Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District

People & Places

  • Balancing cultural & conservation values

    The Kashia Coastal Reserve comprises 688 acres of redwood forests, pristine creeks, open grassland, and dramatic coastal bluffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean near Stewarts Point.

  • Connecting people to the outdoors

    Providing places for people to hike, bike and be in nature contributes to a healthy community.

  • Girl sips water at Russian River

    Protecting our watersheds

    Water is life. Human communities, wildlife, and native habitats depend on intact groundwater basins and stream systems to survive and thrive.

  • Supporting local agriculture

    Keeping agriculture thriving in Sonoma County has myriad benefits, including providing local food security, protecting groundwater basins, avoiding urban sprawl, retaining scenic beauty and the county’s rural character, and protecting biological diversity and wildlife habitat.