Impact on Water
We protected rivers, bays, wetlands and vernal pools

Above ground and below, Sonoma Land Trust is conserving land to protect fresh water sources. 

We protect fresh water sources by strategically focusing on acquiring land in five key sub-watersheds of the Russian River. In addition, our restoration projects in the Sonoma Creek Watershed at Tolay Creek are helping recharge aquifers and protect biodiversity. 

Conserving one of the last large ranches

758 acres along the Russian River now protected forever

Refilling aquifers

Creek restoration that refills natural water storage

Freshwater for fish

Protection of Mill Bend, a fork of the Gualala river supporting steelhead

Protected headwaters

McCormick Ranch acquisition protects the headwaters of three key watersheds

Improving drinking water

Protection of a tributary of Lake Sonoma, the region’s most important source for water

Monthly giving program

122 people strong

Together we have Collective Impact

Meet Alex Hong

Alex Hong was already enthusiastic about conservation before he discovered Sonoma Land Trust’s On the Land program upon his return home from college at Duke. When he attended the Land Trust’s Freshwater Flows for Fish webinar, Alex became passionate about protecting his local watershed, which is integral to the survival of the local coho salmon.

“I truly appreciate all the programs that Sonoma Land Trust has to offer, whether it’s going out on a hike, attending a webinar or learning about the cutting-edge conservation work the organization is doing,” Alex explains. “It all helps me keep up and feel connected to conservation efforts happening here.”

Gifts of all amounts are appreciated

We appreciate donations of all amounts because we know the collective impact we have is powerful! More than half of the donations made during the campaign were less than $500 annually. Unrestricted donations from individuals allow us to innovate and deploy the best solutions for protecting nature and people. When combined with grants from foundations and government entities, we are able to buy land, restore habitat, help people learn about and connect to nature, advocate for Sonoma County’s natural spaces, and fund the critical infrastructure of our effective nonprofit.

Meet some Forces for Nature