Book Review: Flame and Fortune in the American West

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.

North Bay Fires: Recovery and Rebuilding Begins

As the new year unfolds, the people and landscapes of the North Bay are slowly healing and moving toward recovery and rebuilding.

Recovery and Resilience: Learning from the North Bay Fires

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.

Community Separator in Path of Fires

While community separators didn’t stop the Tubb’s fire in Santa Rosa, without them, the damage could have been much worse. Read more.

North Bay Fires: Recovery & Resiliency

This disaster may have been far worse if not for the policies and plans that have been in place to avoid sprawl in the rural areas of the North Bay. We believe we can reduce the impact that natural disasters have—avoiding even more devastating results—by fighting for smart planning moving forward.

Windsor Votes YES on Measure H to Renew Urban Growth Boundary

The Town of Windsor in Sonoma County held a special election on November 7 to renew its urban growth boundary (UGB) for another 22 years through Measure H. In a resounding win with over 70% approval, the local community turned out in support of protecting open space and planning for smart growth.

Protecting Urban Wildlands in Petaluma

Collaborating with neighbors, landowners and community leaders, Dr. Schindler is seeking to permanently protect 30 acres of natural grassland and woodland habitat in Petaluma from potential development.

All Aboard The Smart Train

The long-awaited Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) is now running full speed ahead with daily and weekend service from downtown San Rafael to the Sonoma County Airport.

Community Separators Put to the Test

After Sonoma County voters passed Measure K to protect community separators for the next 20 years, a resort is being proposed in the community separator.

Crafting a Vision for Sonoma County

Greenbelt Alliance is excited to work with partners to launch an update of the General Plan, the blueprint for Sonoma County’s future. Read more.