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August 2014

  • Unpaving the way for steelhead in Stuart Creek
  • Saving a tree in downtown Santa Rosa!
  • Sunrise Rotary enhances Glen Oaks Ranch
  • Water Bond promises new funding for Sonoma conservation projects
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July 2014

  • Ralph Benson retiring after 11 years and the protecting of 33,000 acres
  • Our summer outings are in full swing!
  • Priceless auction lot to benefit Sonoma Land Trust
  • Connecting with our sister land trust in Chile
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June 2014

  • We’ve saved Pole Mountain, the highest point on the Sonoma Coast!
  • Breaking ground on Sears Point wetland restoration
  • Plane crash on Tolay Creek Ranch remembered by family, friends
  • Impact100 Sonoma awards $20,000 to SLT for work on Sonoma Developmental Center future
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May 2014

  • We're nearing the top of Pole Mountain!
  • Saying good-bye to longtime staffer Georgiana Hale
  • Keeping Little Black Mountain’s trail in shape
  • Sharing what we’ve learned
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April 2014

  • Money for marsh mounds at Sears Point
  • Supervisors unite to protect Sonoma
  • Developmental Center services and land
  • More trail crew volunteers needed
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March 2014

  • $700,000 grant from State for steelhead
  • Welcoming new board member Scott Hintz
  • Meeting members of our “sister land trust” in Chile
  • Congratulations to Anne Teller!
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February 2014

  • Baylands properties transferred to National Wildlife Refuge
  • Nature shows some muscle at Little Black Mountain
  • Sonoma Developmental Center takes center stage
  • Kids tackle treeless landscape at Sears Point
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January 2014

  • Your land trust — on the move!
  • Meet our new logo
  • Restoration award
  • Creating habitat for marsh animals
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December 2013

  • Sonoma Land Trust purchases Haire Ranch on Skaggs Island
    Ranch holds the key to long-awaited 4,400-acre wetland restoration
  • Acquisitions staff expands with hiring of John McCaull
  • We’re a quarter of the way to meeting the $250,000 matching grant
  • Pole Mountain update — we’re almost there!
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November 2013

  • Donor pledges $250,000 matching grant
  • Sears Point Silverspot
  • Conservation monitoring wraps up
  • Capturing the land in watercolors
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October 2013

  • Celebrating Ralph Benson’s 10 years with Sonoma Land Trust
  • Volunteers address environmental impacts of marijuana grow site
  • Pole Mountain challenge grant a success!
  • Making the Jenner Headlands more fire-safe
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September 2013

  • Wildlife hit the trails in the Sonoma Valley
  • Breaking ground at Sears Point Ranch
  • Help us match the $100,000 grant for Pole Mountain
  • Illegal pot grows cause destruction to Land Trust preserves
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August 2013

  • NEW! $100,000 matching grant for Pole Mountain!
  • SSU interns help with plant vegetation monitoring
  • Sometimes it takes a bulldozer …
  • Saving big dollars at Sears Point
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July 2013

  • Music in the Parlor at Glen Oaks Ranch
  • Meet our youngest member!
  • LOOKOUT! Please help us protect Pole Mountain
  • Monitoring conservation easements year after year
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June 2013

  • LOOKOUT! We’re racing to save Pole Mountain and we need your help!
  • SSU interns boost citizen program
  • Keeping our lands safe from lawsuits
  • Preservation Ranch preserved!
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May 2013

  • Land Trust recognized as key landowner along San Francisco Bay
  • A writing workshop on “Sense of Place” with Erica Wheeler
  • A new generation of hoot-ers at Sears Point
  • Working together to eradicate non-native weeds
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April 2013

  • Sonoma Land Trust awarded accreditation for meeting national standards of excellence
  • Land Trust receives promised Baylands properties from Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria
  • Happier trails for you
  • Sunflowers for Santa Rosa
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March 2013

  • Preservation Ranch lives up to it's name
  • Backcountry stewards clear the trails
  • Conservation monitors kick off another field season
  • And to all a good night
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February 2013

  • Funding Secured for new trail at Sears Point
  • Happy paddling at Cow Patty Pageant on Estero
  • Willow sprigging at Little Black Mountain Preserve
  • Land conservation starts with our landowners
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January 2013

  • Gifts of all sizes helped secure $500,000 in matching funds
  • Hiking along Sonoma County's bayfront
  • Birding for a cause
  • Forest restoration on the Jenner Headlands
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December 2012

  • We're more than halfway to the Match!
  • Ensuring safe passage for fish and wildlife
  • New red-legged frog ponds filling up as hoped
  • Drama in the air!
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November 2012

  • Donors pledge $500,000 matching grant
  • Building new homes for Glen Oaks barn owls
  • Demonstrating fire safety for forest landowners
  • Protecting preserve roads from the rainy season
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October 2012

  • For red legged frogs, add water
  • Citizen science at Tolay Creek Ranch
  • Damselfly research at the Estero Americano
  • Sharing our hard-won experience with other trusts
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September 2012

  • Making the old barn at Glen Oaks like new
  • "IOOBY" students explore Estero Americano Preserve
  • Forestry brown bag, September 27
  • Funds for fish on the Jenner Headlands
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August 2012

  • Sonoma Land Trust honored by Supervisors
  • Saving wildlife by capping poles
  • Seizing opportunities that may not come again
  • Pitkin Marsh — an outdoor laboratory
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July 2012

  • Extending the trail at Little Black Mountain Preserve
  • Saving owls is all in a day's work
  • The bees' knees at Oak Hill Farm
  • Stuart Creek Run cheers, "Bye bye, bamboo!
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June 2012

  • A bonanza of white sedge!
  • Forestry conference a wild success
  • Martinez clan is leaving the Jenner Headlands
  • Enjoy open days at Glen Oaks Ranch
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May 2012

  • Celebrating Little Black Mountain Preserve!
  • Owl pellets for Mother's Day?
  • Conservation Corps crew tackles jubata grass at Estero Americano Preserve
  • It's all about community and all about the land
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April 2012

  • You never know what you're going to see on a Land Trust hike!
  • Managing the Jenner Headlands
  • Sears Point restoration project leaps ahead
  • Making our Little Black Mountain forest healthier and safer
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March 2012

  • Meeting the President
  • Bring Back California steelhead to Stuart Creek
  • North Coast Conservation Conference
  • BioAtlas project
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February 2012

  • Japanese scientists learn to grow tidal marsh at Sears Point
  • A beautiful and artful bequest
  • Healing the land takes a village
  • Funds for fish on the Jenner Headlands
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January 2012

  • Planting native trees at Tolay Creek Ranch
  • Pitkin Marsh on display at statewide conference
  • Volunteer accomplishments in 2011
  • You Did It!Thank you to everyone who donated to our $50,000 match
  • Ken Freeman joins Board
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December 2011

  • Help meet $50,000 match
  • Sears Point restoration can keep pace with sea level rise
  • Successful forestry workshop encourages light-touch practices
  • Erosion control underway at Estero Americano Preserve
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October 2011

  • We built it–and burrowing owls came!
  • Obama Administration fast tracks wetlands restoration
  • Celebrating our volunteers
  • Paying tribute to Legacy League members
  • SSU students working on our lands
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September 2011

  • Baylands Center grand opening celebration
  • Burrowing owl box installation workparty 
  • The Glen Oaks Trail Crew at work
  • SSU students decipher the landscape's history at Glen Oaks
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August 2011

  • The Baylands Center is completed!
  • Protecting birds at Glen Oaks Ranch
  • Go-to Gang tackles another project
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July 2011

  • Steelhead to benefit from latest SLT acquisition
  • Students give burrowing owls a boost in the Baylands
  • Volunteers clean up historic dairy site on Jenner Headlands
  • Our very own badger whisperer
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June 2011

  • Parks Alliance formed to keep Sonoma County State Parks open and flourishing
  • Bill at Bodega–passing on the history
  • Forest Conservation Working Group
  • Report finds Bay Area farmland faces challenges
  • Estero Americano Preserve coastal grassland monitoring project underway
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May 2011

  • Jenner Headlands wildflower meadow named for Jean Schultz
  • 2011 membership drive in progress
  • Honoring a longtime friend of the land
  • New badger photos from the Jenner Headlands
  • PRBO Conservation Science on the Headlands and the Estero
  • Tolay Creek riparian restoration
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April 2011

  • Diggin' the Jenner Headlands
  • Meet our new "on-the-land" director
  • Big plans for wild lands
  • Volunteers prepare Glen Oaks for "Open Fridays"
  • What is the "Open Fridays at Glen Oaks" program?
  • Volunteer Linda Hale tackles another monitoring field season
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March 2011

  • Student Conservation Association stewards Laufenburg Ranch
  • Alexander Valley venture capital advisor named SLT board chair
  • Cow Patty Pageant a success
  • New GIS grant helps upgrade SLT's mapping program
  • Celebrating Summerfield Waldorf's farm and farmer
  • Americorps team tackles pampas grass at Jenner Headlands
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February 2011

  • Lovely Mayacamas ranch bequeathed to Sonoma Land Trust
  • Fuel reduction project underway at Little Black Mountain
  • Jenner Headlands presentation at SRJC March 16
  • Honoring the Ellmans with trails at Glen Oaks Ranch
  • Spring Jenner Headlands hikes
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January 2011

  • WE DID IT! Thank you to everyone who donated to our $300,000 match
  • Former Coastal Conservancy Official Neal Fishman joins SLT board
  • Monitors wrap-up another successful field season
  • Oak Hill Farm invests in upgraded facilities
  • Jenner Headlands outings — 2010 year-end review
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December 2010

  • Sebastopol family will match all donations up to $300,000
  • Carneros Land Stewardship Foundation gives $20,000 for Tolay Creek restoration
  • Getting acquainted with nature
  • The Baylands Center is growing!
  • REI "digs" SLT workdays
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November 2010

  • Jenner Headlands: An outdoor classroom with an amazing view
  • We've begun construction of the Sonoma Baylands Center!
  • Geology visit to Little Black Mountain
  • Willow planting volunteer workday
  • PD covers raptor migration on Jenner Headlands
  • Lucky paddlers explore the Estero Americano
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October 2010

  • Fifth graders held "rapt" at SLT's Estero Americano Preserve
  • Local land trusts oppose breaching of conservation easement for Roblar quarry
  • Volunteer celebration headlined by photographer Stephen Joseph
  • Safe passage for wildlife at Tolay Creek Ranch
  • Next step toward restoring Sears Point wetlands
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September 2010

  • Young conservationists pluck weeds to help shorebirds
  • Volunteer workday at the Jenner Headlands
  • Our own green hero
  • “Re-Storing” the Little Black Mountain cabin
  • SLT staff head for the hills
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August 2010

  • Sustaining an endangered butterfly
  • Welcome Kristine Acquino!
  • Out and about in June, June, June!
  • Reducing SLT’s own ecological footprint
  • Your donations at work
  • Jenner Headlands rocks!
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July 2010

  • Thank you, supporters — we met the Schulz match!
  • Protecting the remaining coastal prairie
  • Out and about in June, June, June!
  • CCC crew tackles invasive plants at Glen Oaks and Estero Americano
  • Bodega Marine Reserve water quality study of the Estero Americano
  • Protecting biodiversity on our lands
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May 2010

  • Celebrating the Jenner Headlands — and introducing The Wildlands Conservancy
  • Springtime bounty — getting out on the land!
  • Birds point to habitat health at the Jenner Headlands
  • Sonoma County is “A Painter’s Paradise”
  • Matching gift deadline extended to May 31
  • Hiking the Jenner Headlands
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April 2010

  • Trekking from Tolay Lake to Tolay Creek
  • Lend a hand and get out on the land!
  • Making room for rare plants to grow
  • Managing cultural resources at Little Black Mountain
  • Jean Schulz extends matching gift deadline to May 31
  • New map shows SLT’s protected lands
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February 2010

  • More than 25,000 acres protected!
  • Cow Patty Pageant a success
  • Support your local native plant nursery!
  • Meeting with our neighbors in Jenner
  • Milo Baker CNPS Chapter
  • Sonoma County Environmental Awards Dinner
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January 2010

  • Scenic Bennett Valley property and wildlife corridor protected
  • Going to the birds for a day
  • Getting ready for baaaackpacking
  • Out on a limb for fire safety
  • Artisan Cheese Festival returns
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December 2009

  • JENNER HEADLANDS — PROTECTED FOREVER!
  • Celebrating the season
  • Troughs on Tolay help protect native plants
  • Species moving up higher and north
  • Ballot measure to support state parks
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November 2009

  • License plates to protect Bay Area open space
  • Double the Value of Your Year-end Donation!
  • Fêting and recognizing our volunteers
  • SSU students conduct “RDM” monitoring at Estero Americano Preserve
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October 2009

  • Global Climate Action Day
  • Paul DeMarco joins SLT staff
  • Jean Schulz’s matching gift
  • Ruth Ann Swenson enchants her audience
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September 2009

  • Jean Schulz offers $2 million matching gift to advance campaign
  • SLT compiles plant book for Estero Americano Preserve
  • Conservation planning at Pitkin Marsh
  • Youth group helps steward the Baylands
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August 2009

  • Velvet grass studied at Estero Americano Preserve
  • Estero livestock operator wins conservation award
  • Baylands Pavilion is on track
  • SLT hosts youth ecology project
  • Transit and Trails — a new resource
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July 2009

  • What’s happening with Jenner?
  • Grassland monitoring project launched at Estero
  • Plant propagators needed!
  • Mapping grant awarded to SLT
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May 2009

  • Little Black Mountain Preserve turns 30
  • Commemorating Nefertierra
  • Special trail day at Laufenburg
  • From farm to table — a tasty adventure
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April 2009

  • Flowers gone wild at Sears Point
  • Food for thought at Artisan Cheese Festival
  • Visions of Jack London on top of the mountain
  • Pitkin Marsh is for the birds
  • New life springing from old
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March 2009

  • Wildflowers are a-bloomin’
  • Come on a wildflower hike with us!
  • SF Foundation awards matching grant — April 30 deadline
  • Protecting native plants at Pitkin
  • SLT volunteers support native plant nursery
  • Getting to know our neighbors
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February 2009

  • Brainy and brawny Go-to Gang gets into gear
  • Students clean up Laufenburg Ranch
  • Boosting SLT at Wild Steelhead Festival
  • Studying the cultural and historic resources at Little Black Mountain
  • Our landscapes and the Sonoma Land Trust — here forever!
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January 2009

  • Sonoma Mountain Ranch protected!
  • SLT staff visit with Jenner community
  • Boy Scouts lend a hand at the Estero Americano Preserve
  • Our supporters protect the land
  • Welcome new members!
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