Sonoma Land Trust

Is taking bold action to build a more resilient Sonoma County

Our way of life is at risk from a changing climate. Yet, natural infrastructure can help us combat the impacts, like wildfire and drought, that threaten our safety, resources, biodiversity and health. Join us and be a force for nature!

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Sonoma Land Trust is a nationally recognized, local nonprofit in its fifth decade of working to build a more resilient and equitable Sonoma County. We work in alliance with nature to restore the integrity of the land and the natural resources that sustain us. We carry out this work in partnership with our communities to ensure safe access to nature and an equitable distribution of its benefits.

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California has a 30 x 30 plan: to conserve 30 percent of its land by 2030 to help fight climate change.
We're doing our part.
California has a 30 x 30 plan: to conserve 30 percent of its land by 2030 to help fight climate change.
We're doing our part.

The Solutions

We have identified six natural solutions for climate change that consider the health of our land, water and community members.

Protecting our
biodiversity
Living with
wildfire
Adapting to
rising waters
Securing
freshwater flows
Preserving
nature nearby
Empowering our
communities

Protecting our
biodiversity

The health of our biodiversity is tied to conserving and restoring open space throughout Sonoma County. Protecting habitats threatened by development, and preserving large, intact landscapes and critical wildlife corridors to support vulnerable populations of plants and animals is key to safeguarding Sonoma’s biological richness.

Living with
wildfire

Working with the community, local government agencies, nonprofits and Indigenous tribes, we are restoring fire’s ecological role through clearing and controlled burns. These efforts will help mitigate the effects of climate change, promote ecosystem health and biodiversity, and improve the fire resilience and safety of our communities.

Adapting to
rising waters

We are urgently working to adapt and mitigate the impacts of flooding from sea level rise and intense storms through the acquisition and restoration of wetlands, creeks and tidal marshes in the baylands of San Pablo Bay. These tidal marshes are powerful buffers against floodwaters, wave action and erosion generated by high tides and atmospheric river events. They protect critical infrastructure and provide habitat for birds, small mammals, fish and plants.

Securing
freshwater flows

Water and land are inextricably linked as water flows over, through and across our landscapes. Using innovative science, we have identified the most strategic land and waterways to acquire, protect and restore to expand essential habitats for fish, birds and other wildlife while simultaneously building community resilience to severe storms, droughts and flooding.

Preserving
nature nearby

Parks can make cities healthier by lowering temperatures, improving air quality, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and providing opportunities for recreation. Through acquisition and transfer of land to county and city parks, we are expanding park access in areas that lack nearby open space and facilitating inclusive park-planning processes that strive to meet the needs of all community members.

Empowering our
communities

We are deepening our mission to reflect the ethnic and socioeconomic diversity of the communities we serve. We do this by understanding their needs and ensuring equitable access and distribution of nature’s benefits. By developing relationships, and listening and co-creating inclusive educational programming for children, teens, families and adults, we are building a diverse and equitable community that advocates for nature.

Join Us And Become

a FORCE for NATURE

We are 74% of the way to our $80 million goal!