Kashia Reserve Coastal Trail - Background
The 688-acre Kashia Coastal Reserve straddles both sides of Highway 1 immediately north of Salt Point State Park in northern Sonoma County.
The reserve is owned by the Kashia Band of Pomo Indians of the Stewarts Point Rancheria. It was purchased with support from the tribe, Sonoma County Ag + Open Space, the Trust for Public Land, California Natural Resources Agency, and State Coastal Conservancy.
Ag + Open Space provided $2.9 million toward the $6 million acquisition, and in return, received a conservation easement to permanently protect the property. In the same transaction, Regional Parks accepted a trail easement to provide public access to the coast. Ag + Open Space will provide Regional Parks with the initial funding to develop and operate the trail.
The property was owned by the Richardson family for several generations and used for ranching and logging.