1996 - 2021

Celebrating 25 years

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

We do this by:

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

Check out our brand new 25th Anniversary video!

Grove of Old Trees Temporary Closure

The Grove of Old Trees parking area is closed to the public.  Please check back for updates.

Covid-19 Response – Updated September 1, 2021

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.

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 volunteer stewardship workdays for all ages to conservation workforce training for the Young Stewards, we address community care with boundless curiosity and determination.

Featured Outings

Vamos Afuera: Grove of Old Trees

fecha: sábado, noviembre de 20

hora: 9am to 2:30pm

lider: Guadalupe Casco, especialista de campo


LandPaths los/as invita a conocer a los árboles gigantes de la reserva ecológica, The Grove of Old Trees (o Huerto de Arboles Antiguos) con el programa de Vamos Afuera. Aprenderemos acerca de estos bellos gigantes y su función ecológica mientras exploramos en comunidad. Este santuario de 48 acres es una joya escondida en las colinas al oeste de la ciudad de Occidental.

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Volunteer Stewardship Workday at Bohemia Ecological Preserve

Day: Friday, October 22, 2021

Time: 8am to 12pm

Tasks for this workday: During this workday, we will focus on clearing material from culverts and water infrastructure to prepare our roads and trails for the rainy season

We hope you can join us!

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Volunteer Stewardship Workday at Riddell Preserve

Day: Friday, October 29, 2021

Time: 8am to 12pm

Help us care for the land while exploring the beautiful Riddell Preserve, a 400-acre wonderland above Dry Creek with magnificent native grasslands, pure madrone stands, redwood fairy rings, and perennial springs! The Douglas fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) is a native conifer but due to the lack of fire on the land they grow very fast and grow in dense stands. If left unchecked they can overshadow our oak woodlands and become a fuel ladder. Our goal for today is to act like fire and cut down the small Douglas firs that are growing underneath the oaks and madrones. This not only helps support biodiversity in the oak woodlands but it also makes the forest a bit more fire resilient.

Stories + News

Stories from the Field

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 …

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A group of people hiking in Yosemite with a towering mountain in the background

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Story by Senior Bilingual Field Specialist Guadalupe Casco Haga clic en español en la esquina superior derecha de este sitio web para leer esta historia en español …

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Harvest Festival at Bayer Neighborhood Park and Gardens

Harvest Festival and LandPaths 25th Anniversary Celebration Day: Saturday, September 11, 2021 Location: Bayer Neighborhood Park and Gardens, 1550 West Ave., Santa Rosa, CA 95407  Time: 9 AM – 3 PM  Schedule 10am – …

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