Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District

Vital Lands Initiative Thematic Workshops

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Vital Lands Initiative Thematic Workshops

To gather additional input to help guide our comprehensive planning efforts, the District hosted a series of workshops inviting experts and stakeholders to provide detailed feedback on priorities, threats and strategies focused specifically on the following themes: natural resources; agriculture; greenbelts and scenic lands; and recreation and urban open space. The goals of the workshops were to:

  • Share and build upon the feedback received at the community meetings
  • Gain a deeper understanding of threats posed to each thematic area
  • Brainstorm strategies and land conservation solutions to ensure long-term protection in each thematic area

Workshop dates & locations

  • May 16: Greenbelts & Scenic | 9am – 12pm | Steele Lane Community Center
  • May 17: Agriculture | 9am – 12pm | Steele Lane Community Center
  • May 23: Natural Resources | 9am – 12pm | Finley Community Center
  • May 25: Recreation & Urban Open Space | 9am – 12pm | Finley Community Center

Workshop agenda

Welcome & Introductions — Amy Ricard, Community Relations Specialist
Objectives & Outcomes — Amy Ricard, Community Relations Specialist
Ag & Open Space District & Vital Lands Initiative Overview — Karen Gaffney, Conservation Planning Program Manager
Small Group Breakout Sessions — Facilitated by District Staff
Full Group Report Out / Q&A — Facilitated by District Staff
Gallery Walk — Hosted by District Staff

Materials for download

Maps