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News: 03/15/2020

Calabazas Creek fire ecology hike

[NOTE: all public meetings are currently subject to cancellation without notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic.]

LandPaths and Sonoma County Ag+Open Space invite you to learn more about climate change in relation to the local landscapes on a hike at Calabazas Creek Preserve in Glen Ellen, March 29, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

The hike will be led by Monica Delmartini, resident fire ecologist for the Ag+ Open Space district, and LandPaths staff. There will be a discussion on how practices like prescribed burning, selective forest thinning, and grazing can be used to increase the resiliency of natural lands to the changing climate, encourage biodiversity and health, and help protect the land from the impacts of wildfire and major weather events.

This is one of a series of outings to raise awareness to issues directly affecting the lands we call home, while incorporating collective and ongoing solutions. Participants can expect to hear from local experts and enthusiasts in selected topics such as fire ecology, soil health, and the state of the oceans. For more information go to

For the March 29 hike there will be a caravan to the preserve from the Safeway in Rincon Valley (corner of Hwy. 12 and Calistoga Road). Look for a LandPaths sign, or staff and volunteers to direct you.

Bring lunch and snacks for the day, comfortable hiking shoes, sun gear, hiking poles, binoculars, and something to write with/on. No pets. The route will be five miles total, with rocky/uneven footing on steep terrain. For more information, call 544-7284, ext.107. To register, go to

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