In response to the loss of homes in the fires and demand for more homes for all, Sonoma County has set a goal of adding as many as 30,000 houses and other dwellings to its cities and towns over the next five years. Here’s a Housing Conversation Map to clarify some of the planning terms.
Greenbelt Alliance is thrilled that the new Ag + Open Space District Vital Lands Initiative prioritizes natural and agricultural lands on the urban edge as among the most critical landscapes to protect forever.
Only a few months have passed since fire devastated the North Bay. As the recovery process begins, there are a lot of questions when it comes to rebuilding with a myriad of possible answers. North Bay communities will be shaped for decades by the decisions that will be made in the months and years ahead. Read more.
Greenbelt Alliance collaborated with key allies to create actions that Sonoma County can take in the report, “Living in a Fire Adapted Landscape”.
If you love the rolling hills, coastal bluffs, redwood forests and rich farm and ranch land of Sonoma County, now is your chance to share what favorite landscapes you’d like to protect forever!
As rebuilding begins, Greenbelt Alliance is engaging with Sonoma County leaders on long-term fire recovery plans and policies that are now underway.
Teri Shore’s review of “Flame and Fortune” by Gregory Simon. The book explores the complex history, crisis, and aftermath of fires. Read more here.
As the new year unfolds, the people and landscapes of the North Bay are slowly healing and moving toward recovery and rebuilding.
Greenbelt Alliance pledges not to forget the devastation of the North Bay fires and their impact on our region. We are thinking deeply about how we can guide and inform regional policy in the years to come and look forward to working with partners as recovery efforts continue.
While community separators didn’t stop the Tubb’s fire in Santa Rosa, without them, the damage could have been much worse. Read more.