What We Do

We foster a love of the land in Sonoma County

LandPaths is an environmental education and conservation leader with the mission is to foster a love of the land in Sonoma County. We believe everyone should have access to the awe and inspiration of nature. Read more.

Outings and Stewardship Calendar

Now Hiring: Development Manager 

Updated Covid Policies

Initiatives

Rooting Youth in Nature

LandPaths significantly reduces the barriers and expands opportunities to get outside so that youth can experience wonder, joy, awe, belonging, and a sense of stewardship 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.

Community Care

Growing Community with Nature

Facing the challenges like catastrophic fire and drought dramatically increased by climate change, LandPaths more than ever believes in  forging care and connection between people and the land. From stewardship days for all ages to conservation workforce training, we address community care with curiosity, determination, and creativity.

Featured Outings

Garden Stewardship Day at Jeff's Garden

Date: Saturday, July 9

Time: 9am to 12pm

Place: Jeff’s Garden at Andy’s Unity Park

LandPaths’ garden and community hub in southwest Santa Rosa welcomes you! Our half-acre community teaching garden at Andy’s Unity Park in southwest Santa Rosa, is a place where the neighbors like you grow food, tend the land, practice organic gardening, connect with the natural world, and gather together for positive action and belonging. The garden was renamed in 2020 to honor Moorland community member Jeff Bodwin, It would not exist without his dedication and commitment.

Stewardship tasks vary with the season: prepping beds with compost, planting organic vegetable starts, harvesting vegetables, pruning fruit trees, and more! We have something for everyone to do, so bring the whole family!

Find out more and register here!

Volunteer Stewardship Day at Bohemia Preserve

Day: Thursday, July 14
Time: 9am to 2:30pm
Leaders: Ben Bravo and Eric Schoohs

You are warmly invited to lend a hand at Bohemia Ecological Preserve for the health of the forest, soil, and grasslands! This 1,000 acre protected, open space, people-powered preserve in West Sonoma County teems with old-growth forest, oak woodlands, native grasslands, and a legendary waterfall. Several endangered and at-risk species live here, including northern spotted owls, red tree voles, and Pennell’s bird’s beak.

Come on out and join our friendly stewardship staff and help keep the land healthy and resilient in the face of wildfire and other climate-change aggravated challenges, and have fun outdoors with like-minded people! Bohemia Ecological Preserve is located on the ancestral territory of the Coast Miwok, past, present, and future.

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Let's Read Outside: Stories in the Garden

Date: Every Friday through summer (except for July 1)

Time: 10am to 11:30am

Place: Bayer Farm, Santa Rosa

Free and for families with children ages 0 – 6.

Join us for an exciting, outdoor, literary adventure geared towards young children ages 0-6yrs and their families/caregivers. We will share and aloud reading session at Bayer Farm, heart of Roseland, while enjoying the beauty of the garden. All participating children will walk away with a book at the end of each session to add to their collection at home. Participants will also enter a raffle for a chance to win a special hand-made reading quilt donated by our partners at Santa Rosa Quilting Guild! Most books and events will be bilingual, in English and Spanish. Pre-registration is required.

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Volunteer Stewardship at Riddell Preserve

Date: Friday, June 24

Time: 9am to 2:30pm

Place: Riddell Preserve, Healdsburg

Leaders: LandPaths’ Stewardship Specialists

You are warmly invited to lend a hand at Riddell Preserve! This 400-acre preserve above Healdsburg’s Dry Creek Valley teems with madrones, redwoods, bays, native wildflowers and other plants, birds, and so much more! Together, we can steward the land to help it be resilient in the face of the impacts of climate change, especially wildfire. Plus, it’s fun to get outside with like-minded people, giving back to the land that gives so much to us.

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Stories + News

Stories from the Field

A family smiles with the red barn at Bayer Farm in the background. In the foreground of the photo is a table full of tomatoes, squash, corn, and other vegetables harvested at Bayer Farm that day.

LandPaths receives $700,000 Outdoor Equity Grants Program grant from California State Parks.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  June 16, 2022  Contact: Leilani Clark, Communications Lead  Email: leilani@landpaths.org   Cell: (707) 332-4736  LandPaths receives $700,000 Outdoor Equity Grants Program grant from California State …

LandPaths receives $700,000 Outdoor Equity Grants Program grant from California State Parks. Read Article

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Covid Policies at LandPaths

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For 25 years LandPaths has actively worked for land and community in Sonoma County. Our commitment is further strengthened during the immense mental, physical, and financial challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic. Since March of 2020, when shelter-in-place …

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Hundreds of Roseland Middle Schoolers Get Outside with LandPaths’ Inspired Forward

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“This is gorgeous!” declares an 8th grader from Roseland Accelerated Middle School, looking across the waves of native grasslands billowing towards stands of redwood, oak, madrone, and bay trees, underneath a blue sky stippled with clouds at Bohemia Ecological Preserve. The Dutch Bill Watershed, where Bohemia is located, is the …

Hundreds of Roseland Middle Schoolers Get Outside with LandPaths’ Inspired Forward Read Article

Call for QTBIPOC Artists and General Volunteers for Queer and Trans Youth and Allies Camps

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LandPaths’ Queer and Trans Youth + Allies (QTYA) Camp in Sonoma County, Northern California, is looking for QTBIPOC guest artists to volunteer this summer! Guest Artists are …

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