News & Features

  • In honor of our friend, Ted Eliot

    August 16, 2019

    Posted in: News Articles

    In honor of our friend, Ted Eliot We at Ag + Open Space were deeply saddened to hear of Ted Eliot’s passing last Thursday. Ted was an avid conservationist, whose tireless efforts over the last thirty years led to the …

  • Youth work days at Dogbane Preserve

    August 9, 2019

    Posted in: News Articles

    Youth work days at Dogbane Preserve Since 1997, Ag + Open Space has owned and stewarded a greenbelt property, Dogbane Preserve in north Santa Rosa between Highway 101 and Old Redwood Highway. Dogbane Preserve is three acres of open space …

  • Local agriculture + education at Sonoma Garden park

    July 24, 2019

    Posted in: News Articles

    Local agriculture + education at Sonoma Garden park Our competitive Matching Grant Program brings open spaces into urban environments by working with public agencies and nonprofits to protect and enhance local agriculture, community recreation, natural resource restoration, and public access …

  • U-Pick Blueberry Days at Duckworth Family Farm

    July 24, 2019

    Posted in: News Articles

    U-Pick Blueberry Days at Duckworth Family Farm Duckworth Family Farms, otherwise known as our Nahmens conservation easement, is an 80-acre organic blueberry farm outside of Sebastopol. The easement was originally acquired in 1999, and Duckworth Family Farms bought the property …

  • Using GIS data for conservation + community resiliency

    July 24, 2019

    Posted in: News Articles

    Using GIS data for conservation + community resiliency Earlier this month, our GIS Coordinator, Allison Schichtel, and Acquisition Assistant, Curtis Kendall, attended the ESRI User Conference in San Diego. The theme of this year’s conference was See What Others Can’t …

  • Educating the next generation at Gilardi Ranch

    June 26, 2019

    Posted in: News Articles

    Educating the next generation at Gilardi Ranch Ag + Open Space partners with local organizations to provide innovative programs that get young people outside to explore nature, science, agriculture, and environmental stewardship in their communities. One such program is the …

  • Successful controlled burns in Sonoma Valley

    June 25, 2019

    Posted in: News Articles

    Successful controlled burns in Sonoma Valley On June 17, 2019 our Sonoma Valley Wildlands Collaborative partner Sonoma County Regional Parks completed a 34-acre prescribed burn at the Sonoma Valley Regional Park. The burn area included portions of the Sonoma Developmental …

  • Graton’s only public park to open June 2

    May 24, 2019

    Posted in: Press Releases

    Graton’s Only Park to Open to Public on Sunday, June 2 Public-private partnership results in community park and 10 new homes SANTA ROSA, CA (May 23, 2019) – The Graton Green Group and Sonoma County Ag + Open Space are …

  • Porterfield Creek Trails Open Space Preserve Grand Opening

    May 9, 2019

    Posted in: Press Releases

    Porterfield Creek Trails Open Space Preserve Grand Opening Celebration to include guided hikes, remarks by City officials SANTA ROSA, CA (May 9, 2019) – The City of Cloverdale (City) and Sonoma County Ag + Open Space are pleased to announce …

  • Ag + Open Space Hires Julie Mefferd and Stephanie Tavares-Buhler to Fill Two Top Positions

    May 6, 2019

    Posted in: Press Releases

    Ag + Open Space Hires Julie Mefferd and Stephanie Tavares-Buhler to Fill Two Top Positions SANTA ROSA, CA (May 2, 2019) – The Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District (Ag + Open Space), a special district of the …