To ring the new year, Bodega Land Trust received from Sonoma Land Trust a convservation easement over a beautiful quarter-mile stretch of Coleman Valley Creek west of Occidental. The creek which runs across a property donated to Sonoma Land Trust in 2017 is a major tributary of Salmon Creek, It is a priority for our land and water protection work in the watershed.

The new easement is named after Alden Gilchrist, who loved the underlying property and whose partner generously donated the land to the Sonoma Land Trust. We are grateful for our partnership with Sonoma Land Trust, which increases our opportunities to protect the Salmon Creek watershed.