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Audubon Canyon Ranch stewards 5,000 acres of tidal flats, marshlands, coastal prairie, oak woodlands, grassland, chaparral, mixed evergreen forests, and redwood groves across 26 properties in Marin and Sonoma counties.

Bouverie Preserve

Photo credit: Wendy Coy

500+ acres in the Sonoma Valley

Located in Sonoma County’s Valley of the Moon, Bouverie Preserve is home to diverse native ecosystems including oak woodlands, mixed evergreen forests, riparian woodlands, chaparral, and grasslands.

Cypress Grove Research Center

The perfect hub to study ecology at many scales

Our preserves along the Tomales Bay shoreline—most notably Olema Marsh, Toms Point, Walker Creek Delta, and Cypress Grove—protect valuable habitat in West Marin and offer the perfect hub for our conservation science studies.

Photo credit: Nils Warnock

Fire Forward Hub

Photo credit: Sasha Berleman

A hub for learning about prescribed fire

Fire Forward, our prescribed fire program, operates from a centralized Petaluma facility with room for a 40-person classroom able to accommodate professionals dropping in on individual courses to expand their skills.

M.F.K. Fisher’s Last House

A treasured two-room palazzino for a great American writer

M.F.K. Fisher wrote 13 books during her residence in her ‘Last House’ on the Bouverie Preserve. It was here in the Sonoma Valley that she welcomed friends such as Julia Child, James Beard, and Maya Angelou.

Photo credit: M.F.K. Fisher Literary Trust

Martin Griffin Preserve

Photo credit: Richard James

Four rugged canyons, a rich coastal wetland

On the 1,000 acre Martin Griffin Preserve in West Marin, mixed evergreen forests blanket slopes overlooking the Bolinas Lagoon, open hillsides support grasslands and coastal scrub, and freshwater habitats nestle in canyon floors.

Modini Preserve

Sweeping Vistas and Remote Wilderness

In the wilds of northern Sonoma County lies thousands of acres of protected lands. The gateway to this natural landscape is the Modini Preserve. The preserve totals 3,000 acres and sits on the slopes of the Mayacamas Mountains near Healdsburg.

Photo credit: Wendy Coy

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