Fort Ross


The lands of Metini-Fort Ross and Salt Point hold importance to many people over many generations, and Fort Ross Conservancy's role is to nurture, support, and grow these connections. We accomplish this through collaboration and partnership -- and through listening.  

Kashia Pomo and Alaska Natives Connecting at Fort RossConnections are strengthened when we host or support events such as Fort Ross Festival, Alaska Native Day, and the Kashia Big Time.

Connections are broadened when we support filmmakers such as Abamedia who are sharing stories of Metini-Fort Ross to international audiences.



Call House docentsWe also support a cadre of very talented local volunteers who care for and interpret the Call House Museum, and both maintain and demonstrate the workings of our replica windmill. Neither of these structures would come to life without our volunteers creating these connections. 







tours-2We help our visitors get a deeper sense of place by staffing knowledgable tour guides and interpreters at both Fort Ross and Salt. 

Native California Kashia must tell their own stories in their own voices at our parks, and we are seeking funding to hire a Kashia educator to work at Metini-Fort Ross.






Fort Ross LibraryOur physical library connects many academics to our site, and our digital library broadens that reach farther.  We collaborate with universities on research projects and grants, knowing that we must continually grow our knowledge and keep our hearts open to new interpretation of our parks' history. We also inspire newer generations to connect by creating internships for interested students.





Orchard Tour at Fort Ross State Park

Community Apple Picking at Fort Ross


We encourage caring and connection to the land by organizing volunteers to clear trails, tend the historic orchard, or survey for endangered species.





Volunteers working to turn the windmill at Fort Ross State Historic Park












Dedication to Fort Ross from J. Mitchell Johnson on Vimeo.