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Ranch Lynch Canyon Jepson Prairie King-Swett Ranches of the Suisun Marsh, Rush Ranch st retches 0 acres of marsh and grassland. It is a stination for schoolchildren, hikers, b irders, ntists, scouts, and faith groups. Rus h oth a working cattle ranch and a rese rve San Francisco Bay National Estuarine Reserve. It is also home to two dyna mic nonprofits. The Rush Ranch Educati onal ovides outreach and educational pro grams ch. Access Adventure provides a hor seriage program for people with disabi lities. solar- and wind-powered Nature Cen ter quarters are available for classes, events, , conferences, retreats, and wedding s. The hum of traffic disappears as you step into Lynch Canyon’s 1,039 acres of grassland hi lls, spectacular views, oak woodlands, and a shaded trail along Lynch Creek. Nearly ten miles of multi-use trails await hikers, runners, birders, horseback riders, an d cyclists. The land is home to a wide variety of pla nts and animals, and well known for its winter raptors including golden eagles, and red-tailed and ferruginou s hawks. Solano Land Trust operates this working cat tle ranch in partnership with Solano County Park s. It has become a focal point for events and outdoor adventures such as docent-led bird and wildflower hi kes, a kite festival, and an annual trail run and commun ity hike. Under wide-open skies, the 1,566 ac res at Jepson Prairie transform each spring from dr y grasslands to vibrant wildflower displays. On sprin g weekends, trained Jepson docents introduce vis itors to the area’s wildflowers and the tiny and rare cre atures that live in vernal pools. Jepson Prairie is home to several threatened and endangered species s uch as the Delta green ground beetle, vernal pool fair y shrimp, and California tiger salamander. Purchase d by The Nature Conservancy in 1980 and transferred to Solano Land Trust in 1997, Jepson Prairie is one o f California’s premier vernal pool habitat. Solano L and Trust stewards this property in partnership with The Nature Conservancy, University of Californi a Natural Reserve System, and the Department of Fish and Game. Raptors soar above sloped grassland s, rocky outcrops, oak woodlands, and riparian corrido rs at the majestic King-Swett Ranches. Three working cattle ranches between I-80 and I-680 (King, Vallej o-Swett, and Eastern Swett) were combined and p rotected as the King-Swett Ranches. These 3,93 0 acres are now treasured by residents in neighb oring Vallejo, Benicia, Fairfield, and surrounding ar eas. There is no better view of the Suisun Marsh t han from atop King Ranch, and the views from the western edge of Vallejo-Swett include the Golden Ga te Bridge, Mount Tamalpais, and the San Francisco Ba y. Adventure into these lands on a docent-led hike and discover their treasures. T h i s l a n d i s y o u r l a n d . V i s i t o f t e n . te • hike • watch wildlife • ride a horse • take a carriage ride • bike • snap pictures • unwind • picnic • explore with your family • paint pictures • hunt for wildflowers • discover Solano Land Trust 2010 Photo credits on our website Join us! We need your help to preserve the watersheds, oak woodlands, vernal pool grasslands, and working farms and ranches that make our region unique. Your tax-deductible contributions help us to preserve precious lands, provide public recreation opportunities to kids and families, and steward our lands for generations to come. As a member you receive the Vistas newsletter, invitations to special events, and the knowledge that you are helping to protect working farms and natural areas in Solano County. Help us protect our quality of life. Join Solano Land Trust today! www.solanolandtrust.org This land is your land T h i s l a n d s y o u r l a n d www.solanolandtrust.org About Solano Land Trust Support the land Support Solano Land Trust Support the land Support Solano Land Trust Solano Land Trust is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that protects Solano County’s quality of life by preserving working farms and natural areas in our region. Since our founding in 1986, we have protected 19,892 acres of land, including 7,704 acres of working farms and ranches. We also steward 8,500 acres that are available for the public to visit. Every year thousands of families, school children, and others visit our properties to explore, play, and renew. lunteers are the heart of Solano Land Trust. Use your ent, experience, and passion to make a difference: lead urs and classes in the field; help with special events d outreach; get fresh air while helping to steward our ds; or contribute much appreciated project help in e office. We offer flexible hours, group and corporate ojects, internships for college credit, and supervised mmunity service for students. For information on a de range of volunteer opportunities contact volunrs@solanolandtrust.org or (707) 432-0150 x 200. Call for volunteers Solano Land Trust 1001 Texas Street, Suite C Fairfield, CA 94533 (707) 429-3529 info@solanolandtrust.org Bud Turner, WildLight Photography Explore • Play • Renew Val lejo Fai rf ield Va Sui sun Ci ty 80 680 80 King Ranch Rush Ranch Open Space Lynch Canyon Vall ej o Swet t Ranch Eas tern Swet t Ranch The Orchards (conservat i on easement) Grizzly Bay Mont ez uma Sl ough S u i s u n Ma r s h Sui sun Sl ou gh S O L A N O C O U N T Y N A P A C O U N T Y 0 Habitat Conservation & Public Access Habitat Con ervation & Docent-led Access Habitat Conse vation & No Public Access 113 v i l le Travis Air Force Base 12 113 Gr i zzly I sl and Jepson Prai r ie Preserve Wil cox Ranch East Pot rer o Hil l s Area shown on map SOLANO COUNTY 1 2 3 Miles This land is your land