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
You’re invited to LandPaths’ 25th Anniversary Celebration – all year long!
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.
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. We welcome new perspectives and believe it is our job to expand the conservation movement to the larger community.
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.
Queer Youth and Allies Summer Day Camp
- Dates: Aug. 2 – 6, 2021
- Time: 10am to 4pm
- Leaders: LandPaths’ Education Field Specialists
- Place: Bohemia Ecological Preserve, Occidental
The Queer Youth and Allies program is a fun, safe opportunity for youth to be outside learning and growing with their peers. The program weaves together nature connection, wilderness skills, reflection and mindfulness practices, art, and rites of passage. Youth will learn more about themselves, the land they are on, and how to feel connected and resilient in these times.
Mornings include community time, hiking adventures, as well as art and wilderness skills projects. Each afternoon we will be at the glorious pond with kayaks, canoes, stand-up paddles boards, critter catching supplies, and chill activities in the shade.
All of the staff at the Queer Youth and Allies camp identify as some form of LGBTQAI2S+. The lead counselor, Seed Minkin, is queer and non-binary trans.Register today!
Grove of Old Trees: Stewardship Workday
- Day: Wednesday, June 23
- Time: 9am to 1pm
- Leader: LandPaths’s Stewardship Specialists
- Location: Grove of Old Trees
This beautiful preserve was the first property stewarded and owned by LandPaths – it’s one of the only privately-owned wildland preserves in Sonoma County that is publicly accessible and free to all. Your work to steward the Grove helps us in both protecting the biotic integrity of this special place and allowing the public to enjoy it!
This workday will focus on trail maintenance around the preserve.REGISTER HERE
25th Anniversary Post-Fire Ecology Hike at Riddell Preserve
- When: Sunday, June 27
- Time: 8:30am – 2:30pm
- Leader: LandPaths Bilingual Field Specialists
- Where: Riddell Preserve, Healdsburg
Join LandPaths and the Ag+ Open Space district for a post-fire ecology hike at Riddell Preserve. With its magnificent native grasslands, madrone stands, redwood fairy rings, and perennial springs, Riddell Preserve is a 400-acre wonderland above Dry Creek Valley. 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.” This is a special LandPaths 25th Anniversary outing. Share your LandPaths at our Story Booth before or after the hike!REGISTER HERE
yoLeo Afuera: Cuentos en el Jardín/ iRead Outside: Stories from the Garden
- Fecha/Date: todos los viernes/Fridays in June, July, August
- Hora/Time: 10am to 11:30am
- Líderes: Guadalupe Casco, LandPaths staff
- Locacíon/Location: Bayer Farm, Santa Rosa
LandPaths les da la bienvenida a una aventura literaria al aire libre, emocionante y gratuita para niños/as de edad 0-6 y sus familiares/guardianes. Disfrutaremos de una lectura al aire libre y una corta caminata por el jardín. Al fin de la lectura, todos los niños/as recibirán una copia del libro que leamos.
LandPaths welcomes you to a FREE exciting, outdoor, literary adventure geared towards young children ages 0-6 and their families/caregivers. We will engage in an out-loud reading experience at Bayer Farm, in the heart of Roseland, and take a short walk through the garden’s bounty. All children will walk away with a free, bilingual book to add to their collection at home. This event will be bilingual; pre-registration is required.Para inscribirse/To Register
Stories + News
Stories from the Field
How LandPaths is responding to the Covid-19 pandemic
April 29, 2021
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 …
LandPaths se asocia con el program de residencia en medicina familiar Sutter
April 22, 2021
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 …
LandPaths Partners with Sutter Family Medicine Residency
April 19, 2021
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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