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
Covid-19 Response – Updated March 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.
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.
Stewardship Workday at Bohemia Preserve
- Day/Día: Thursday, April 15, 2021
- Time/Hora: 9am to 1pm
- Leader/Líder: Elias Lopez, LandPaths’ Stewardship Staff
- Lugar: Bohemia Preserve, Occidental
Come and join us at the stunning, 1,000-acre Bohemia Ecological Preserve for a day of stewardship, community-building, a bit of exercise and some fun! This workday we will focus on removing French Broom.
¡Dale una mano a la naturaleza! ¡Ven y únete a nosotros en la impresionante Reserva Ecológica Bohemia de 1,000 acres para un día de administración, construcción de comunidad, un poco de ejercicio y algo de diversión!REGISTER TODAY
YoLeo Afuera: Plática con la Biblioteca Regional de Roseland
- Día: jueves 22 de abril
- Hora: 3:30 – 4:30pm
- Evento virtual en Zoom
- Líderes: LandPaths y Marlene Vera, Senior Library Associate de biblioteca Comunitaria de Roseland.
Russian River Teen Trek North
- When: July 19 – 22 2021
- Time: TBD depending on miles traveled
- Leader: Danielle Elins, Seasonal Camps Senior Specialist
- Where: Geyserville to Healdsburg
- Cost: $420, scholarships available
Spend four days on the Russian River honing kayaking skills, observing the natural riparian ecosystems, learning about river dynamics and so much more!
This Russian River Teen Trek offers a special opportunity for youth ages 13-17 to explore the natural world from the unique perspective of a boat paddling down the Russian River. Our experienced educators will guide youth in learning deepening their skills, centered on safely paddling themselves down the river and studying the rich flora and fauna of our watershed, all the while building a team experience through shared challenges and explorations on the water.
Vamos Afuera: Rehabilitación de Aves
- Fecha: miércoles, 31 de marzo
- Hora: 6pm
- Donde: Paseo virtual de Zoom
LandPaths los invita a una tarde de aprendizaje con The Bird Rescue Center en este evento virtual. Aprenderemos acerca del trabajo de nuestros amigos en el centro de rehabilitación de aves, actualmente ubicada en el centro de Santa Rosa y la única organización sin fines de lucro dedicada al rescate, rehabilitación y liberación de aves migratorias y nativas.Para inscribirse
Stories + News
Stories from the Field
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. …
10 signs of spring on the preserves
March 24, 2021
After a difficult fall and winter, we are taking heart at the signs of spring proliferating across Sonoma County. Enjoy the following photos and observations from LandPaths’ …
Nature is a tonic. That’s not without challenges.
March 10, 2021
Nature – in pullout vistas on the roadside, grand state and regional parks and smaller nature preserves, beaches and trails, even small neighborhood stands of oak – has been nothing …
Get Outside with LandPaths