Community Hubs, Protected Land

Places

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Our goal is to get you on the land because we believe nature is transformative. 

Since 1996, community access to local natural landscapes has driven our work. With that comes a responsibility to steward and restore that land. We currently own, or manage, seven preserves across Sonoma County. You can enjoy and help us steward these places through our environmental education, individual and group stewardship, and volunteer programs. Or join us for one of our celebratory gatherings in nature throughout the year. 

Protected Land

All of LandPaths’ preserves are permanently protected from further development. With the help of volunteers like you, we manage the natural resources in a way that’s good for the land and the people. We also partner with city and county agencies to steward community gardens and open space preserves. 

Public Access

We invite you to join us at each preserve. These are community hubs where you can come together in common purpose, with people like you, in the spirit of belonging, welcoming, love of the land, and stewardship. 

By gathering people on our land, we hope to create deeper connections, and a community conservation ethic, now more important than ever as we grapple with the impact of climate change on future generations. 

Throughout the year, we offer hundreds of opportunities to get outside and grow community with nature in these awe-inspiring local landscapes.

Participate

Andy’s Unity Park Community Garden

Community hub and garden at Andy’s Unity Park in southwest Santa Rosa.

Bohemia Ecological Preserve

1,000 acre protected preserve in the western hills of Occidental.

Bayer Farm

Community hub and farm in the heart of Roseland.

Grove of Old Trees

48-acre preserve in the hills west of Occidental. Open to the public 7 days a week, year-round. 

Ocean Song

421-acre preserve off Coleman Valley Road in western Sonoma County.

Rancho Mark West

Outdoor learning landscape with organic garden, pristine creek, historic barn, demonstration forest,and more in the hills above Santa Rosa.

Riddell Preserve

400 acres of wild, diverse habitat above the west Dry Creek Valley in Healdsburg.

Fitch Mountain

173 acre open space preserve on Fitch Mountain, owned by the City of Healdsburg and stewarded by LandPaths. 

Healdsburg Ridge Open Space Preserve

150 acres of wetlands, oak woodlands, chaparral, and grasslands owned by City of Healdsburg and stewarded by LandPaths. 

Stories + News

In the News

Our impact is made possible by volunteers like you, with a passion for growing community with nature.

A Wild Foraging Adventure

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At the end of August, Jesica Rodriguez participated in TrekSonoma’s Wild Foraging Adventure at LandPaths’ Ocean Song Preserve. Located on the traditional homeland of the Coast Miwok, …

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The view from Riddell Preserve during the Walbridge Fire. A tree in shadows sits close to camera and the dawn sunrise shines pink and purple with hills in the distance.

Fire, Grief, and Recovery at Riddell

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As the Walbridge fire bore down on Riddell, LandPaths’ 400-acre preserve west of Healdsburg, firefighters carefully swept the deck of the dry leaf litter around Steve’s cabin. The simple …

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rancho mark west foggy barn scene

How the Celtic Day of the Dead Became Hallowe’en

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by Michael Ellis, LandPaths’ Board of Directors and Footloose Forays Hallowe’en is my favorite American holiday. This celebration evolved from the ancient Celtic Day of the Dead. …

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