Our Year End Appeal is happening now

Will you help us foster a love of the land in Sonoma County?

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

This weekend! We need your help to plant 4,000 Redwood saplings at Rancho Mark West.  We especially need help on Saturday. Click to register: Saturday, December 4. 


Covid-19 Response – Updated September 1, 2021

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.


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 volunteer stewardship workdays for all ages to conservation workforce training for the Young Stewards, we address community care with boundless curiosity and determination.

Featured Outings

Nourished by Nature - Winter Break Camp at Rancho Mark West

Days: December 20 – 22, 2021

Time: 9am to 3pm

Staff: LandPaths’ Bilingual Education Field Specialists

Ages: 6 to 13

Cost: $200 w/scholarships available

This winter break, get your child outside for exploring, games, hands-on nature exploration, painting, singing, and more at Rancho Mark West, LandPaths’ 120-acre magical community hub in the hills of eastern Santa Rosa

Click here to register

Plant Redwood saplings at Rancho Mark West

Days: Dec. 3 – 5, 2021

Time: 8am to 12pm

Staff: Eric Schoohs and LandPaths stewardship staff

Participate with LandPaths in post-Glass fire recovery at Rancho Mark West, our 120-acre protected outdoor classroom and open space preserve in the Mayacamas Mountains. Over the course of three days, we’ll be planting 4500 redwood saplings. Sign up for one day or all three. No experience necessary! Go to the Upcoming Calendar at the link below and scroll down to the day or days you’d like to participate!


Scroll down and choose a day - then register!

Hike and Holiday Wreathmaking at Healdsburg Ridge

Day: Saturday, Dec. 4

Time: 10am to 2pm

Partner: City of Healdsburg

LandPaths and the City of Healdsburg invite you to a community celebration of the winter season at Healdsburg Ridge Open Space Preserve. Come enjoy a self-guided hike around this 155-acre preserve and join the LandPaths team at the summit for holiday wreath making and warm cider! All are invited to join for this seasonal fun-filled event.


19th Annual Holiday Gathering at Rancho Mark West

Day: Saturday, Dec. 11, 2021

Time: 10am to 2pm

Partners: Ag + Open Space and Friends of the Mark West Watershed

All are invited to reconnect and de-stress with seasonal fun at this 120-acre forest property. Enjoy a short walk about 1 mile roundtrip on flat but, uneven ground next to the Mark West Creek, followed by music, wreath-making and a activities by the Sonoma County Library’s BiblioBus! For everyone’s wellbeing, instead of a potluck, this year we are asking folks to bring their own lunch and snacks to enjoy. This will be an open-house style event; all ages and abilities welcomed.


Stories + News

Stories from the Field

Hundreds of Roseland Middle Schoolers Get Outside with LandPaths’ Inspired Forward

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“This is gorgeous!” declares an 8th grader from Roseland Accelerated Middle School, looking across the waves of native grasslands billowing towards stands of redwood, oak, madrone, and bay trees, underneath a blue sky stippled with clouds at Bohemia Ecological Preserve. The Dutch Bill Watershed, where Bohemia is located, is the …

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A group of people hiking in Yosemite with a towering mountain in the background

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Story by Senior Bilingual Field Specialist Guadalupe Casco Haga clic en español en la esquina superior derecha de este sitio web para leer esta historia en español …

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Harvest Festival at Bayer Neighborhood Park and Gardens

Harvest Festival and LandPaths 25th Anniversary Celebration Day: Saturday, September 11, 2021 Location: Bayer Neighborhood Park and Gardens, 1550 West Ave., Santa Rosa, CA 95407  Time: 9 AM – 3 PM  Schedule 10am – …

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