What We Do

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. Read more.

Eventos en español

Spring Break Camp at Preston Farm – Registration is Open!

 

Initiatives

Rooting Youth in Nature

LandPaths significantly reduces the barriers and expands opportunities to get outside so that youth can experience wonder, joy, awe, belonging, and a sense of stewardship 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 cultivating connection between people and the land. From wildfire fuel reduction volunteer days to conservation workforce training, we offer a range of equitable, creative, impactful land stewardship opportunities to get you in nature for care and community.

Featured Outings

Registration is open for Spring Break Camp at Preston Farm!

Days/Días: March 20 – 24; 20 – 24 de marzo

Place/Lugar: Preston Farm, Healdsburg

Time/Hora: 9am to 3pm

For kids ages 6 to 13

Para niñes de 6 a 13 años

Grounded in youth-centered discovery, campers will learn about organic farming as we plant, harvest, and discover the amazing biodiversity of life on the farm and in the streams that make this place so unique. We will learn about the unique life cycles of plants and animals, study beneficial insects, and play nature games in the fields and orchards. At the heart of our camp is the opportunity for every camper to build memorable connections with the land, a foundation for a healthy community that deeply values caring for each other and the land.

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Get to Know Volunteer Opportunities at LandPaths!

Day: Thursday, February 2
Time: 5:30 to 6pm
Place: Zoom (link sent out upon registration)
Led by Laura Revilla, Volunteer and Community Hub Lead

Thank you for your interest in lending a hand! Our full name is LAND PArtners THrough Stewardship and that means acting with you as stewards and fellow adventurers, Whatever your lived experience, physical ability, time, skills, and interests, we have a place for you. In this engaging, 30 minute presentation you’ll have the chance to ask Laura questions about all the ways to get involved as a volunteer at LandPaths.

If you haven’t already, please explore all of the ways to lend a hand with LandPaths, and do not forget to submit your PARTICIPATION SURVEY!

You will receive a Zoom link the day before the meeting. If you have any questions, please contact Laura Revilla, Volunteer and Community Hub Lead, at laura@landpaths.org.

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Help Reduce Wildfire Fuels in Healdsburg

Day: Friday, February 10

Time: 9am to 2:30pm

Place: Riddell Preserve, Healdsburg

Led by LandPaths’ Stewardship Field Specialists

With its magnificent native grasslands, pure madrone stands, redwood fairy rings, and perennial springs, Riddell Preserve is a 400-acre wonderland above Dry Creek Valley in Healdsburg. It’s wildfire fuels reduction time on the preserve! You will help keep our forests healthy and resilient in the chance that a wildfire comes through our preserve.

Tasks for the day include:  
  • Hiking up and down moderate slopes
  • Lighting burn piles
  • Gathering wood debris and adding woody debris to burn piles
  • Adjusting pile shape with hand-tools
  • Putting out burn pile with water and hand-tools.
  • Assessing fire heat.
  • Removing French broom and other fuels using hand tools

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Help with trails at Grove of Old Trees

Day: Thursday, February 16

Time: 9am to 1pm

Place: Grove of Old Trees, Occidental

Led by LandPaths’ stewardship field specialists

From 9am to 10:45am you will have the chance to learn how to prune and graft fruit trees. Please arrive at 9am to be able to participate in this valuable and free training! If you are renewing or adopting a new garden plot for 2023, we will review the community work responsibilites, values, rules, and fees for your plot. All those who are renewing or adopting a plot for 2023 must attend this day to fill out the paperwork and get started! For any questions, please contact Jonathan Bravo after January 3 at 707) 703-3321/  jbravo@landpaths.org.

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Stories + News

Stories from the Field

A Classroom Takes to the Land: A Day of Environmental Philosophy & Stewardship with Santa Rosa Junior College students

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by Miles Sarvis-Wilburn, Stewardship Field Specialist I met Professor Alexa Forrester for the first time at a LandPaths’ volunteer stewardship day. A professor of Philosophy at Santa …

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Covid Policies at LandPaths

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For 25 years LandPaths has actively worked for land and community in Sonoma County. Our commitment is further strengthened during the immense mental, physical, and financial challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic. Since March of 2020, when shelter-in-place …

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Vamos a Yosemite con LandPaths 2022

Leer en español abajo Anastacia C. felt nervous when she first headed out on this year’s Vamos a Yosemite con LandPaths. She’d never been there before; she wasn’t …

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