Protect the Land
2016−2020 Strategic Plan
We invite you to review our long-term vision and goals, and the conservation initiatives that your land trust will be working to complete over the next five years.
Download the Strategic Plan
Sonoma Land Trust is a great place to work and we have two open positions in our acquisitions department.
Sears Point Interpretive Talks and Bird Walks
Every Saturday at the Sears Point Tidal Marsh from 9–noon
Walk the newest section of the Bay Trail and experience the tidal marsh lands. Docents will be on hand to answer questions and orient visitors to the site. No registration needed!
Parking area on Reclamation Road just south of the Lakeville Hwy/Hwy 37 intersection.
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.)
Watch the video
Sonoma Developmental Center (SDC)
New! We've acquired a 162-acre property in the wildlife corridor
June 30, 2016 — Sonoma Land Trust has purchased a stunning property in the Mayacamas to add to Hood Mountain Regional Park.
Read more here
The Bay won! Thank you for your votes!
Sonoma Land Trust proudly endorses Measure AA: People for a Clean and Healthy Bay. People for a Clean and Healthy Bay is a coalition of environmental, business and labor leaders working together to pass Measure AA, which will be on the June 7, 2016 ballot in the nine Bay Area counties. This modest, $12/year parcel tax will generate critically needed funding for the restoration of San Francisco Bay wetlands, benefiting people, wildlife and the Bay Area economy.
Read our executive director Dave Koehler’s op-ed from the Press Democrat.
Read John King's new story, Rising Reality, in the San Francisco Chronicle, which also talks about our wetland restoration work in terms of sea level rise.
Also read David Bolling's evocative story in Valley of the Moon magazine on his experience of the Sears Point restoration from a kayak and why he believes Measure AA is essential.
One more: What’s in it for Sonoma County? from Sonoma West
It was a glorious opening of the new Bay Trail at Sears Point!
Hundreds of people enjoyed walking along the new Bay Trail on May 15. Photo by Beth Schlanker/Press Democrat.
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
Features & Media
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- New grant expands wildlife corridor work
The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation recently granted us $2.1 million to extend our efforts all the way to Napa and Marin. Read more here:
2015−2016 Report to the Community
Making a splash at Sears Point, another big save along the coast, expanding our work in the wildlife corridor and more — it’s all here.
Read our annual report
Follow the Open Road
Doug McConnell and his Open Road TV team produced two insightful stories on our projects this year. Enjoy!:
Sonoma Valley Wildlife Corridor (“Highway of Hope”)
Sears Point Wetland Restoration
- Spring newsletter: Vote for Measure AA, next steps for wildlife corridor, preserving land forever
- 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
new blog, MOUNTAINS + MOLEHILLS, and get the dirt on stewardship happenings on our land.
Read the blog
- Winter newsletter: It's our 40th anniversary, SDC closure plan leaves door open to community vision, and we've had a sea change at Sears Point. View/download
- 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.
Watch the video
- Inspiring story from KGO-TV about our Sears Point Wetland Restoration project!
Watch the video