Pulling Together

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

Read our 2019/20 Annual Impact Report! 

Covid-19 Response

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. 

Our Initiatives

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.

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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.

Community Care

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.

Featured Outings

Eco Adventures for Teens

Program Details:

  • Cost:  $240
  • Dates: February 27th, March 6th and 13th, 2021
  • Days: Saturdays
  • Time: 10 am to 3 pm,  drop off starts at 9:45 am.
  • Who: Youth ages 13-16 (Middle School and up)
  • Where: Bohemia Ecological Preserve, Occidental and Jenner, CA

Based on our “Inspired Forward” leadership and environmental education program for teens, we will host a small group of adventurers who are eager to get outside, hike the mountains of Bohemia Ecological Preserve, kayak on the Russian River, deepen their knowledge of our local ecosystems, learn about edible plants and fungi, and make new friends!

REGISTER TODAY

EcoTeens Spring Break: Wilderness Skills

Grades: 7 – 12

Dates: March 22 – 25, 2021

Time: Mon. – Wed. 10am to 3pm, Thurs. 9am to 6pm

Location: Bohemia Ecological Preserve and Shell Beach

Leaders: LandPaths’ Youth Team

Cost: $350

 

Explore the forests, mountains, and creeks that make western Sonoma County so unique with LandPaths’ Education Field Specialists. We will be hiking through rugged, beautiful scenery, learning about the different ecosystems we encounter, practicing some basic first aid skills, studying edible plants and fungi, and learning wilderness trip planning.

Register today.

Introduction to Animal Tracking

When: Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Time: 6pm

Leaders: LandPaths and Joseph Sybrian

Where: Zoom

Cost: $10 – $30 sliding scale

Animal tracking is a great way remember how to be in tune with land, and understand the behaviors of the many animals living near us.  Learn the core elements of tracking, and the importance of observing our environment with our existing naturalist skills.

Register Here

Spring Break Nature Camp 2021

Who: Ages 6-12
When: Monday – Friday, March 22-26, 2021, 9am to 3pm. (Drop-off starts at 8:45am)
Where: Preston Farm, Healdsburg
Leaders: LandPaths’ Youth Team
Cost: $300, partial and full scholarships available.

Root your child in nature with LandPaths over spring break! Modeled after our award-winning IOOBY, spring break campers get to hike the trails, explore life on the creek and under logs, make new friends, and go on nature adventures at beautiful Preston Farm.

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Stories + News

Stories from the Field

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2021 Summer Camps and Teen Treks Registration Update

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Thank you for you interest in LandPaths’ summer nature camps and teen treks!  We appreciate your patience with this year’s slower registration roll-out. Our team is watching …

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Teens Escape Screens on an Eco Adventure with LandPaths

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The first weeks of 2021 have been challenging on a national scale. We wanted to offer you a chance to take a cleansing breath and learn about …

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Forest path surrounded by large redwood tress at Grove of Old Trees

20 Years with the Grove of Old Trees

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It’s hard to believe, but in 1990s, these grand redwoods, tucked off an inconspicous lane in west Sonoma County, were slated to be cut down as part of a …

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