On the Land Public Outings
We have space available in our member outings series! A writing workshop and concert with award-winning singer/songwriter Erica Wheeler, hikes at Little Black Mountain and White Rock Preserve, and more! Click here for more info and to register.
Explore Wildflowers and Views!
Enjoy the majestic fields of wildflowers with a backdrop of spectacular views as we trek our way across the varied terrain of Sonoma County’s grasslands and mountains.
Discover Ecological Restoration!
A big part of caring for conservation lands involves hands-on work to bring the ecosystems back into balance. Join Sonoma Land Trust project managers for an in-depth look at applied land management practices and restoration techniques in ecosystems ranging from coastal prairie to redwood forests.
- June 1 Estero Americano Coastal Prairie
- June 15 Jenner Headlands Coastal Prairie
- June 29 Jenner Headlands Redwood Forest
Explore Wildflowers and Views at Jenner Headlands
Saturday, May 11, 10am-3pm
Saturday, May 18, 10am-3pm Register Online
Grab a hand lens and your favorite field guide, and come out and explore the wildflowers at Jenner Headlands! This spring hike will take a look at the topographical and vegetational diversity in the coastal prairie, with a visit to the serpentine wildflowers present in the Jean Schulz Wildflower Meadow. This strenuous 4.5-mile roundtrip hike will ascend more than 800 feet in elevation and include dazzling views of the Sonoma Coast (on clear days!)
Explore, Level 4
Discover Coastal Prairie Grasses at Estero Americano
Saturday, June 1, 10am-2pm
Join project manager Shanti Edwards and botanist Michelle Cooper for a scenic hike and picnic lunch at Sonoma Land Trust's Estero Americano Preserve. Come learn about the unique assemblage of plant species that comprise coastal prairie grasslands, including the top 10-20 native and exotic grasses that occur in our region. Our botanical foray will traverse the coastal hills bordering the Estero Americano, a tidal estuary that forms the Sonoma-Marin border.
Discover, Level 2
Discover Coastal Prairie Restoration at Jenner Headlands
Saturday, June 15, 10am-3pm
Grazing mammals and Native American use of fire have long been a part of coastal prairie ecosystems. Without them, shrubs encroach upon the grasslands and vital habitat for many species is lost. Come hike the coastal prairie terrain at Jenner Headlands for a look at the current landscape and learn about how we plan to use livestock grazing as a management tool to optimize the preservation of this important ecosystem.
Discover, Level 4
Discover Redwood Forest Ecology at Jenner Headlands
Saturday, June 29, 10am-3pm
Learn about redwood forest ecology and how the Sonoma Land Trust and The Wildlands Conservancy plan to care for the Jenner Headland’s 3,100 acres of forest, now and into the future. Meet project manager Brook Edwards who will share information about redwood ecology, the plants and animals found among the trees, and how to manage the land for a healthy forest. Ecologically sound management practices are the key to our long-term goal of bringing back the big trees and restoring the native forest.
Discover, Level 4
Email us at email@example.com or call 707.526.6930 ext. 110 for more information.
For more unique opportunties to get on the land, check out our volunteer workdays.
For more than 35 years, the Sonoma Land Trust has been a vehicle for people with passion, persistence and a love of the land to come together to protect forever one of the most beautiful counties in America.
Volunteer with Sonoma Land Trust
You will enjoy:
- Access to diverse and beautiful properties
- Educational and skill building opportunities
- Great community
- Annual Volunteer Celebration
Become a Member
You will receive:
- quarterly announcements of upcoming members-only hikes
- monthly eNews and quarterly newsletters
- seasonal invitations to members-only open days at Glen Oaks Ranch
- annual holiday open house and other special events
- ongoing satisfaction of helping preserve what we all love most about Sonoma County