It’s been a busy year here at POST. We protected several new properties and made meaningful progress on connecting preserved lands for the social, environmental and economic benefit of our region. We’re thrilled to report that as of this year, POST has successfully protected more than 76,000 acres of local open space since our founding in 1977!

This important conservation work wouldn’t be possible without you: Thank you to our community of supporters, donors, partners and friends for making 2018 a year to remember!

2018 Highlights

Protected Tunitas Creek Beach

In November of 2017, we protected 58 acres at Tunitas Creek Beach, just a few miles south of Half Moon Bay. In early 2018, we transferred management of the property to San Mateo County Parks and are currently working closely with them to open this beach for safe public access. Learn more here.

Supported Giant Redwoods

In 2011, POST protected the 8,532-acre San Vicente Redwoods property near Davenport. Much of the forest on this property had fallen out of balance after decades of intensive logging. This year, we implemented a plan to heal this forest and accelerate the growth of the forest’s giant trees. Learn more here.

Saved Barrett Canyon

In partnership with the Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority, we protected 326 acres of Barrett Canyon, south of the Almaden Reservoir. At nearly the same time, the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District protected 154 acres of adjacent land—totaling 480 acres of newly protected open space in the South Bay. Learn more here.

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Upgraded Housing for Farm Laborers

Together with the County of San Mateo, we added four three-bedroom housing units for Blue House Farm at our San Gregorio Farm property. These new units will help bring financial stability to this locally-owned farm by ensuring laborers have an affordable place to live. Learn more here. 

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Studied Wildlife Movement in Coyote Valley

Coyote Valley, just south of San Jose, connects the Santa Cruz Mountains with the Diablo Range. It is critically important for the movement of wildlife and the ecological health of our region. For the past year and a half, we have been studying bobcats in the valley to better understand how wildlife use this complex landscape. Learn more here.

Take a look through our Annual Report for even more about the work we’ve done in the past year to preserve and steward our local open spaces.

In case you missed it: New Trails and Guides


New Preserve – Rancho San Vicente

In 2009, POST purchased the 966-acre Rancho San Vicente property from private developers, who had originally intended to build a luxury housing development. It’s now open for you to explore and enjoy. Learn more here. 

Vistas Guide to the Peninsula and South Bay

Whether you’re hiking or driving, this guide has you covered when it comes to breathtaking views in our working area. Download it here. 

Coastal Hikes Guide

Find the best coastal hiking trails between San Francisco and Santa Cruz with this easy-to-use guide. Download it here.

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Dog-friendly Hikes Guide

Your dog will love you for this. Download your guide to the dog-friendly hiking trails of the Peninsula and South Bay here.

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About Post

Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) protects open space on the Peninsula and in the South Bay for the benefit of all. Since its founding in 1977, POST has been responsible for saving more than 87,000 acres as permanently protected land in San Mateo, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties. Learn more

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