News + Features

  • County to protect Paulin Meadow in Santa Rosa as open space

    November 22, 2021

    Posted in: Press Releases

    Board of Supervisors to protect Paulin Meadow in Santa Rosa as open space Santa Rosa, CA – October 29, 2021 – The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors is expected next week to approve the transfer of Parcel J (Paulin Meadow), …

  • Staff Spotlight: Kelsey Setliff, Stewardship Technician

    November 22, 2021

    Posted in: News Articles

    Staff Spotlight: Kelsey Setliff, Stewardship Technician At Ag + Open Space, we have an incredible team of talented and driven individuals working together to carry out the community’s vision of a beautiful, thriving, and resilient Sonoma County. We’re proud of …

  • SRJC students join for workday at Haroutunian South

    November 22, 2021

    Posted in: News Articles

    SRJC students join for workday at Haroutunian South Earlier this month, Taylor Acosta, one of our Stewardship Technicians, welcomed a biology class from Santa Rosa Junior College to Haroutunian South for a workday caring for and learning from the land. …

  • Forest health and resiliency work at Saddle Mountain

    October 28, 2021

    Posted in: News Articles

    This fall, Ag + Open Space will begin implementation of a 60-acre understory thinning project and two shaded fuel breaks at Saddle Mountain Open Space Preserve. The Preserve was impacted at varying levels of severity by the 2020 Glass Fire, …

  • Conservation work in progress

    October 28, 2021

    Posted in: News Articles

    As you know, our mission is to permanently protect the diverse agricultural, natural resource, and scenic open space lands of Sonoma County for future generations. The act of “protecting” a piece of land is multi-faceted: it starts with careful planning, …

  • Grazing in Healdsburg for wildfire resiliency and biodiversity

    September 23, 2021

    Posted in: News Articles

    Have you gone for a hike at Healdsburg Ridge Open Space Preserve recently? If so, you may havseen the sheep and goats working their way around the preserve to help create buffers between the preserve and the city of Healdsburg …

  • Sonoma Magazine: Out and About with Misti Arias

    September 17, 2021

    Posted in: News Articles

    A park expert’s fall favorites Originally published in September 2021 print issue of Sonoma Magazine Last May, Misti Arias, a 25-year veteran of the Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District, was named the agency’s new general manager. Her …

  • New Regional Park and Preserve Coming to Sonoma Coast

    August 25, 2021

    Posted in: Press Releases

    Another Regional Park and Preserve Coming to Sonoma Coast Ag + Open Space Transfers 1,236-acre Wright Hill Ranch to Regional Parks SANTA ROSA, CA (August 23, 2021) – This month the Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District (Ag …

  • OFFICE CLOSED Monday July 26

    July 26, 2021

    Posted in: People & Places

    The Ag + Open Space offices will be closed on Monday, July 26 due to a street closure that will block access to our parking lot and building. Our staff are working today and are available by phone or email. …

  • New Regional Park and Preserve Coming to Sonoma Valley

    July 19, 2021

    Posted in: Press Releases

    New Regional Park and Preserve Coming to Sonoma Valley Ag + Open Space Transfers 1,290-acre Calabazas Creek Open Space Preserve to Regional Parks SANTA ROSA, CA (July 19, 2021) – This month the Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space …