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Bay Area Barns and Trails has reinstated its Grants Program! We are excited to be more actively able to carry on our mission of preserving and protecting barns and trail access in the Bay Area. For more information about our Grants Program please visit our Programs & Projects page.

Opportunities to help: BABT seeks to expand its Advisory Board to include Advisors from each county in the Bay Area. If you are interested in serving on our advisory board, or volunteering, please email us today.

Bay Area Barns and Trails (BABT) assists landowners and land managers with preservation and maintenance of publicly accessible barns, stables, pastures, staging areas, horse camps, and trails throughout Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Mateo, San Francisco, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma Counties.

HISTORY of Grant Making
Bay Area Barns and Trails was incorporated as a California non-profit corporation in November 1999. Since 2000 BABT has helped conservation minded equestrians preserve and restore natural areas and wildlife habitat, maintain parks and public open space, equestrian facilities, trails and trailheads by awarding $157,000 in matching funds to thirty-nine land trusts, agencies and/or equestrian organizations.

In launching BABT, and in keeping the vision alive for more than 13 years, Barbara has left us a remarkable legacy. We are grateful for Barbara's leadership and her many contributions to the equestrian communities of the Bay Area. As we head into a new era, we look forward to building on her accomplishments and continuing our mission of preservation. Click here to read more about Barbara.

Jacobs Ranch
This is one of four properties (flanking a fifth purchased by Sonoma County Regional Parks) which will create a chain of protected land across the north side of Sonoma Mountain that connects to Jack London State Park. Jacobs Ranch is a vast mosaic of diverse plant communities. Its open grasslands rise to 1500 feet. The former owner's family picnic area resides in a beautiful redwood grove not far from well-kept ranch buildings. Cooper's Grove protects one of the last and largest remaining redwood groves in the area. The property is home to raptors, ground nesting birds and a wide variety of wildlife. It features a mix of oak woodlands and open meadows, as well as the headwaters of the Matanzas Creek. Skiles and Wilroth properties are large parcels protected by District easements but portions have been donated or acquired to achieve a long-awaited public trail that will traverse the mountain. The first phase will begin in spring of 2010. Sonoma County Agriculture and Open Space District

Bay Area Barns and Trails is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization. Administrative, development and outreach expenses are underwritten by the Board of Directors and the Advisory Board.
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