Overview

Our Lands

Wide open spaces are a dominant characteristic of the Solano County landscape, but with California's population expected to grow by 11 million new residents by 2030, open space preservation cannot be taken for granted. Solano Land Trust has been in the vanguard of protecting Solano County's open space since 1986. To date, SLT has permanently protected 22,270 acres of natural areas and agricultural lands while also stewarding the diverse and important habitats and species on those properties, including many that are threatened and endangered.

To protect and enhance our lands, we work in close partnership with various private and public entities, such as the University of California, San Francisco Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve . We also work hand-in-hand with several nonprofits including Access Adventure, Rush Ranch Educational Council, Bay Area Ridge Trail Council, Napa-Solano Audubon and the Solano Resource Conservation District.

 

Grazing on our lands is also important to our mission. Grazing continues historic use patterns, helps control invasive weeds to improve native plant communities and provides a source of income for property maintenance.

We hope you will explore our lands. Protect the legacy of Solano County's open spaces by supporting Solano Land Trust. Please donate now!


PROPERTY


ACRES


HABITAT TYPE

YEAR
ACQUIRED


PRIMARY PARTNERS

Eastern Swett Ranch

1,433

Grassland, serpentine grassland, oak woodland and riparian

2005

Bay Area Ridge Trail Council, PG&E


Jepson Prairie Preserve

1,566

Vernal pool, wetland and grassland

1997

UC Davis Natural Reserve System


King Ranch

1,617

Grassland, serpentine grassland, oak woodland and riparian

2002

Bay Area Ridge Trail Council, PG&E


Lynch Canyon

1,039

Grassland, oak woodland and riparian

1994-1996

Bay Area Ridge Trail Council, Solano County


Paradise Valley

10

Oak woodland and riparian

1991

City of Fairfield


Rockville Trails Preserve

1,500

Grassland, oak woodland, rocky outcrops

2011-2012

City of Fairfield, Green Valley Landowners Association, Solano County


Rush Ranch Open Space

2,071

Tidal marsh and upland grasses

1988

San Francisco Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Rush Ranch Educational Council, Access Adventure


Vallejo Swett Ranch

906

Grassland, serpentine grassland, oak woodland and riparian

2005

Bay Area Ridge Trail Council, PG&E


Wilcox Ranch

1,498

Vernal pool, wetland and grassland

2005

Creed Energy Center, LLC (Calpine Corporation)


Conservation Easements

8,545

Agricultural/Habitat

1998-2012

Individual Landowners


Total Protected & Held

20,185


Additional land preserved and transferred to the State as part of the San Pablo Bay National Wildlife Refuge (Cullinan Ranch)

2,085

Marsh

1991

US Fish and Wildlife Service


Total Protected Acreage

22,270