Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District

Current Projects

  • Flowers and fence at Carrington Ranch

    Vital Lands Initiative

    EN ESPAÑOL Envisioning our Future Together The Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District is launching the Vital Lands Initiative – a comprehensive plan that will guide the District’s work through 2031 and beyond. Building on our 25+ years …

  • Wright Hill (Poff) Ranch Preserve Management Plan

    In 2007, the District purchased a 1,236-acre ranch just south of the town of Jenner and the mouth of the Russian River to form the Poff Ranch Preserve.

  • River at Bordessa Ranch

    Estero Trail Easement at Bordessa Ranch

    Designation of Trail Corridors and Associated Staging Areas The Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District holds both a conservation easement and a public trail easement on the Bordessa Ranch property near Valley Ford. This coastal prairie property along …

  • Calabazas Creek at the Calabazas Preserve

    Calabazas Creek OSP Resource Management Plan

    In 2004, the District purchased a 1,285-acre ranch just north of Glen Ellen in order to establish the Calabazas Creek Open Space Preserve.

  • Van Hoosear Wildflower Preserve

    Healthy Lands & Healthy Economies

    The Healthy Lands and Healthy Economies initiative is documenting the multiple benefits of natural areas and working lands in Sonoma County.

  • Sloping hillside at Beltane Ranch

    Sonoma County Vegetation Mapping and LiDAR Program

    Mapping Sonoma County’s diverse habitats, crops, and terrain using state-of-the-art technology and data will ensure the District and its partners protect the most important lands for water, wildlife, and people.

  • Rolling hills at Bianchi Dairy

    OpenRoad with Doug McConnell

    The District has teamed up with OpenRoad with Doug McConnell, a TV show that explores the natural, historical and cultural treasures of the Bay Area and Northern California focusing principally on parks and open spaces protected by the public.

  • Crowd at Roseland Village Center

    Roseland Village Public Space

    The District is providing $500,000 in funding toward the development a public gathering space in the Roseland Village Neighborhood Center as a Matching Grant Project with the County’s Community Development Commission.

  • Young-Armos Incubator Farm Project

    In 1997, the District acquired the 45-acre Young-Armos property, located just north of the City of Rohnert Park. The District is currently exploring a potential “Incubator Farm” and wetland restoration on this site.

  • trees at the Jenner Headlands

    Climate Action Through Conservation

    Land conservation is an important tool in addressing climate change, as agricultural lands and natural systems sequester carbon and have substantially lower rates of GHG emissions than urban areas.