Preserving Thousands of Acres of Land

Sonoma Land Trust has the privilege, and the responsibility, to own and care for a network of 19 preserves encompassing more than 13,000 acres of diverse and ecologically viable wildlife habitat, farms and ranches, creeks and riparian corridors. These iconic landscapes represent the natural and human communities we call home. The Land Trust actively manages these lands for redwoods and oaks, steelhead and mountain lions, serpentine wildflowers and farm-to-table vegetables, and for the hikers and nature lovers who have so generously supported our work for more than four decades. Our preserves fall into two categories: Anchor Preserves, which are centers of our land management and public programs, and Ecological Preserves and their more sensitive or more difficult-to-reach natural resources. Our overall stewardship approach is to develop conservation goals for each preserve and its unique ecological and human needs. More and more, climate change is driving changes to our management.