Sonoma County – USA

Assembling a Coalition for the Preservation of Parks and Open Spaces

An unsustainable influx of visitation to Sonoma County’s parks and open spaces during the coronavirus pandemic led to a successful partnership between Sonoma County Tourism, Sonoma County Regional Parks, and the nationally recognized Leave No Trace (LNT) organization. The partnership elevated to new heights in 2022 and 2023 with the development and release of the Sonoma County Leave No Trace Five Year Stewardship Action Framework, the Sonoma County Leave No Trace Coalition Toolkit and Initiative, and the expansion into a three-county “Cleaner California Coast” alliance. By working together to communicate uniform messaging, and getting local businesses to amplify the messaging, we’re empowering visitors to act as good stewards of the land to protect this special corner of the world for generations to come.

Keywords: national park ; cooperation ; destination management ; natural environment; stakeholders

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