Protect the Land
Winter outings &
40th Anniversary field trips
Sonoma Valley Wildlife Corridor
- Wildlife Corridor Brochure
- Rural Landowner Brochure
- Results of the Wildlife Corridor underpass report
- Read the Wildlife Corridor Mgmt & Monitoring Strategy
- Video about Stuart Creek Run creek restoration (3 min.)
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Sonoma Developmental Center (SDC)
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
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.
DONE DEAL! Estero Ranch has been protected forever
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
40th Anniversary Slideshow
Take a few minutes to enjoy a slideshow of the lands you’ve helped protect – from the coast to the Bay. Thank you!
Breaching the Sears Point levee to restore 1,000 acres of tidal marsh (Oct. 2015)
Astonishing two-minute video of the breach
Video about the restoration with Julian Meisler (5 min.)
Brochure about building tidal marsh
Award-winning conservation leader
Dave Koehler selected as executive director
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.
Features & Media
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Enjoy this outstanding 4-minute video about the land-to-marsh transition at Sears Point. CAUTION: You WILL get carried away by the visuals!
Stick your head in our fun
new blog, MOUNTAINS + MOLEHILLS, and get the dirt on stewardship happenings on our land.
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Protecting Estero Ranch, SDC closure plan, Sears Point levee breach and more
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”
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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