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Sonoma Land Trust attains national accreditation

Your land trust is celebrating the fact that our application for accreditation has been approved by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission. Sonoma Land Trust is now one of only 207 land trusts across the country to have been awarded accreditation since the first land trusts were accredited in 2008. Read more

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Being an accredited land trust allows Sonoma Land Trust to display this accreditation seal, a mark of distinction in land conservation, indicating that we meet national standards for excellence, uphold the public trust and ensure that conservation efforts are permanent.

What’s New?

DONE DEAL! Estero Ranch has been protected forever

Estero Ranch

On December 24, we closed on 547-acre Estero Ranch, offering both Estero Americano frontage and Pacific coastline from which one can see Point Reyes, Bodega Head and Doran Beach. Read more here

Read January 7, 2016 Press Democrat article

Read October 29, 2015 Press Democrat article

View aerial video (4 min.)

40th Anniversary Slideshow

Take a few minutes out of the busy holiday season to enjoy a slideshow of the lands you’ve helped protect – from the coast to the Bay. Thank you!

Please join us for the next 40 years!

Breaching the Sears Point levee to restore 1,000 acres of tidal marsh (Oct. 2015)

Astonishing two-minute video of the breach

Sea Change

Key press coverage
Santa Rosa Press Democrat
San Francisco Chronicle
KPIX-TV Channel 5
Marin IJ
Valley of the Moon Magazine
Fun Twitter compilation by SF Bay Tide

Video about the restoration with Julian Meisler (5 min.)

Julian Meisler video

Brochure about building tidal marsh

Julian Meisler video

Award-winning conservation leader
Dave Koehler selected as executive director

Gualal River

The Sonoma Land Trust board of directors has chosen award-winning conservation leader Dave Koehler as the organization’s new executive director, succeeding Ralph Benson who retired at the end of February after 12 years. Koehler (pronounced Kay-ler) has served as the executive director of the San Joaquin River Parkway and Conservation Trust since 1990, where he enjoys a reputation for innovation and collaborative conservation, having guided the organization through the planning and establishment of the San Joaquin River Parkway, a 23-mile greenway of conservation lands, parks, trails and river access.

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  • New!
    Enjoy this outstanding 4-minute video about the land-to-marsh transition at Sears Point. CAUTION: You WILL get carried away by the visuals!

    Bayland video

  • New!
    Stick your head in our fun
    new blog, MOUNTAINS + MOLEHILLS, and get the dirt on stewardship happenings on our land.

    Mountains + Molehills

    Read the blog

  • New!
    Winter newsletter
    Protecting Estero Ranch, SDC closure plan, Sears Point levee breach and more
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  • New!
    2014–2015 Annual Report Enjoy the photos by our amazing photographers, read about recent accomplishments and learn what more is in store.


  • Spring newsletter
    Cultivating young stewards, enlisting landowners to save wildlife, SDC update and more

  • In-depth interview about Sonoma Land Trust from KSRO-Radio

  • Featured Video:
    “A State of Harmony”

    Tony Nelson

    Our stewardship manager Tony Nelson is featured in this new six-minute video about the important work being done by land trusts and resource conservation districts.
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  • Inspiring story from KGO-TV about our Sears Point Wetland Restoration project!

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