Archives for “News Articles”

  • 2018 Ag + Open Space Accomplishments

    January 17, 2019

    Our conservation work in 2018: A year in review! 2018 was quite a year for Sonoma County as our community continued to recover from the October 2017 fires. While we played an important role in the recovery efforts, we are …

  • Working with partners to reduce fire risk in Sonoma Valley

    December 20, 2018

    Working with partners to reduce fire risk in Sonoma Valley In the wake of last year’s fires, a group of conservation organizations and land management agencies has teamed up to collaboratively manage vegetation and fuel loads on properties in the …

  • 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 …