The Jenner community has a storied history of coastal conservation dating back to the 1960s, when the entire Russian River mouth area was threatened with massive dredging and full scale development of the hillsides surrounding the basin. The beautiful landscapes that surround Jenner now are the result of great labors which continue to this day.
Living in this place of great beauty and diversity also means we have a great responsibility to our wild neighbors. Two of those neighbors are our wonderful Harbor Seal colony, also our once abundant but now highly endangered Coho salmon, and Steelhead trout. The Jenner lagoon plays an important role in the protection of both salmonid and pinniped neighbors.
The club was and is deeply involved with the restoration of the woodlands and watersheds which surround Jenner. The Rule Ranch, roughly 6,000 acres which mostly surrounds Jenner, has been purchased by Sonoma Land Trust and managed by The Wildlands Conservancy which will keep it undeveloped for perpetuity.