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Quail Hill Forestlands

In 1998 the Harrington brothers donated a 90 acre conservation easement to Sonoma Land Trust.  The ridgetop forest land protected at Quail Hill supports magnificent oaks, fir and redwood.  No tree cutting, hunting or change to the topography will take place on this coastal hill property in the Freestone/Occidental area.  After many years of contention over the development of Quail Hill, the agreement to place a conservation easement over the forested portion of the land provided for both the owners’ economic needs and the community’s concern for habitat and scenic values.

The Sonoma Land Trust was established in 1976 to provide permanent protection of Sonoma County lands, their natural beauty and their biotic resources.  More than 12,000 acres have been preserved in the last quarter century, thanks to landowners and supporters who work with the Trust to protect the land forever.