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  • Nearly 1,000 acres of open space protected next to future Tolay Lake Regional Park

    September 19, 2018

    Nearly 1,000 acres of open space protected next to future Tolay Lake Regional Park HANNAH BEAUSANG THE PRESS DEMOCRAT | September 10, 2018 Beneath a canopy of gnarled oaks that have grown for centuries on a hillside at the southern …

  • Sprawling Jenner Headlands Preserve on Sonoma Coast opening to public

    September 19, 2018

    Sprawling Jenner Headlands Preserve on Sonoma Coast opening to public MARY CALLAHAN THE PRESS DEMOCRAT | September 5, 2018 Anyone who has ever driven past the hills that rise sharply here from the coast north of the Russian River outlet …

  • Keeping the land in “sheep” shape

    August 8, 2018

    Keeping the land in “sheep” shape Have you seen the flock of sheep grazing along the Laguna de Santa Rosa Trail this summer? Our partners at Sonoma County Regional Parks (Regional Parks) are working with Sweetgrass Grazing to graze a …

  • Post-fire cleanup of the Pelm House

    July 18, 2018

    Post-fire cleanup of the Pelm House When Ag + Open Space acquired 461 acres of land from John McCullough in 2009, it came with an interesting old building known as the Pelm House. This was the previous home of the …

  • Regrowth + regeneration at Mark West properties

    June 11, 2018

    Regrowth and regeneration at Mark West properties Our Mark West properties, slated to become part of the future Mark West Creek Regional Park & Open Space Preserve, burned in the first night of the Tubbs fire. Driven by fierce winds and …

  • Future Sonoma County park northeast of Santa Rosa enlarged with new purchase

    June 5, 2018

    Future Sonoma County park northeast of Santa Rosa enlarged with new purchase J.D. MORRIS THE PRESS DEMOCRAT | June 5, 2018 Susan Gorin stood on a forested slope recently overlooking a meadow in the hills northeast of Santa Rosa and …

  • Ag + Open Space awarded $90,000 grant from NASA

    May 14, 2018

    Ag + Open Space awarded $90,000 grant from NASA We are pleased to announce that Ag + Open Space has been awarded a $90,000 grant from NASA as part of the Rapid Response and Novel Research in Earth Science Program. …

  • Tracking real-time rain data on Ag + Open Space lands

    April 9, 2018

    Tracking real-time rain data on Ag + Open Space lands Given the increased risk of flash floods and debris flows resulting from last October’s wildfires, our partners at Sonoma County Water Agency sought the help of OneRain to implement an …

  • A Pleasant and Productive Day at the Dogbane Preserve!

    February 8, 2018

    A Pleasant and Productive Day at the Dogbane Preserve! Nearly 30 volunteers, including five young folks, joined us and our partners at LandPaths for a beautiful day of stewardship and cordage-making at the Dogbane Preserve located along Old Redwood Highway …

  • District secures $1,750,000 for agricultural protection!

    December 14, 2017

    District awarded $1,750,000 for agricultural protection! The District is thrilled to have received two grants from the Sustainable Agricultural Lands Conservation (SALC) Program – a component of the Strategic Growth Council’s Affordable Housing & Sustainable Communities Program, which supports the …