POST is creating a network of protected lands where people and nature connect and thrive. These lands are preserved forever so present and future generations benefit from the careful balance of rural and urban landscapes that makes our region extraordinary.
Since our founding in 1977, we have preserved over 86,000 acres of open space in San Mateo, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties. These protected lands include permanent open space, farms and parks. Discover more about our strategic plan, our values, and our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
Our extensive experience collaborating with partners and leveraging funds allows us to acquire and restore land effectively. To do this work well, we rely on:
How we do this work matters to us — both within our organization and in engaging partner groups, contractors and the communities we serve. As such, we commit ourselves to fostering:
Our five focus areas allow us to take a holistic approach to sustaining our local ecosystem and span the variety of open space usages in our community: Public Access, Redwoods, Wildlife Linkages, Farmlands and Coyote Valley.
Making land accessible for the benefit of all
Preserving the future of our mighty forests