Fitch Mountain Park and Open Space Preserve

Fitch Mountain
Fitch Mountain is one of the most prominent physical landmarks found in northern Sonoma County. The mountain is surrounded by the City of Healdsburg and the unincorporated Fitch Mountain community and provides a scenic backdrop for the City. Fitch Mountain can be seen from a great distance in all directions, including a long stretch of Highway 101.

The City of Healdsburg, Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District, LandPaths, the Coastal Conservancy, and the Fitch Mountain Fund have partnered to protect, restore, enhance, and steward Fitch Mountain. As partners:
  • The Open Space District secured funding to purchase and protect the property.
  • LandPaths currently holds ownership of the property and is working to enhance and restore the important natural resources.
  • The Coastal Conservancy is committing funding toward development of the management plan.
  • Fitch Mountain Fund is raising money for long-term stewardship of the property. 
  • The City will ultimately own the property rights and be responsible for its long-term care.

Each of these agencies, as well as the community and other stakeholders, will help shape the future of Fitch Mountain. 

How to Get Involved

Fitch Mountain needs your help! There will be lots of opportunities to get involved both short and long-term in order to care for and steward Fitch Mountain:

Preparing the Mountain: Stewardship Days with LandPaths

LandPaths is already at work on the Mountain preparing it for public use! You can help out now by participating in one of LandPaths' Stewardship Days. More information is available on Landpaths' website. 

Participate in the Management Plan Process

Your participation in developing the management plan is important. Follow the link above for more information. 

Help Fund Long-Term Care: The Fitch Mountain Fund

Ultimately, it will require a village to steward Fitch Mountain. More information on the long-term needs will be identified in the Management Plan. In preparation for long-term responsibilities, the Fitch Mountain Fund is raising money to help steward Fitch Mountain now and into the future.     

Photo Credit: Kim Carroll Photography