Solano Land Trust

Solano Land Trust is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is the preservation of agricultural lands, open space, and resources through the acquisition of land and conservation easements, education, and land management. Since its founding in 1986, Solano Land Trust has permanently protected 19,403 acres of land for the current and future residents of Solano County.

The mission of Solano Land Trust is to permanently protect and preserve farmland, ranchland and open space in Solano County through the acquisition of land and agricultural conservation easements, education, and land management.

Founded in 1986 as the Solano County Farmlands and Open Space Foundation, the group changed its name in 2004 to the Solano Land Trust. The Solano Land Trust was established as a result of litigation involving open space advocates, land developers and a municipal government. This unusual genesis created a board that reflects all sides of land-use issues united in the mission to preserve the agricultural legacy and natural landscapes of Solano County. Using innovative, non-confrontational techniques, SLT has permanently protected 19,403 acres of natural areas and agricultural lands to date.

Our anchor properties at Jepson Prairie Preserve, King-Swett Ranches, Lynch Canyon and Rush Ranch represent the rich and varied landscape that makes Solano County unique. From rare vernal pools to tidal marsh wetlands to rolling serpentine grasslands, our properties serve an important role in preserving these habitats for residents in the local community, the Greater Bay Area and all of California.

Working in close partnership with landowners, state and federal agencies, cattle and sheep grazers, nonprofits and our many dedicated volunteers, Solano Land Trust will continue to protect and preserve Solano County’s farmland, ranchland, and open space well into the future.

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Contact Solano Land Trust

Nicole Byrd
Executive Director
1001 Texas Street
Suite C
Fairfield, California  94533-5723
Phone: (707) 432-0150
Fax: (707) 432-0151


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Solano County, California

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