About the Laguna

Laguna Links

This is a small collection of related websites that we find helpful. (Websites open in new window)

Audubon Canyon Ranch (ACR)
http://www.egret.org
Audubon Canyon Ranch preserves, protects and manages their properties as sanctuaries for native plants and animals. The Ranch educates children and adults about the natural environment and the need to protect it, through the use and enjoyment of ACR sanctuaries. They also support research and conservation efforts that enhance the preservation and management of the natural resources of the sanctuaries.

Bouverie Preserve
http://www.egret.org
In Glen Ellen, Audubon Canyon Ranch (ACR) manages the Bouverie Preserve, which encompasses over 500 acres of Oak woodland, Mixed Evergreen forest, Riparian woodland, and Chaparral. The preserve is home to a rich combination of plants and animals. In addition to conservation, Bouverie Preserve conducts a comprehensive Education Program aimed at children in the third and fourth grades. Public access to the preserve is provided through Guided Nature Walks, where individuals of all ages can attend docent-led walks which explore the beauty and history of the preserve.
California Coastal Conservancy
http://www.coastalconservancy.ca.gov
Acts with others to preserve, protect and restore the resources of the California Coast; their vision is of a beautiful, restored and accessible coastline. This agency provided major funding for the Foundation’s Laguna Ecosystem Restoration Management Plan, having seen the plan as an important part of its larger goal.
California Invasive Plant Council (Cal-IPC)
http://www.cal-ipc.org
Across California, natural areas are invaded by nonnative pest plants. These invasive plants degrade native habitat needed by wildlife, consume precious water, increase wildfire and flood danger, and destroy productive range and timber lands. Cal-IPC works to protect California’s native habitats through research, restoration, and education. As a 510(c)3 nonprofit organization, it provides information to land managers, gardeners, and policy makers.
California Native Plant Society, Milo Baker Chapter (CNPS-MB)
http://www.cnpsmb.org
The chapter, which is named after a famous Santa Rosa botanist, is located in Northern California’s beautiful Sonoma County. CNPS is a statewide organization whose goals are to increase understanding and appreciation of California’s native plants and to preserve them and their natural habitats for future generations.
California Society of Ecological Restoration (SERCAL)
http://www.sercal.org

SERCAL is a non-profit membership based organization dedicated to bringing about the recovery of damaged California ecosystems. To this end, the organization’s activities are focused on the presentation of conferences, symposia, workshops, field trips and other educational activities dealing with the many different aspects involved in restoration of California native habitats.
Coast Walk
http://www.coastwalk.org
Coast walk believes that through stewardship of the California coast, people can find a balance between their profound need to experience the coast and the need to preserve its fragile environment. They are a grassroots, non-profit organization that inspires, educates and advocates for both coastal protection and access. They create a community of stewards through their unique coastal hiking experiences and their work to complete and sustain the California Coastal Trail. The California Coastal Trail will stretch continuously from the Oregon to the Mexican Borders, connecting cities and towns, historic sites and natural landscapes of beaches, bluffs, bays, estuaries, and mountains.
Cotati Creek Critters (CCC)
http://www.cotaticreekcritters.info
Cotati Creek Critters is a grassroots citizens’ group, fiscally sponsored by the Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation, and is dedicated to preserving and restoring the Cotati stretches of the Laguna channel.
Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria
http://www.gratonrancheria.com/index.htm
In 1992 the tribe was established as the Federated Coast Miwok; then upon restoration, renamed the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria. The tribe consists of both Coast Miwok and Southern Pomo people. Tribal ancestors existed for thousands of years with territorial lands which include all of Marin and southern Sonoma counties.
Greenbelt Alliance
http://www.greenbelt.org
Greenbelt Alliance is a land conservation and non profit group whose mission is to make the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area a better place to live by protecting the region’s greenbelt and improving the livability of its cities and towns. Since 1958 we have worked in partnership with diverse coalitions on public property policy development, advocacy and education.
Leadership Institute for Ecology and the Economy
http://www.ecoleader.org
The Institute works to educate future and current leaders, as well as the local community, on the need to integrate environmental, economic, and social equity issues, and provides supportive information that will help them sustain our quality of life for future generations.
Madrone Audubon Society
http://audubon.sonoma.net
The Madrone Audubon Society, a Sonoma County Chapter of the National Audubon Society, is a non-profit organization which promotes education, enjoyment, and protection of the natural world, especially birds. Their members, volunteers, and board seek to involve the community in these endeavors.
Open Space Water Resource Protection Land Use (O.W.L. Foundation)
http://owlfoundation.net
The O.W.L. Foundation is a non-profit, 501(c) 3 California corporation, made up of Sonoma County residents who became alarmed at the dangerous water crisis growing in Sonoma County. Numerous areas in the County have been declared “water scarce”; other areas, previously considered “water rich”, are now in groundwater overdraft.

PRBO Conservation Science
http://www.prbo.org
PRBO Conservation Science’s 125 staff and seasonal scientists apply bird ecology studies to conserve birds, other wildlife and ecosystems in western North America, the North Pacific Ocean and beyond (formerly known as Point Reyes Bird Observatory, or PRBO).

Pro Flowers Blog: How to Attract Hummingbirds
http://www.proflowers.com/blog/how-to-attract-hummingbirds/
Whether you’ve spent months perfecting flowerbeds, trimming the hedges and clipping the grass for a magazine-perfect backyard, or are just getting started on your outdoor oasis, the sight of tiny hummingbirds flitting through the air is like icing on the cake to any outdoor area.

Russian Riverkeeper
http://www.russianriverkeeper.org

Russian Riverkeeper advocates, educates, and upholds our environmental laws to ensure the protection and restoration of the Russian River for the health and benefit of all who use and enjoy it!
San Francisco Bay Area Joint Venture
http://www.sfbayjv.org
The San Francisco Bay Joint Venture (SFBJV) is one of eighteen Joint Ventures established under The Migratory Bird Treaty Act and funded under the annual Interior Appropriations act. It brings together public and private agencies, conservation groups, development interests, and others to restore wetlands and wildlife habitat in San Francisco Bay watersheds and along the Pacific coasts of San Mateo, Marin and Sonoma counties.
Sierra Club Redwood Chapter
http://redwood.sierraclub.org
The Sierra Club is one of the largest and oldest environmental organizations in the country. The Club’s purpose is to protect and restore wild places, public health and wildlife for future generations. It is a non-profit, member supported, public interest organization that promotes conservation by influencing public policy decisions--legislative, administrative, legal and electoral.

Society of Wetland Scientists
http://www.sws.org/
The Society of Wetland Scientists promotes understanding, conservation, scientifically based management, and sustainable use of wetlands.

Sonoma County - Dining, Lodging, and Events
http://www.sonoma.com/

Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District
http://www.sonoma-county.org/opensp/index.asp
The District conserves farmland, greenbelts between cities, wildlife habitat, and land for public recreation in Sonoma County.
Sonoma County Conservation Council
http://www.envirocentersoco.org
In 1984, a federation of local conservation groups formed in Sonoma County, and became a charitable non-profit. Their aim is to pool resources to protect and enhance the county’s environment. It supports the work of member organizations, serves as an information and referral service and provides opportunity for ad hoc groupings to work on specific issues. It is operated by volunteers.
Sonoma County Transportation and Land-Use Coalition
http://sonomatlc.org
On this website, they attempt to explain some of the shortcomings of the auto-centric approaches that dominate our lives. At the same time they present constructive alternatives that are realistic and economic.
Sonoma County Water Agency (SCWA)
http://www.scwa.ca.gov
The mission of Sonoma County Water Agency is to effectively manage the water resources in its care for the benefit of people and the environment through resource and environmental stewardship, technical innovation and responsible fiscal management. The Water Agency provides water supply, flood protection and sanitation services for the County of Sonoma.
Sonoma Land Trust (SLT)
http://www.sonomalandtrust.org
The mission of Sonoma Land Trust is to provide permanent protection of Sonoma County land, its natural beauty and its biotic resources, offering stewardship, education, and guidance for the preservation and enhancement of agricultural, natural, scenic and open space lands.

Sotoyome Resource Conservation District
http://sotoyomercd.org
The Sotoyome Resource Conservation District is committed to improving the sustainability of natural resources by developing leadership, exchanging of information, providing technical assistance, and implementing projects that balance environmental and economic interests.

State of the Birds, 2014 Report
http://www.stateofthebirds.org/
This fourth State of the Birds report highlights the enormous contributions private landowners make to bird and habitat conservation, and opportunities for increased contributions. Roughly 60% of land area in the United States (1.43 billion acres) is privately owned by millions of individuals, families, organizations, and corporations, including 2 million ranchers and farmers and about 10 million woodland owners. More than 100 species have 50% or more of their U.S. breeding distribution on private lands. 

Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods
http://www.stewardsofthecoastandredwoods.org
Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods, formerly known as Stewards of Slavianka promotes education, preservation and restoration of the natural and cultural resources of Russian River area state parks in partnership with the California Department of Parks and Recreation through interpretation and public stewardship.

Trout Unlimited (TU)
http://www.northbay-tu.org
The North Bay Chapter is a non-profit organization serving anglers and environmentally conscious friends in an ongoing effort to fulfill the mission of Trout Unlimited: to conserve, protect and restore North America’s trout and salmon fisheries and their watersheds.

The Xceres Society
http://www.xerces.org/
The Xerces Society is a nonprofit organization that protects wildlife through the conservation of invertebrates and their habitat. Established in 1971, the Society is at the forefront of invertebrate protection worldwide, harnessing the knowledge of scientists and the enthusiasm of citizens to implement conservation programs.

City Councils within the Laguna Watershed

Cotati City Council
http://www.ci.cotati.ca.us

Rohnert Park City Council
http://www.rpcity.org

Sebastopol City Council
http://www.ci.sebastopol.ca.us

Santa Rosa City Council
http://ci.santa-rosa.ca.us

Windsor City Council
http://www.ci.windsor.ca.us

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