use. Also, be sure to pack plenty of reusables, from water bottles to plates and utensils.

Dispose of Waste Properly

In town, in the woods or at the beaches, please make sure your garbage ends up in the proper trash or recycling bin. And if a can is full, find another. If not, ravens scatter trash that ends up in the waterways and ocean. Speaking of…be sure to cut mask strings and 6-pack rings to protect wildlife. 

Conserve Water

All of Mendocino County is currently in a state of drought emergency. You can help by limiting water use and asking that towels and sheets in hotels not be changed every day.

Be Fire Mindful

Destructive wildfires have become increasingly frequent throughout California. Many are started accidentally by people, so please obey current burn restrictions and be careful with any open flame.

Leave What You Find

As tempting as it may be to bring a piece of Fort Bragg home, it’s simply not fair to future visitors. Keep the glass on Glass Beach and don’t remove native flora and fauna.

Respect Wildlife

Give a wide berth to seals and sea lions and, cute as they are, don’t feed wild animals like ground squirrels and ravens. Also, please stay on designated walkway to avoid trampling plants and disrupting natural habitat.

Support B Corporations

Fort Bragg is home to several Certified B Corporations. Harvest Market, Thanksgiving Coffee, North Coast Brewing Co. and others meet B Corps high standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose.