Land for
Climate Resilience

Ensuring Adaptability

Protecting lands that are diverse in elevation, habitats, plant communities, and microclimates ensures people and wildlife have ample room for migration and adaptation in the face of rising sea levels, warming temperatures, and significant environmental changes.

Supporting Biodiversity and Sustainability

Protecting biodiversity, or the immense variety of life on earth, helps ensure we have the food, water, fuel, and medicine we need to survive. Healthy natural systems on our protected lands help clean and recharge our water sources, filter our air, and provide ample space to grow the food we need.

Two medium-sized, healthy trees = a year of oxygen for one person

Reducing Our Carbon Footprint

Our work helps ensure that natural and working lands continue to sequester carbon, and keeping housing and commercial development within existing towns and cities results in lower greenhouse gas emissions. By creating parks, trails, and nature preserves close to urban areas, we provide recreation spaces easily reached by walking, bicycling, or a short drive.

Featured Stories

Wildfire preparation at Calabazas Creek

Southeast of Santa Rosa, the upcoming Calabazas Creek Regional Park and Open Space Preserve is 1,290 acres of forests, grasslands, and creeks nestled in the Mayacamas Mountains. Although we transferred this property to Regional Parks in 2021, we’re in a ...

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Recovery and resilience at Modini Preserve

In October of 2019, the Kincade Fire swept through large swaths of Sonoma County, impacting several Ag + Open Space-conserved properties. In the northeast part of the county, the 3,125-acre Modini Preserve burned in almost its entirety (the only spots ...

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Wildfire in Sonoma County

Ag + Open Space has an integral role to play in the recovery and long-term resiliency of our entire community, with a specific focus on the conservation and ongoing stewardship of our natural and working lands. In addition to providing ...

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