California: They saved Jenner Headlands, 5,630 acres of coastal grasslands & redwood forest
“Coastal properties of this size in California are few and far between,” said Amy Chesnut, the acquisitions director and manager of the project for the Sonoma Land Trust. “It is biologically rich, and scenically and visually very important.”
The old ranch site, east of Highway 1 near the spot where the Russian River meets the Pacific Ocean, is adjacent to more than 13,000 acres of the Sonoma Coast State Park and other open space, creating an almost unbroken 30-mile stretch of preserved land from Bodega Head to Fort Ross. It includes 1,500 acres of coastal prairie, 3,100 acres of forest containing redwood and Douglas fir, and three spawning streams for steelhead trout.