by Ingrid Spetz
As I walk along the levee that is the juncture between old tidal marsh and new, listening to the songs of the birds exploring this changing land, I reflect upon the aspects of my life that mirror the landscape before me. I notice little seedlings sprouting up on the new ground and think about all that has gone into providing them this opportunity to take root and grow, so that they in turn may provide habitat for other living things as this ecosystem develops and flourishes.
by Trevor George
The Valley Fire in mid-September was the third-worst fire in California history. The destruction and loss of life, homes, infrastructure and habitat are consequences that are still acutely being felt today. Hot, dry weather and a sudden windstorm fueled flames that barreled through forests and neighborhoods. Now, communities are coming together to heal, rebuild and learn from the catastrophe.
Sonoma Land Trust is a local nonprofit based in Santa Rosa, CA, that conserves scenic, natural, agricultural and open lands in Sonoma County for the benefit of the community and future generations. This blog focuses on SLT's stewardship team, whose members do hands-on work to directly protect, restore, and safeguard the land for generations to come.