Bodega Land Trust is extremely pleased to announce Mark Jacobsen's donation of Title to the important Tannery Creek Reserve (TCR) property to BLT. For almost 12 years, BLT has held a Conservation Easement on TCR, a beautiful 187.2 acre property that includes Tannery Creek canyon and its surrounding redwoods, owned by Mark Jacobsen. Mark is retiring sometime in the next several years and decided to protect TCR for the long term by donating the title to it to BLT, which was accomplished just before the New Year! Thanks to Mark for preserving this special property and for his support over the many years! BLT looks forward to working with the Tannery Creek Reserve Neighborhood Association, which together with Mark, has forged an impressive stewardship approach for the land. More on this exciting event in a future eNotes, but for now, suffice it to say that the Tannery Creek Reserve is truly protected for posterity.
When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect.
~Aldo Leopold 1886-1948
Bodega Land Trust was established in 1992 by a small group of ranchers who, like Aldo Leopold, saw the realization of community in a shared love of the land. As new technologies increasingly influence the pace and patterns of our daily lives, Bodega Land Trust helps anchor us to a physical place – engaging us with the land and its natural and agricultural systems. From its origins in the town of Bodega, the Trust has focused its efforts on protecting the local area roughly defined by the Sonoma Coast from Jenner to the Estero Americano and the watersheds of Salmon Creek and Dutch Bill Creek, a tributary of the Russian River.