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 June 22, 2021

LandPaths’ commitment to the health of everyone in our community has only strengthened during the mental, physical, and financial challenges of Covid-19.  

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. 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

yoLeo Afuera: Cuentos en el Jardín

  • Días: Todos los viernes
  • Hora: 10 – 11:30am
  • Lugar: Bayer Farm

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.

Para inscribirse, haga un clic aquí

Volunteer Stewardship Workday at Riddell Preserve

  • Day: Friday, August 6
  • Time: 8am – 12pm
  • Leader: LandPaths’s Stewardship Specialists
  • Location: Riddell Preserve, Healdsburg

LandPaths is excited to invite volunteers to help us care for the land while exploring the beautiful Riddell Preserve, a 400-acre wonderland above Dry Creek with magnificent native grasslands, pure madrone stands, redwood fairy rings, and perennial springs. This workday we will focus on removing the invasive French broom.

No experience necessary but the workday will require light hiking over uneven terrain.


Volunteer Stewardship Workday at Rancho Mark West

  • Days: Saturday, August 14
  • Time: 9am to 1pm
  • Leaders: LandPaths’ Stewardship Staff
  • Where: Rancho Mark West, Santa Rosa

Our beloved Rancho Mark West was hit hard by the Glass Fire last year and we saw high tree mortality. Many of the dead trees had to be logged since they posed a risk of falling. Now that the forest is safe to enter we can lend Rancho Mark West a hand.

Tasks for this workday: During this workday, we will be creating small burn piles from the branches that have been left from the salvage logging.

We hope you can join us!


Queer Youth and Allies Summer Day Camp

  • Dates: Aug 2 – 6, 2021
  • Time: 10am to 4pm
  • Leaders: LandPaths staff
  • Location: 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.


Stories + News

Stories from the Field

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Soundscapes to Landscapes: From Birdsong to Biodiversity Conservation

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A guest post by Rose Snyder, Science Coordinator at Point Blue Conservation Science Springtime is one of my favorite times of year – I love seeing meadows …

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New Staff Spotlight: Benjamin Bravo, Stewardship Specialist

Please join us in extending a warm welcome to Benjamin Bravo, who joined LandPaths’ Community Care team in July. Here’s a little more about Ben! Read to …

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New Staff Spotlight: Cory O’ Gorman, Stewardship Specialist

How did you first get connected to LandPaths?  I was first introduced to LandPaths by Santa Rosa Junior College Biology professor Abigail Zoger. She said that LandPaths …

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