DNATL Community

Known as "The Redwood Gate to the Golden State," Del Norte County has seen a new generation of leadership emerge that is using the future of the community's children as an effective rallying point across political, ethnic and tribal lines. Due to major changes in the timber industry in the 1960s, and the government reneging on its promise of replacement jobs, economic conditions by the end of the 20th Century were dire. In 1989, a maximum security prison opened creating some job growth, but not enough to mitigate the economic consequences of the timber industry decline.

Today, Del Norte has a high dependence on public sector employment which accounts for more than 45 percent of all jobs in the county - well above the statewide average of 15 percent. In addition, the fishing industry, tribal government and casinos are major employers in the county. Its unemployment rate of nearly 13 percent is above the statewide average, and one in four families lives below the Federal Poverty Level.

With a population of 29,500 and designated as a "frontier" region, Del Norte County has embarked on an economic development plan - in partnership with the Humboldt Area Foundation and Wild Rivers Community Foundation - which focuses on building local ideas, businesses, enterprise and micro-enterprise. Strengths within the region are many, including a robust health care delivery system which incorporates prevention and community health. In addition, there are strong tribal communities in Del Norte, with a Native American population at 6.6 percent - well above the statewide average.

With all indicators demonstrating a growing capacity to develop the local economy, and political leadership committed to issues related to children and youth, The California Endowment envisions Del Norte as a future model of a healthy rural community.

In addition to engaged and supportive local and statewide elected officials representing the region, there are number of grassroots advocacy organizations working to address the social, economic and health inequities that exist within this community. In addition, there are a number of culturally-sensitive community-based organizations serving the diverse communities within this region. Combined, these assets will be critical to transforming these neighborhoods into healthy communities.

The California Endowment recognizes both the needs and the potential of this region. Though the challenges may appear daunting, this community has a strong desire for change and The California Endowment is pleased to support their efforts.


As of the census of 2010, there were 28,610 people residing in our over 1,000 square mile county. Bellow are the people who represent our different communities. 

    Federal Recognized 

377 J Street. Crescent City, CA 95531
Phone: (707) 464-7483 | Fax: (707) 465-4405

County of Del Norte

981 H Street, Suite 200
Crescent City, CA 95531
Phone:  (707) 464-7204 | Fax (707) 464-1165

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District 4
Del Norte County

Crescent City Office

1080 Mason Mall, Suite 4
Crescent City, CA 95531
Phone: (707) 464-1255
Fax: (707) 464-1488

District 2
Humboldt County

District Address

50 D Street Suite 120-A
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
(707) 576-2771

District 1

710 E Street, Suite 150
Eureka, CA 95501
Tel: (707) 445-7014
Fax: (707) 445-6607

District 1

317 3rd Street, Suite 1
Eureka, CA 95501
Phone: (707) 269-9595
Fax: (707) 269-9598


231 Cannon Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-3311
Fax: (202) 225-4335

Tolowa Dee-ni' Nation

140 Rowdy Creek Road
Smith River, CA  95567
Phone: (707) 487-9255
Fax: (707) 487-0930

Elk Valley Rancheria

2332 Howland Hill Rd.
Crescent City, CA 95531
Phone: (707) 464-4680
Toll Free: 1-866-464-4680

Yurok Tribe

Klamath Office Administration

190 Klamath Blvd
Klamath, CA 95548
Phone: (707) 482-1350
Fax: (707) 482-1377

Weitchpec Office

Hwy 96
Weitchpec, CA 
Phone: (530) 625-4130 Fax: (530) 625-4148 

Eureka/Cutten Office

3969 Walnut Drive
Cutten, CA 95501 
Phone: (707) 444-0433
Fax: (707) 444-0104

Resighini Rancheria

P.O.Box 529
Klamath, CA 95548
Phone: (707) 482-2431
Fax: (707) 482-3425