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Duck’s Head Estero Americano

Duck’s Head, Estero Americano

Sonoma Land Trust’s 127 acre Estero Americano Preserve, along the Pacific Flyway, is considered one of the most important areas along the Northern California coast.  The Preserve’s fjord-like slopes and fragile wetlands host abundant wildlife: bat rays forage the mud flats as eagles and hawks hunt the brushy uplands.  The Land Trust purchased 87 acres in 1996 with funding assistance from the California State Coastal Conservancy and Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District, and added another 40 acres in 2001.  Our land stewardship provides for both carefully managed traditional grazing and ecological restoration of the land.