We create California native plant restoration gardens that support wildlife in the urban environment.

WE BELIEVE that each garden can serve as an island for biodiversity - a landing place for birds, bees and butterflies.  With enough of these islands, we  create a corridor that supports life throughout the urban landscape.




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Upcoming Events:

Windsor Fire Demonstration Garden: Come by and Help us Dig a Swale!

Friday, November 18 - 10-12 am


Maintenance and Tours- Every Week from 10-12 

RSVP at info@habitatcorridorproject.org

First Friday - At the Sonoma County Living Learning Landscapes 1808 Albany Drive Santa Rosa

Second Friday - Sebastopol Center for the Arts 282 S. High Street, Sebastopol, CA 95472

Third Friday - Tour of Demonstration Garden - ( Rotating )

Fourth Friday - Recology Pollinator Garden  3400 Standish Avenue Santa Rosa


Our Story

Eight years ago April Owens and Nancy Bauer came together with a common passion for creating habitat in the urban landscape. Nancy the author of The California Wildlife Habitat Garden: How to Attract Bees, Butterflies, Birds, and Other Animals (UC Press) and April a landscape professional bring our combined experience to create a growing urban landscape of habitat gardens.

April Profile

April Owens

Executive Director and Co-Founder

April collaborates with a wide range of partnerships to continue to create new corridor sites.  She also oversees our residential design services, fundraising, talks etc...


Nancy Bauer


Nancy oversees habitat integrity for all of our demonstration gardens and creates content for our website and newsletter.


Penny Dalton

Demonstration Garden Maintenance Volunteer

Penny keeps all of the public Corridor Project sites thriving and weed free.  She hand waters, weeds and gives us support on design and maintenance as they grow.

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The Habitat Corridor is a nonprofit organization under section 501(c)(3) of the IRS tax code. Federal EIN# 94-3136500