Spring 2018

Spring 2017 newsletter
  • Our new acquisition for wildlife
  • The opening of Pole Mountain and the Jenner Headlands
  • Living with fire
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Winter 2017

Spring 2017 newsletter
  • The state of our lands after the fires
  • Bringing back the Baylands to Highway 37
  • Fran Conley: Prominent surgeon and land protector
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Summer 2017

Spring 2017 newsletter
  • Agriculture on our lands
  • Redwood Hill Farm’s sustainability model
  • A critical SDC update.
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Spring 2017

Spring 2017 newsletter
  • Changes at Stuart Creek Run
  • Our many ways of getting out on the land
  • Protecting old-growth redwoods
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Winter 2016

  • Learn about Tolay Creek Ranch becoming a park
  • Our amazing founders
  • Citizen scientists monitoring bird life at Sears Point
  • The status of SDC.
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Fall 2016

  • Upcoming land acquisitions
  • Expanded wildlife corridor project from Napa to Marin
  • Our new business member program
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Spring 2016

  • Vote for Measure AA
  • Next steps for wildlife corridor
  • Preserving land forever
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Winter 2015

  • Protecting Estero Ranch
  • SDC closure plan
  • Sears Point levee breach

Spring 2015

  • Cultivating young stewards
  • Enlisting landowners to save wildlife
  • SDC update


Winter 2014

  • A tidal marsh in the (re)making—Sears Point transformed
  • A $1 million challenge
  • Celebrating Ralph Benson


Fall 2014

  • Swimming upstream is getting easier for steelhead
  • Protecting the land and the people of the Sonoma Development Center
  • Mary Mueller: A legacy of giving for the land
  • Progress protecting our redwood forest


Winter 2013

  • Winter newsletterHaire Ranch buy sets stage for more tidal marsh
  • Donor pledges $250,000 matching grant
  • Pole Mountain update — we’re almost there!
  • Keeping the Sonoma Valley Wildlife Corridor open and wildlife friendly


Fall 2013

  • Fall newsletterSaving the highest peak along the Sonoma Coast
    Creating connectivity for wildlife and hikers
  • Celebrating Ralph Benson
  • Construction begins at Sears Point Ranch
  • $2.35 million in donations needed to purchase and care for Pole Mountain


Spring 2013

  • Spring 2013 newsletterPreservation Ranch lives up to its name
  • 30 years of saving land
  • Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria to gift additional land
  • Learning science in the great outdoors
  • Raising the next generation of conservationists and fostering key connections


Winter 2012

  • Winter 2012 newsletterNew properties protected along Stuart Creek help ensure
    safe passage for fish and wildlife in Sonoma Valley
  • Donors pledge $500,000
    matching grant
  • New opportunities to get “on the land” with Sonoma Land Trust


Fall 2012Fall newsletter

  • The land of grass–and trees, veggies and vines
  • Cows for conservation
  • Working the land in collaboration with ranchers and partners
  • Songbirds sentinels of grassland health


Spring 2012Spring 2012 Newsletter

  • Planning the future of the Jenner Headlands
  • A new beginning for Bohemia Ranch
  • Bringing California steelhead back to Stuart Creek
  • North Coast Forest Conservation Conference


Winter 2011Winter 2011 Newslatter

  • The Cedars–Preserving the rarest ecosystem in Sonoma County
  • Raptors bring together hikers and hawk watchers at the Jenner Headlands
  • Protecting land on a scale greater than ever
  • Rare white sedge populations expands at Pitkin Marsh


Fall 2011Fall 2011 Newsletter

  • Restoring a tidal marsh while sea level rises
  • New Glen Ellen acquisition sets stage for steelhead restoration and wayside park
  • Bay Trail at the Sonoma Baylands
  • Stunning Rocky Point coastal property protected
    with a conservation easement

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Summer 2011Summer 2011 Newsletter

  • Soaking in a sense of place
    "Open Fridays" enchant at Glen Oaks Ranch
  • Springtime on the land
  • The Legacy League
    Celebrating future gifts to protect the land forever
  • Jean Schulz Wildflower Meadow

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Winter 2010Winter 2010 Newsletter

  • Getting to know the Jenner Headlands
  • Help secure $300,000 in matching funds
  • Creating a new riparian forest along Tolay Creek
  • Newfound flyway at the Jenner Headlands

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Spring 2010Spring 2010 newsletter

  • Protecting what you love
    Easement keeps Bennett Valley land wild
  • Jenner deal rescued in the nick of time
  • Respecting the cultural resources on our lands
  • Making a difference on the land
    In our volunteers’ own words …

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Winter 2009Winter 2010 Newsletter

  • Hiking the Jenner Headlands
  • Your future, your legacy, your Sonoma County
  • Monitoring grasses at the Estero Americano Preserve

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Fall 2009Fall 2009 Newsletter

  • Land Trust launches $18 million campaign to accelerate land conservation
  • Jean Schulz offers $2 million matching gift
  • What’s happening with the Jenner Headlands?

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Spring 2009Spring 2009 Newsletter

  • Mothers and daughters: Saving Sonoma Mountain Ranch gets personal
  • The financial crisis and the Sonoma Land Trust
  • Welcoming Orchard Farms to Laufenburg Ranch
  • The Jenner Headlands: Learning from the land and local communities

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Winter 2008Fall 2008 Newsletter

  • Protecting the Jenner Headlands — We're making progress!
  • Volunteers essential to stewarding the land
  • Outdoor education at Glen Oaks Ranch
  • Key grants allow construction of the Baylands Education Pavilion

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Fall 2008

  • The Jenner Headlands within our grasp!
  • Amidst the bad economic news, some very good news
  • Lower Ranch lawsuit comes to successful conclusion

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Fall 2007

  • SLT Announces Purchase of 1665-acre Roche Ranch
  • Join our Matching Gift Campaign
  • Donate your SUV or Truck to SLT

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Spring 2007

  • Pitkin Marsh Acquisition on Track for September Close
  • Jenner Deal Ranked National Priority
  • Sears Point Restoration Plan

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Autumn 2006

  • Barren Simplicity and Fertile Complexity at The Cedars
  • Going to Court for the Baylands
  • Tax Break Could Pay Big Dividends

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Spring 2006

  • Jenner Headlands Protection Negotiations are Underway
  • Harry Richardson Joins the Board
  • Technology for Community

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Winter 2005

  • New Adobe Canyon Protection Honors a Native Plant Legacy
  • With Camera, Compass, & Clipboard
  • Sur La Table CEO Joins Land Trust Board of Directors

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