What We Do

We foster a love of the land in Sonoma County

LandPaths is an environmental education and conservation leader with the mission 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.

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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

Help pull Yellow Star Thistle at Bohemia Preserve

Date: Saturday, August 6

Time: 9am to 2:30pm

Place: Bohemia Ecological Preserve, Occidental

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.

Tasks for the day: We’ll be improving the health of our grasslands by removing Yellow Starthistle (Centaurea solstitialis), an invasive that has the ability to severely out compete native grassland species. Each plant can disperse more than 35,000 seeds per year, making the removal of Yellow Starthistle a priority in our native grasslands.

Find out more and register here!

Redwood Sapling Stewardship at Rancho Mark West

Day: Thursday. August 11 & Friday, August 12
Time: 9am to 1pm
Led by LandPaths’ Stewardship Specialists

Last December, volunteers like you showed up for the land and community big time, joining together to plant 4400 redwood saplings over a whirlwind four-day stretch. This amazingly successful weekend of stewardship has supported LandPaths to continue to safely host community gatherings, school visits, and Owl Campers, while helping provide habitat and to heal and protect the watershed, the creek, and the overall health of the land. We are now looking for a few dedicated volunteers to help us continue the work of tending the trees by providing much needed watering- and potentially some weeding!

Click here to sign up!

Let's Read Outside: Stories in the Garden

Date: Friday, August 5

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.

sign up today!

Harvest Festival at Bayer Farm

Date: Saturday, October 1, 2022

Time: 10am to 3pm

Place: LandPaths’ Bayer Farm, Santa Rosa

Free for the community!

Bayer Farm is a community hub and garden in Southwest Santa Rosa where LandPaths builds community through nature. LandPaths is celebrating the 15th anniversary of Bayer Farm in 2022!

This is the 11th Annual LandPaths Festival de Cosecha/Harvest Festival held at Bayer Farm in Roseland! Festival activities will include: Live music ⬧ Educational workshops for the whole family ⬧ Garden tours ⬧ Dance performances ⬧ Salsa competition ⬧Community engagement opportunities ⬧ Sponsor and community informational booths ⬧ Inspiration and community-building in a beautiful setting.

Registration link will be coming soon, so mark your calendar!

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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 …

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The Community Rallied to Plant 4400 Redwood Saplings at Rancho Mark West in ONE Weekend

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A warm and hearty thank you to everyone who helped plant redwood saplings at Rancho Mark West with LandPaths! Volunteers showed up for the land and community big time, joining together to plant …

The Community Rallied to Plant 4400 Redwood Saplings at Rancho Mark West in ONE Weekend Read Article

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