Preserving and Sharing Rancho Mark West

Dec 5, 2016

Jim Doerkson leads a small group of hikers on an upgraded deer trail through a forest of Douglas Fir on his Rancho Mark West property near Santa Rosa.
Credit Bruce Robinson, KRCB

For 50 years, Jim Doerkson has managed and maintained a small mountainside covered in fir and redwood, and narrow footpaths. His Rancho Mark West is becoming an increasingly popular place for nature education and family outings.

Visit Landpaths' website for more information about their activities at Rancho Mark West and elsewhere, including the Trail Stewardship Workday coming up on Dec. 10.