LandPaths

Santa Rosa, CA   |  www.LandPaths.Org

Mission

LandPaths' mission is to foster a love of the land in Sonoma County.

Ruling year info

1995

Executive Director

Mr. Craig Anderson

Programs Director

Lee Hackeling

Main address

618 4th Street, Suite 217

Santa Rosa, CA 95404 USA

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EIN

68-0328590

NTEE code info

Land Resources Conservation (C34)

Water Resource, Wetlands Conservation and Management (C32)

Forest Conservation (C36)

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Programs and results

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Rooting Youth in Nature

The Rooting Youth in Nature initiative includes multiple programs that root hundreds of children and teens in nature through multi-day, high-quality programs. Programs include: 1) In Our Own BackYard (IOOBY) which provides school groups of elementary students with four days throughout the school-year of standards-based, hands-on, experiential nature and science education, including stewardship projects, 2) Summer camps for children and teens, from nature-based, weeklong day camps to teen backpacking and river treks, and 3) A wide variety of opportunities tailored for groups such as LGBTQ+ teens.

We offer activities for all Sonoma County residents, focusing resources on successfully engaging communities that face barriers to accessing the outdoors such as schools in low-income neighborhoods, underrepresented communities, and English language learners. Within our youth programs, nearly 80% of the participating classes come from Title 1 schools where the majority of students receive Free and Reduced Lunch; thirty percent of summer campers receive scholarships and transportation support; and our Inspired Forward program intentionally engages teens from some of the most under-resourced neighborhoods in the County.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
LGBTQ people
At-risk youth
Economically disadvantaged people
Immigrants and migrants

Within the Branching Out Conservation for Everyone initiative, LandPaths provides 200+ free and low-cost outdoor Outings annually on open spaces and LandPaths preserves across Sonoma County, with themes from growing food at Bayer Farm, our farm-based Santa Rosa park, to reading outdoors, to star gazing parties at a remote historic ranch. Approximately one-third of these activities are part of our Spanish language Vamos Afuera program engaging primarily monolingual Spanish-speaking adults and their families.

Population(s) Served

Growing Community with Nature engages more than 500 residents annually in nature through community celebrations, group treks, and land stewardship. Through our "people powered parks" model, hundreds of residents across our county volunteer during stewardship work days to care and steward the over 2,500 acres in LandPaths' care at our own preserves and public open spaces with whom we partner. Lands are tended for fire and climate resiliency, ecological health, and volunteer projects also include trail building and maintenance.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    LandPaths engages youth, families, and adults from all across Sonoma County, annually serving over 6,000 participants. We offer activities for all Sonoma County residents, focusing resources on successfully engaging communities that face barriers to accessing the outdoors such as schools in low-income neighborhoods, underrepresented communities, and English language learners. Within our youth programs, nearly 80% of the participating classes come from Title 1 schools where the majority of students receive Free and Reduced Lunch; thirty percent of summer campers receive scholarships and transportation support; and our Inspired Forward program intentionally engages teens from some of the most under-resourced neighborhoods in the County.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Community meetings/Town halls, Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    During the Covid-19 pandemic, we surveyed and called participants, volunteers, teachers, and communities to understand who wanted to be outside, safely and within all regulations, who needed access to online programming to stay connected to our work and community, and who faced barriers to either or both of those options and how we could help. As a result, our iRead Outside/yoLeo Afuera program did not simply move online, but moved to a Facebook platform far more familiar and accessible to the primarily Latinx families the program engages than Zoom or other options.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection,

Financials

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The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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LandPaths

Board of directors
as of 4/15/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Beth Wyatt

Morgan Stanley

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 04/14/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female

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Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

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