Where the World Begins: See and Feel Sonoma Mountain

A view of Bennet Valley from Sonoma Mountain

North Bay Regional Director Teri Shore reviews a new book that lets you see the beauty of Sonoma Mountain through the eyes of its most passionate advocates.

Solstice Sonoma Luxury Resort Slated for Burned Zone in Greenbelt

Sonoma Solstice threatens greenbelt lands at the site of the old Buzzard's Gulch.

A new luxury resort and event center called Solstice Sonoma threatens to develop high fire risk greenbelt lands within the community separator.

Sonoma’s Urban Growth Boundary in Maturity

In this guest blog, originally published in the Sonoma Valley Sun, Larry Barnett, the City of Sonoma Planning Commissioner, writes about how the city’s urban growth boundary both stops sprawl and promotes smart growth.

Lines on the Land: The Contra Costa County Urban Limit Line

The Contra Costa County urban limit line helps contain sprawl near Antioch

The Contra Costa County urban limit line is one of the most powerful tools advocates have to protect greenbelt lands near East County cities such as Antioch and Brentwood.

Why Parks Access is an Equity Issue

Understanding that parks access is an equity issue is essential as we work to bring a Park and Open Space District to Solano County

As we work to bring a Park and Open Space District to Solano County, we’re determined to bring equitable outcomes to the area. This framework will help inform our future work across the region.

Fight to Save Sand Creek Continues in Antioch

Developers have filed multiple lawsuits challenging the Antioch City Council’s adoption of a ballot measure that protects the Sand Creek Focus Area. But 1,200 acres of rolling hills and riparian habitat were preserved by the win, and remain safe as the legal cases proceed.

Solstice Sonoma Luxury Project Threatens Greenbelt

Sonoma Solstice threatens greenbelt lands at the site of the old Buzzard's Gulch.

Developers in Marin have proposed building a new luxury resort and event space called Sonoma Solstice on greenbelt land near Buzzard’s Gulch. We need your help to stop this violation of Sonoma County’s community separators!

Defend Sonoma County’s Community Separators

Sonoma Solstice threatens greenbelt lands at the site of the old Buzzard's Gulch.

In 2016, Sonoma County voted by 81% to protect community separators, the green spaces between our towns and cities. Now, a luxury resort with hundreds of events is proposed by an out-of-town developer in the community separator between Santa Rosa and Windsor. This oversized hideout for the 1% will put the community separators we voted to protect to the test! Defend the Windsor-Larkfield-Santa Rosa Community Separator from this oversized development by signing… Read More

Park Profile: Rockville Hills Regional Park

A view of Rockville Hills Regional Park

Rockville Hills Regional Park, just outside of Fairfield, is one of many delightful outdoor recreation areas in Solano County. We’re working hard to make the Solano Countywide Park and Open Space District a reality, which would help sustain Rockville Hills and other parks in the area.

Plan for Resiliency: Understand the Fire Risk Curve

Research by Alexandra Syphard maps out the fire risk of various development styles to show that sprawl development carries serious dangers. We must avoid the peak of the fire risk curve if we hope to plan for resiliency in rebuilding the North Bay.