News & Features

  • Wild and Scenic Gloeckner-Turner Ranch to be Protected Forever

    May 29, 2020

    Posted in: Press Releases

    Wild and Scenic Gloeckner-Turner Ranch to be Protected Forever 3,364-acre ranch boasts significant natural resources and scenic values, offers climate change resilience SANTA ROSA, CA (May 29, 2020) – Sonoma County Ag + Open Space is pleased to announce the …

  • Our work continues while we Shelter-in-Place

    April 24, 2020

    Posted in: News Articles

    Our work continues while we Shelter-in-Place One month into this Shelter in Place Order and our hearts continue to go out to everyone in our community during these uncertain and unprecedented times. Even under challenging circumstances, our staff continues to …

  • Healthy Lands, Healthy Economies 2020

    March 12, 2020

    Posted in: News Articles

    Healthy lands support healthy economies The Healthy Lands & Healthy Economies initiative, led by Ag + Open Space, provides information about the multiple benefits of land conservation – including the substantial economic benefits that the Sonoma County community derives from …

  • Modini Ranch: Preservation and discovery

    March 5, 2020

    Posted in: News Articles

    Modini Ranch: Preservation and discovery Modini Ranch is a 1,725-acre property in north east Sonoma County. The original landowners, Jim and Shirley Modini, preserved their property in 2000, primarily for protection of wildlife habitat. Upon their passing, and in an …

  • Protecting wildlife on greenbelt properties

    February 26, 2020

    Posted in: News Articles

    Protecting wildlife on greenbelt properties We care about local wildlife, both big and small! Ag + Open Space owns and protects several small greenbelt properties that help maintain urban boundaries, protect wildlife corridors, and can be utilized for grazing and …

  • Join us in welcoming Cieara & Louisa to Ag + Open Space!

    February 26, 2020

    Posted in: News Articles

    Join us in welcoming Cieara & Louisa to Ag + Open Space! Over the last several months we’ve welcomed two new staff to our team! Some of you may have already crossed paths with these great new additions, but we …

  • 2019 Accomplishments

    January 28, 2020

    Posted in: News Articles

    Our conservation work in 2019: A year in review As 2020 gets underway, we wanted to reflect on 2019 – a year where our community once again experienced flood and wildfire. And once again, our staff supported the emergency response …

  • Get your 2020 Working Lands Calendar!

    December 18, 2019

    Posted in: News Articles

    We worked with a consortium of partners to create a 2020 Working Lands Calendar celebrating Sonoma County’s working lands and the individuals and families that steward them. And just in time for the new year (and decade!), the calendars are …

  • Ag + Open Space Board of Directors to Consider “Vital Lands Initiative”

    December 17, 2019

    Posted in: Press Releases

    Ag + Open Space Board of Directors to Consider “Vital Lands Initiative” on December 17 Long-range strategic plan will chart next 10 years of Ag + Open Space work SANTA ROSA, CA (December 11, 2019) – On Tuesday, December 17, …

  • Ag + Open Space Protects Scenic West Petaluma Ranch

    December 11, 2019

    Posted in: Press Releases

    Ag + Open Space Protects Scenic West Petaluma Ranch Long-time ranchers, Walter & Arleen Jacobsen, conserve 127-acre ranch SANTA ROSA, CA (December 10, 2019) – Today the Board of Directors for the Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District …