Groups Celebrate Purchase of Historic Sonoma County Property: Stewarts Point Ranch
6/30/2010--This week the Pacific Forest Trust and Save the Redwoods League completed the initial purchase of Stewarts Point Ranch, one of the most important unprotected coastal redwood tracts along the Sonoma County coastline.
Transfer of the land to interim ownership by Save the Redwoods League is an important next step in our efforts to conserve the oceanfront property and its heritage as a productive, sustainably managed working forest that was part of the historic “Rancho German,” one of the last Mexican land grants.
Stewarts Point Ranch is a stunning, 871-acre property situated along a full mile of scenic bluffs adjoining the Pacific Ocean. It also contains a significant stretch of the South Fork of the Gualala River, considered critical for its salmon habitat. Its other outstanding features include 750 acres of well-managed coastal redwood and Douglas-fir forest — with notable remaining old growth — sustained by its longtime owners, Arch and Jack Richardson, through a family trust....
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