Jenner Headlands, one of the most spectacularly beautiful tracts of land on the entire Pacific Coast, was sold in 2009. Gualala Redwoods, Inc and two affiliated adjacent companies who were Jenner Headlands Ranch landowners sold their 5,630 acre spectacular Pacific coastal property at the mouth of the Russian River to the Sonoma Land Trust for $36 million.
Jenner Headlands Ranch, the spectacular 5,630 acre redwood ranch overlooking the Pacific Ocean at the mouth of the Russian River, was sold by Gualala Redwoods, Inc. and two affiliates to the Sonoma Land Trust for $36 million.
The Jenner Headlands Ranch extends from Sheephouse Creek to Russian Gulch north of Bodega Bay and San Francisco, and west of Santa Rosa, California. About 1,220 acres of the Jenner Headland's 5,630 acres is coastal prairie with nearly two miles of frontage on Highway One. The redwood timbered ridgelines offer spectacular views of the coast and the Russian River estuary. The Jenner Headlands Ranch landowners have been growing redwood trees and grazing cattle on the land since they bought the ranch in the early 1960’s. Sonoma Land Trust assembled 10 public and private partners to provide the $36 million through grants and loans in a difficult national economy with a state in financial crisis. The following agencies and organizations partnered with the Sonoma Land Trust to make the purchase a reality: the Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Coastal Estuarine Land Conservation Program, the California State Coastal Conservancy, the California Wildlife Conservation Board, the US Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Forest Legacy Program, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, the Wildlands Conservancy, the Save the Redwoods League, and the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.
Wildflowers at Jenner Headlands Ranch overlook the mouth of the Russian River at the Pacific Ocean.
The Russian River flows into the Pacific Ocean at Jenner Headlands Ranch.
Members of the Sonoma Land Trust and their partners hike and picnic at Jenner Headlands Ranch.