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: Celebrate LandPaths’ 25th Anniversary – all year long!

Covid-19 Response – Updated September 1, 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.

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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.

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

Harvest Festival/Festival de la Cosecha

  • Day: Saturday, September 11
  • Time: 9am to 3pm 
  • Place: Bayer Farm, Santa Rosa

Come out and celebrate LandPaths 25th anniversary at the annual Harvest Festival at Bayer Farm. Join us for an open house across the entire park. Community partners and sponsors will be on hand to share valuable services and information. And don’t miss fun exhibits and presentations in the community garden!

Harvest is a time to give thanks for what the land provides. Let’s enjoy the beautiful community at Bayer Neighborhood Park and Gardens in a healthy and responsible way.

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Volunteer Stewardship Workday at Rancho Mark West

  • Day: Saturday, September 18
  • Time:8am to 12pm
  • Leader: LandPaths’ Stewardship Specialists
  • Location: 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!

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Dia de Conservación en Reserva Ecológica Bohemia

  • Día: sábado, 18 de septiembre
  • Hora:
  • Líder: Elias Lopez
  • Dónde: Reserva Ecológica Bohemia

¡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! Este día de trabajo nos centraremos en la reducción de la carga de combustible. Al cortar las ramas bajas de los árboles y algunos abetos douglas pequeños, estamos reduciendo el riesgo de que un incendio alcance el dosel.

No se requiere experiencia. LandPaths proporcionará otras herramientas necesarias. Si tiene herramientas en casa, puede traerlas. ¡Sin herramientas eléctricas, por favor!

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Volunteer Stewardship Workday at Rancho Mark West

Day: Friday, September 24

Time: 9am to 1pm (volunteers may leave earlier)

Leader: Eric Schoohs, Stewardship Lead

Place: 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!

Click here to register

Stories + News

Stories from the Field

little girl smiling in a face mask and owl camp t-shirt,

How LandPaths is responding to the Covid-19 pandemic

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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 last year, when …

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Girl Scout Katrina Anderson on her Community Garden Plot at Bayer Farm

Today, we’re featuring a guest post from Katrina Anderson, an Ambassador Girl Scout in Sonoma County. Please enjoy! My name is Katrina Anderson and I’m an Ambassador …

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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  You are invited …

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