Pulling Together

For the Land & 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

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Covid-19 Response – Updated April 30, 2021

LandPaths’ commitment to the health of everyone in our community has only strengthened during the mental, physical, and financial challenges of Covid-19.  We created these policies based on new OSHA requirements as well as research in best practices that includes input from the Center for Disease Control, California state and Sonoma County health directives, and LandPaths’ legal advisor. Click on the link below to read our updated Covid Policies. 

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.

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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

Día de las Madres: Exploración Familiar en La Reserva Ecológica Bohemia

  • Day/Día: Domingo, 9 de mayo
  • Time/Hora:

    grupo A: 9:30am-1:30pm

    grupo B: 10:00am-2pm

  • Líder: Guadalupe Casco/guadalupe@landpaths.org

  • Lugar: Bohemia Ecological Preserve, Occidental

En honor al Día de las Madres, les invitamos a salir y explorar la Reserva Ecológica Bohemia, una reserva ecológica de 1,000 acres ubicada en los bosques del oeste del condado de Sonoma.

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Post Fire Ecology at Riddell Preserve

  • Day: May 15, 2021
  • Time: 8:30am – 2:30pm
  • Leader: LandPaths Bilingual Field Specialists
  • Location: Riddell Preserve, Healdsburg

 

Join LandPaths  and the Ag+ Open Space district for a post-fire ecology hike at Riddel Preserve. In late August 2020, the Walbridge Fire, part of the LNU Lightning Complex, spread into the western portion of Riddell. With 3/4ths of the property seeing fire, almost 300 acres of this nature preserve experienced a slower moving “ground fire”.

Together we’ll take a hike around some of the burned areas of the preserve, and discuss the impact of fire-ecology on this landscape; including how we can support the health of our forests through stewardship. There is no charge for this outing, which is made possible by the voters of Sonoma County who fund the work of  Ag + Open Space with a quarter-cent sales tax. Registration in advance is required as space is limited.

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Stewardship Workday at Riddell Preserve

  • When: Thursday, May 27, 2021
  • Time: 9am to 1pm
  • Leader: Elias Lopez, LandPaths Bilingual Stewardship Specialist
  • Where: Riddell Preserve, Healdsburg

LandPaths is excited to invite volunteers to 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. This workday we will focus on reestablishing a trail that was bulldozed during the Walbridge Fire.

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Post Fire Ecology at Rancho Mark West

  • Day: Saturday, May 29, 2021
  • Time: 9am to 1:30pm
  • Leader: LandPaths Bilingual Field Specialists
  • Location: Rancho Mark West in the hills above Santa Rosa

 

 

Join LandPaths  and the Ag+ Open Space district for a post-fire ecology hike at Rancho Mark West; 120 acres of forested property protected forever. Located in North-Eastern Santa Rosa, the Glass fire swept through Rancho Mark West preserve in the summer of 2020, burning a majority of the forest. Erosion control measures are needed immediately to protect critically important habitats, such as Mark West Creek and help to restore the land after a large disturbance. LandPaths stewards are assessing the ongoing impacts of the fire on the land, and invite the community to support us with restoring our beloved Rancho Mark West.

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Stories + News

Stories from the Field

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How LandPaths is responding to the Covid-19 pandemic

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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 last year, when …

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Sutter Family Medicine Residents stop for a break at Bayer Farm

LandPaths se asocia con el program de residencia en medicina familiar Sutter

En una cálida tarde de viernes en LandPaths’ Bayer Farm, media docena de residentes del programa Sutter Family Medicine Residency están desyerbando las camas del jardín en …

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Sutter Family Medicine Residents stop for a break at Bayer Farm

LandPaths Partners with Sutter Family Medicine Residency

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On a warm Friday afternoon at LandPaths’ Bayer Farm, a half a dozen residents from Sutter Family Medicine Residency program are weeding garden beds in preparation for new plantings. …

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