The mission of Solano Land Trust is to protect land to ensure a healthy environment, keep ranching and farming families on their properties, and inspire a love of the land.
The work we do goes beyond conserving land; it’s also about ensuring people’s relationship to the land remains strong. We are committed to building a conservation and stewardship ethic in our community by supporting values based on common ground and engaging the future leaders and land stewards who will come after us to take care of this land.
Solano Land Trust was founded in 1986 as the Solano County Farmlands and Open Space Foundation as a result of open space advocates, land developers and a municipal government working together to benefit the whole community. This unusual genesis created the structure for a board of directors that reflects all sides of land-use issues united in the mission to preserve the agricultural legacy and natural landscapes of Solano County and enhance people’s relationship to the land.
With your support, Solano Land Trust has permanently protected over 22,000 acres of natural areas and agricultural lands.
Our properties - Jepson Prairie Preserve, King-Swett Ranches, Lynch Canyon, Rush Ranch and Rockville Trails - represent the rich and varied landscape that makes Solano County unique. From rare vernal pools to tidal marsh wetlands to rolling oak woodlands, our properties serve an important role research, education, habitat restoration, and recreation in the local community, the Greater Bay Area and all of California.
Working in close partnership with landowners, local, state and federal agencies, cattle and sheep grazers, nonprofits, our dedicated volunteers, and supporters like you, we will continue to protect and preserve Solano County’s farmland, ranchland, and open space well into the future. We are proud to steward the ecological and cultural values for you and future generations. We have the honor and privilege of being your land trust, of providing public access to some of the most beautiful natural parks in Solano County.