About LandPaths

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.

Annually, we engage thousands of participants like you in joyful, caring, and transformative relationship with the land. We do this mainly through creative outings led in both English and Spanish, environmental education, nature camps, and people-powered land stewardship of local open spaces.

Land Acknowledgement

Our community gardens, office, and preserves throughout Sonoma County are located on the ancestral homelands of the Southern Pomo, Coast Miwok, Dry Creek Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians, and Mishewal people, past, present, and future. We recognize them as the first people and the first stewards of this land.

Initiatives

Rooting Youth in Nature

LandPaths significantly reduces the barriers and expands opportunities to get outside so that more youth are able to experience wonder, joy, awe, belonging, and connection in nature.

Branching Out Conservation for Everyone

LandPaths expands the amount of people in Sonoma County who benefit from healthy land, understand the value of nature, and cultivate a sense of wanting to care for the land that gives so much back to us.

Community Care

Growing Community with Nature

Wildfires, flooding, and other challenges have dramatically increased globally and locally because of human-caused climate change. Reciprocal and joyful relationships between people and the land is a solution to climate disruption. From volunteer land stewardship days to community gatherings in local open spaces, you’ll find a range of creative, impactful opportunities to participate with LandPaths and make a difference.

Featured Outings

Broomapullooza at Riddell Preserve

  • Day: Saturday, February 24
  • Time: 10am – 2pm
  • Place: Riddell Preserve, Healdsburg
  • Family friendly volunteer stewardship day!

The season of broom stewardship is here and you’re invited to beautiful Riddell Preserve for our second session of a month-long Broomapullooza!!  And, in an exciting addition, we’re mixing art with stewardship with the chance to participate in a collaborative broom sculpture with Kelsi Anderson. 

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Vamos Afuera: Explorando Lake Sonoma

  • Día: sábado, 2 de marzo
  • Time/Hora: 8:45am – 2pm
  • Lugar: El lago Sonoma con transporte desde Bayer Farm, 1550 West Avenue, Santa Rosa

El lago Lake Sonoma es la presa más grande de Sonoma Water y ayuda a almacenar agua potable, prevenir inundaciones y cuenta con un programa de cría de trucha arcoiris y salmón Coho. Este recorrido incluirá una caminata para explorar las instalaciones y la vida silvestre local como águila de cabeza blanca, mergo mayor, y la migración del salmón.

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Broomapullooza at Bohemia Ecological Preserve

  • Day: Saturday, March 9
  • Time: 10am – 2pm
  • Place: Bohemia Ecological Preserve, Occidental 

The season of broom stewardship is here! Come on out for a day of forest stewardship centered on getting rid of French broom (see why below), delicious snacks, and community!

Thank you to our friends at Sonoma County Ag + Open Space for helping to make this stewardship event possible!

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Spring Break Nature Camp at Preston Farm

  • Days/Días: March 18 – 22; 18 – 22 de marzo
  • Hours/Horas: 9am – 3pm
  • Place/Lugar: Preston Farm, Healdsburg
  • Ages/Edades: 6 – 13
  • scholarships available! becas disposables

Nestled between a meandering stream and a sleepy stretch of a former wagon trail, Preston Farm’s vegetable fields, fruit and olive trees, grain, and pastured animals are a model of biodiversity. Campers will play nature games, sing songs with LandPaths’ amazing youth team, make art, and discover the plants, animals, and beneficial insects that make this farm special.

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Stories + News

Stories from the Field

Enter the Big Tree Month Photo Contest – January 2024

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It’s time for the Big Tree Month Photo Contest!   Large and big old-growth trees in Sonoma County captivate LandPaths participants with their immense size and complex network …

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Reflections: Slow Restoration Community Forestry Project for Women and Nonbinary Participants

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By Lara O’Herlihy, Stewardship Field Specialist This past October, fourteen strangers met for the first time at Riddell Preserve, LandPaths’ 400-acre protected open space preserve in the …

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Students Make More Nature and Science Connections through New Environmental Education Pathways Project in Sonoma County

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Students Make New Connections WithEnvironmental Education Pathways  On a brisk and sunny day at Glen Oaks Ranch, 3rd graders from Flowery Elementary School chat merrily as they hike …

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