Fostering a love of the land in Sonoma County

Our Year End Appeal runs through December 31!

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.

Winter Camp Registration is Open! 

Grove of Old Trees is closed to public through 12/1/22.  

 




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

Vamos Afuera Con LandPaths Explorando el Río Ruso: En Busca de Salmones

Día: sábado, 19 de noviembre

Hora: 8:45am – 2pm

Lugar: El Río Ruso

Costo: Gratis

LandPaths y el personal de Sonoma Water los invita a explorar el Río Ruso y a aprender acerca del agua potable en el Condado de Sonoma. Visitaremos la galería de avistamiento de peces del Río Ruso para ver si hay salmones migratorios y otros peces. También exploraremos la vida silvestre que habita la orilla del río, incluyendo invertebrados pequeños y aves. Es posible que veamos Salmón, Gavilán Pescador, Cormoranes y huellas de mamíferos como Nutria de Río y Mapache. Este paseo divertido y educativo es para familias con niños de cuarto año de primaria o mayores.

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Nature Journaling Adventure at Bohemia

Day: Saturday, November 19
Time: 9am to 12pm
Place: Bohemia Ecological Preserve near Occidental

oin LandPaths for a journey through Bohemia Ecological Preserve with a scientific twist! Nature Journaling is a way for us to record our observations of the world around us. Using different prompts and questions, we will document our journey through redwoods, pines, madrones, and grassy hillsides. Never nature journaled? No problem! This will be an introductory level nature journaling adventure! Scholarships available. No one will be turned away!

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Volunteer Stewardship Day at Fitch Mountain

Day: Friday, November 18

Time: 9am to 1pm

Place: Fitch Mountain Open Space Preserve, Healdsburg

Led by LandPaths’ stewardship specialists

Lend a hand at Fitch Mountain Open Space Preserve, a 173-acre protected people-powered park in Healdsburg. With your help, we can steward for ecological health and wildfire resilience, the trees, native plants, animals, and insects that live on this beautiful mountain. Fitch Mountain Preserve is owned by the City of Healdsburg and stewarded with the help of LandPaths.

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December Fun Fest at Rancho Mark West

Date: Saturday, December 10

Time:10am to 2pm

Place: Rancho Mark West, Santa Rosa

What Else: Free and everyone’s invited! Open house style – drop by at a time that works for you!

LandPaths, in partnership with Ag + Open Space, Friends of the Mark West Watershed and Save the Redwoods League invite you to join us in our 20th Annual December Gathering at Rancho Mark West! Come and celebrate and enjoy the company of others at this 120-acre forest property. We will take a short, roughly one mile, walk along Mark West Creek to watch the water flow from the headwaters in the Mayacamas Mountains. After that, let’s have some fun with live music and wreath-making! Our partners at Raizes collective will also join us with fun crafts for the whole family. For everyone’s wellbeing, instead of a potluck, this year we are asking folks to bring their own lunch and snacks to enjoy.

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Stories + News

Stories from the Field

A Classroom Takes to the Land: A Day of Environmental Philosophy & Stewardship with Santa Rosa Junior College students

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by Miles Sarvis-Wilburn, Stewardship Field Specialist I met Professor Alexa Forrester for the first time at a LandPaths’ volunteer stewardship day. A professor of Philosophy at Santa …

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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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Vamos a Yosemite con LandPaths 2022

Leer en español abajo Anastacia C. felt nervous when she first headed out on this year’s Vamos a Yosemite con LandPaths. She’d never been there before; she wasn’t …

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