SEC Inaugural Hike at Saddle Mountain Preserve with Open Space District

  • Sat, May 1, 2021 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Saddle Mountain Open Space Preserve

    6975 Montecito Boulevard (meeting point), Santa Rosa, CA

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Join us for our first-ever guided hike at the beautiful 960-acre Saddle Mountain preserve above Rincon Valley, on the eastern boundary of Santa Rosa in the Mayacamas Mountain Range. The hike will be led by District Steward Monica DelMartini and SEC education program manager, Tony Passantino. This is the first hike organized by Sonoma Ecology Center on the property and the first public walk on the District-owned land since it was touched by the recent Glass Fire. Delmartini is the resident fire ecologist and will discuss land management in a post-fire setting including, wildfire ecology, forest resiliency, and the benefits of fire on California landscapes. 

This is a moderately strenuous hike of approximately 3-4 miles with substantial elevation gain, on established trails/fire roads. Please bring water and lunch, and be prepared for that day's weather. There is a shallow water crossing. The hike will go on in light rain, but heavy rain will cancel the outing. There is no charge for this outing, which is made possible by the voters of Sonoma County who fund the work of  Ag + Open Space with a quarter-cent sales tax.

For any other questions or concerns, please contact Tony Passantino, by emailing

Date & Time

Sat, May 1, 2021 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Venue Details

Saddle Mountain Open Space Preserve

6975 Montecito Boulevard (meeting point), Santa Rosa, California, 95409, United States

Saddle Mountain Open Space Preserve
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Sonoma Ecology Center works to address challenges related to water supply and quality, open space, rural character, biodiversity, energy, climate change, and a better quality of life for all residents.

Since 1990, we’ve worked to increase appreciation and stewardship of Sonoma Valley’s natural heritage and create measurable benefits in areas of land, water, climate change, and biodiversity.


We envision a future where people, land, water, and wildlife thrive.


Our mission is to work with our community to identify and lead actions that achieve and sustain ecological health in Sonoma Valley.