Sonoma Land Trust

....to protect the land forever

Santa Rosa, CA   |  www.sonomalandtrust.org

Mission

Sonoma Land Trust conserves scenic, natural, agricultural and open land in Sonoma County for the benefit of the community and future generations.

Ruling year info

1976

Executive Director

Eamon O'Byrne

Main address

822 Fifth Street

Santa Rosa, CA 95404 USA

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EIN

51-0197006

NTEE code info

Land Resources Conservation (C34)

Water Resource, Wetlands Conservation and Management (C32)

Forest Conservation (C36)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Our lives depend on the actions, not of a few, but of all of us--and that we are only as safe as the most vulnerable among us. The same is true for protecting the health of our plant. Scientists tell us that between now and 2030 is our last best chance to begin to get it right. Sonoma Land Trust is using that urgency to guide our efforts. Our task as humans is not only to turn the corner on global greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, but also to ready ourselves for the impacts of a changed climate already underway. Nature provides the highest-impact climate solutions available. These solutions can simultaneously lessen flood risk, recharge groundwater, reduce risk of fire, on top of shrinking carbon dioxide emissions.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Land Protection and Acquisition

Sonoma Land Trust achieves long-term land protection by leveraging private and public funding in order to acquire undeveloped land and conservation easements

Population(s) Served
Adults

Stewardship of open space, including the restoration of conservation properties, for long-term land protection

Population(s) Served
Adults

Sonoma Land Trust offers a wide variety of activities, education and outreach aimed at engaging audiences as diverse as the lands and communities we represent. Our programs are designed to build a deep relationship with nature and open space so that we can work together to protect Sonoma County’s parks and ecosystems for future generations.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

Where we work

Accreditations

Land Trust Accreditation Commission 2019

Awards

National Land Trust Excellence Award 2019

Land Trust Alliance

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of acres of land protected

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Children and youth

Related Program

Land Protection and Acquisition

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Total acres conserved by Sonoma Land Trust by year.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Sonoma Land Trust

Board of directors
as of 07/21/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Marie Andel

Allison Sanford

Immediate Past Chair

Tim Portwood

Vice Chair

Scott Hafner

Vice Chair

Judy Scotchmoor

Secretary

Gregory Appling

Jennifer Bice

Simon Blattner

Robert Brent

Dianne Brinson

Clay Clement

Duncan Higgons

Steven Hightower

Quincey Tompkins Imhoff

Philip Jensen

Nancy Otto

Ellie Rilla

Wendy Smit

Gymmel Trembly

Lewis Warren

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 7/14/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/30/2022

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.