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For Land and Community

Established in 1996, LandPaths is a nonprofit community conservation organization with the mission of fostering a love of the land in Sonoma County.

Diverse by design, we achieve this through three core initiatives:

  • Rooting youth in nature
  • Branching out conservation for everyone
  • Growing community with nature

Important: Read our response to the COVID-19 pandemic here.

Our Initiatives

Get Kids Outside

Rooting Youth in Nature

Play in nature reduces stress, promotes healthy sleep, enhances creativity and self-respect in children. Learning in nature has been proven to improve academic achievement, problem solving, social awareness and enthusiasm for school.

We reduce the barriers and expand opportunities to get outside so that more children can reap the benefits found in nature.


Branching Out Conservation for Everyone

We expand the percentage of people in Sonoma County who benefit from healthy land, understand the value of nature, and cultivate a sense of reciprocity with the environment. We welcome new perspectives and believe it is our job to expand the conservation movement to the larger community.

Community Care

Growing Community with Nature

As we face a climate crisis, LandPaths more than ever believes in the importance of forging essential connections between people and the land. From stewardship opportunities to multi-day treks across the land to community gardens and collective gatherings in nature, we address community care from many angles. Every one equally important.

Featured Outings

Stewardship Workday at Ocean Song

Friday, April 24; 9am to 1pm
Leaders: LandPaths stewardship staff

Lend a hand at LandPaths’ newest preserve! With it’s beautiful native grasslands, lush gardens, oak woodlands, and views for miles, Ocean Song is an ecological and cultural treasure.

Join us for a morning of stewardship and community at this beautiful preserve!

Tasks may include garden stewardship, grassland restoration, or infrastructure maintainence


Stewardship Workday at Riddell Preserve

Saturday, April 25; 9am to 1pm

Leaders: LandPaths stewardship staff

Come make history with LandPaths!  During the next three years, LandPaths is installing a brand spankin’ new trail system and you can be a part of it.  New trails will be used for LandPaths educational and outings programs. By helping build these trails, you will be a part of the Riddell Preserve forever!

 Trail work includes maintenance of exisiting trails, brushing vegetation, cutting bench, building structures, and clearing dirt off the trail.  There are tasks for everyone!


CANCELLED: For the Love of the Land: Open Mic at Rancho Mark West

Friday, March 27; 5:30pm to 9pm

Express yourself and your love for the land with an open mic session at Rancho Mark West. Surrounded by 120 acres of Redwoods, flowing creeks, and open space, we will take some time to give thanks to the life around us. We’ll start our night with a hike through the redwoods, followed by an Open Mic Session where you will have the opportunity to express your love of the land through poetry, spoken word, art, and music.


LandPaths' Family Trek

Saturday, May 23 – Sunday, May 24

Leaders: LandPaths trek docents

Families of all ages are invited to join LandPaths on a 2-day Trek beginning and ending at Shell Beach, near Jenner. From the coast we will walk five miles inland to a secluded privately owned ranch on the edge of Willow Creek State Park for an overnight of camping, storytelling, good food and a starry night around a fire. Families will be able to wander, play, and relax along the beautiful salmon-bearing Willow Creek. After a leisurely Sunday morning families will hike back to the coast over our beautiful coastal hills and through spring flowers.


Stories + News

Stories from the Field

Aventuras en cuervos, canto de pájaros y compostaje

Durante las próximas semanas, mientras todxs nos refugiamos en lugar el condado de Sonoma, compartimos historias alentadoras del personal de LandPaths sobre cómo están descubriendo la naturaleza oculta y no tan …

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Un Mensaje de Director Ejecutivo Craig Anderson

Queridxs amigxs, Se les extraña. Echamos de menos el zumbido de la actividad en un día de trabajo; Echamos de menos la incomodidad de la mañana seguida …

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A Message from Executive Director Craig Anderson

Dear Friends, We miss you.  We miss the hum of activity at a stewardship workday; We miss the morning awkwardness followed by warm, familial feelings in the …

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