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Bouverie Preserve (ACR)

Bouverie Preserve of Audubon Canyon Ranch

Audubon Canyon Ranch is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit environmental conservation and education organization. It was founded in 1962 to safeguard Bolinas Lagoon from irresponsible development, leading the way for the protection of Tomales Bay. 


Today, Audubon Canyon Ranch acts as guardian of four main nature preserves in Marin, Sonoma and Lake counties. These 5,000 acres of tidal flats, marshlands, coastal prairie, oak woodlands and redwood groves provide significant habitat to wildlife and have been placed in our care by generous donors to steward and protect in perpetuity.


ACR's programs and preserves are made possible thanks to the contribution of thousands of hours of volunteer service, and donations from caring individuals, foundations and businesses. Consider becoming a member of ACR today!  


About Bouverie Preserve, Glen Ellen

ACR's Bouverie Preserve near Glen Ellen, California, is home to diverse native ecosystems including oak woodlands, mixed evergreen forests, riparian woodlands, chaparral and grasslands. 


Located in Sonoma County's Valley of the Moon, the Preserve's 535-acre landscape is dominated by Stuart Creek. Four distinct plant communities—forming a transect from valley floor to near ridge top—are represented within the Preserve boundaries. These communities include oak woodland, mixed evergreen forest, riparian woodland and chaparral. Because of this diversity, the Preserve is home to a rich combination of plants and animals, including 130 species of birds, 350 species of flowering plants, and numerous large mammals such as the bobcat, gray fox, coyote and mountain lion.


In the fall and spring, Bouverie Preserve hosts its well-regarded elementary school education program, which serves thousands of schoolchilden every year. These programs were inspired by David Bouverie, who was enthusiastic about ACR’s education programs and wanted his lands to be used to educate and inspire children.


For more information, call 415.868.9244, email ACR or visit our website today!

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