Saucelito Creek Wildlife Refuge, Sausalito

In 2016 MOST acquired a conservation easement on a two-acre open-space property in Sausalito’s Nevada Valley neighborhood. Threatened with development over the years, local residents worked with the city to ensure the land’s preservation. The nonprofit Open Space Sausalito acquired the land in 2016 by purchasing a 50-percent interest and receiving a donation of the other 50-percent interest from the City of Sausalito. The city donated its ownership share on the condition that the property was protected by a conservation easement.  The land contains a spring-fed freshwater creek accessed by abundant wildlife, including deer, coyotes, bobcats, foxes, woodrats, bats, and nesting and migrating birds. The property also connects to 50 acres of undeveloped land, including Cypress Ridge Open Space. Open Space Sausalito has been hard at work restoring the site by removing non-native vegetation and planting native plants.

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