Community Hubs, Protected Land

Our 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.

gopher snake in the grass at ocean song preserve

Neighborhood Nature: Meet a Gopher Snake

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This photo, taken by LandPaths Education Field Specialist Mineaux Gray, is of a Pacific Gopher Snake (Pituophis catenifer catenifer) at Ocean Song Preserve. The four-foot long reptile …

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A banana slug lies on the ground in front of a leaf

Neighborhood Nature: Meet a Banana Slug!

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by Jessica Holloway, Senior Education Field Specialist With all this time at home, we’ve been noticing all kinds of cool creatures cruising around outside, like these Banana Slugs!   Use …

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book covers of LandPaths favorite books

Staff Share Their Favorite Books about Nature + Culture on #WorldBookDay

In celebration of World Book Day 2020 and the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, we thought it would be fun to share a list of LandPaths’ staffers …

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