Travel Writer Nancy D. Brown, http://www.nancydbrown.com, visits Rush Ranch in Suisun Valley, California. This working cattle ranch is owned & managed by Solano Land Trust. The historic ranch offers kid-friendly activities, horses, bird and wildlife viewing.
And he's off!! That tenacious young Brown Pelican with the horrible, horrible pouch and bill wounds we treated recently just got released! He is now sporting big blue band "N75," so keep your eyes out for him flying the coast!
Watch this video and get an idea of the day-to-day work done by the good people (mostly volunteers) at The Bird Rescue Center in Santa Rosa, CA — whose mission is the rescue, rehabilitation and release of orphaned, ill and injured wild, native birds of Sonoma County, CA.
This Northern Red-Shafted Flicker came to us on January 14, 2017 after a window-strike in Healdsburg. She had congested breathing and a broken coracoid on the left side. This is bone that acts sort of like a trunk holding the wing up, attaching to the bulk of the body, and allowing for flight. It is a common injury for window-strike victims, songbirds and raptors alike. We've developed a certain way to wrap these injured wings to allow them to heal back to a normal position. After having the wing wrapped, we had to do some physical therapy until our largest aviary was available. As soon as we could, we got her in that large flight space and just days later she was ready to go! She was released just one month after admit in the found area by one of our resident handler and rehab hard release volunteers, Jeanette Thorpe.
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Filmed by Jeffery R. Martin in Solano County, California in 2014 and 2015, this HD film features a wide diversity of bird life that occurs in the convergence of several habitats: Oak Woodland, Riparian Woodland, and Savannah Grassland. Copyright (C) 2015, Jeffery R. Martin, All Rights Reserved. You may correspond with the filmmaker at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eight million birds migrate along the Pacific Flyway each year, but without adequate wintering habitat in California, the Pacific Flyway would quickly collapse. 95 percent of the wetlands they depend on are gone. These birds now depend on farms for their habitat and survival. Our last hope for saving the Pacific Flyway is to work with farmers. The Nature Conservancy and its partners are working with farmers in California to manage their lands to provide critical habitat for migratory birds and keep their working farms in production. We can have both farms and birds. Helping farmers be good stewards of their lands and water helps them keep their farms in production.
Joshua Carrera's story may have started out like that of most kids growing up in the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn. But it sure takes a different turn. At age 17, Josh joined The Nature Conservancy's Leaders in Environmental Action for the Future (LEAF) Program. He spent 4 weeks in Vermont -- an experience that changed his life forever.
International Bird Rescue (IBR) has been saving seabirds and other aquatic birds around the world since 1971. Bird Rescue's team of specialists operates two year-round aquatic bird rescue centers in California, which care for over 5,000 birds every year, and has led oiled wildlife rescue efforts in over 200 oil spills in more than a dozen countries. Find out more: http://bird-rescue.org/
The 4H Beekeepers in Solano County are all about learning to work with bees, among other animals. These kids fearlessly dive in and brave the buzzing hives in order to tend to their queens and harvest honey and wax to make amazing bee products! Check out their story!
Wide open spaces are a dominant characteristic of the Solano County landscape, but with California's population expected to grow by 11 million new residents by 2030, open space preservation cannot be taken for granted. Solano Land Trust has been in the vanguard of protecting Solano County's open space since 1986. To date, SLT has permanently protected 22,270 acres of natural areas and agricultural lands while also stewarding the diverse and important habitats and species on those properties, including many that are threatened and endangered.
To protect and enhance our lands, we work in close partnership with various private and public entities, such as the University of California, San Francisco Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve . We also work hand-in-hand with several nonprofits including Access Adventure, Rush Ranch Educational Council, Bay Area Ridge Trail Council, Napa-Solano Audubon and the Solano Resource Conservation District.
Grazing on our lands is also important to our mission. Grazing continues historic use patterns, helps control invasive weeds to improve native plant communities and provides a source of income for property maintenance.
We hope you will explore our lands. Protect the legacy of Solano County's open spaces by supporting Solano Land Trust. Please donate now!
The mission of Solano Land Trust is to protect land to ensure a healthy environment, keep ranching and farming families on their properties, and inspire a love of the land.
Founded in 1986 as the Solano County Farmlands and Open Space Foundation, the group changed its name in 2004 to the Solano Land Trust. 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 22,161 acres of natural areas and agricultural lands to date.
Our anchor properties at Jepson Prairie Preserve, King-Swett Ranches, Lynch Canyon, Rush Ranch and Rockville Trails 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.