Tracking Bobcats in Coyote Valley

Coyote Valley is one of the most important wildlife corridors in the Bay Area. We're tracking bobcat and gray fox in the Valley to better understand their movement and how to protect their habitat. Learn more here!

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Invasive Species: Jubata grass

Invasive grasses are a serious problem on our Cloverdale Coastal Ranches property. Let's learn more about where the grasses come from and how we can manage them.

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One Day Challenge for Open Spaces

A very generous supporter had challenged us to recruit 100 new donors on July 18th. And, if we meet the goal, they will donate $5,000 to POST. Learn more here.

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The Invisible Benefits of Bair Island

Bair Island, just east of Redwood City, is one of those places where there is so much more that meets the eye. Watch the video on carbon sequestration and let us show you what we mean.

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The Food Web of Bair Island

On a recent kayaking trip, Dr. Nicole Heller, our Director of Conservation Science, was surprised at the life she encountered at Bair Island. Take a look at the richness of this place in our new Bair Island food web infographic.

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One Year with the Root Down Barn

We raised a barn at POST-protected Root Down Farm near Pescadero, California. We wanted to see how the farmer's settling into the new barn. Here's what we found.

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191-acre Redwood Property Now Belongs to You

On June 23, 2017, POST facilitated the transfer of ownership of the 191-acre Krauskopf-Conley property to Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District. This was made possible by the continued generosity of Fran Conley. Here's her story.

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Coyote Valley: A New Frontier for POST

Coyote Valley, south of San Jose, is the link that provides wildlife in our area with the room to roam. That's why, earlier this month, we protected 30-acre Fisher Flats - the beginning of our work to build a network of protected lands in the Coyote Valley. Learn more here!

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A Day in the Life of Windy Hill

There are so many stories that unfold on any given day in our open spaces. To uncover some of those stories, we spent the entire day filming at POST-protected Windy Hill. Here's what we found.

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How Do You Heal A Redwood Forest?

I’m standing in the redwood forest at San Vicente. From the stump I’m standing on I can see a good patch of forest. I’m on the lookout for signs of…

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Reflections from Walter

POST supporters and advocates make our work possible. Whether making a donation, leading a hike, telling a friend about our work, or liking us on Facebook, we have many people cheering us on.

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5 Reasons Why Redwoods Are (Ecologically) the Coolest

POST recently met its $50 million fundraising goal for the Heart of the Redwoods campaign six months ahead of schedule, and it’s not hard to see why our supporters are so excited about saving the redwoods...

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Celebrating Cesar Chavez Day with POST-Protected Farms

This Cesar Chavez Day, we’re celebrating all the farmers and farm workers that work so hard to make California’s agricultural output the nation’s largest.

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Poison Oak: What You Need to Know

As a poison oak sufferer, I always assumed everyone knew how to identify a patch of the plant, but recently heard a fellow hiker admit they didn’t know what it looked like! So I did some research.

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Get Your Veggies

Think about a small village on the San Mateo Coast in say, 1850. Now think about the households in that community. What did they eat for dinner?

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POST My Ride

Happy Bike to Work Day! Since 1956, thousands of people have taken to their bikes for their commute on this May holiday.

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Fighting Nature Deficit Disorder

If you’re reading this, you likely know first-hand the restorative benefits of an afternoon spent outside. In fact, the intangible scenic and spiritual effects of open spaces often motivate conservation work just as much as ecological research does.

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