Stories from the Field

Hear from POST’s experts in the field! Our blog features inspiring stories about landscape restoration, fascinating looks at our friends in the wild, tips to find hidden gems in the Bay Area and much more.

A Look at POST’s 2018 Highlights 

Chances are you missed some highlights from 2018. Here we summarized some of our accomplishments and list a few fun features you may have missed.

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Back from the Brink – The Elephant Seals of Año Nuevo

Northern elephants seals were once thought to be extinct. Hear their story and find out how to witness this year's breeding season.

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Birds Love California — Here’s One Reason Why

Right now, thousands of birds are flocking to California's San Francisco Bay. Why here? And how do they know where they're going?

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Where to Go Whale-watching on the Coast

It's that time of year again. Here are two of our favorite spots to see whales from the San Mateo Coast.

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How We’re Reducing the Risk of Catastrophic Wildfire

Through resiliency, preparation and partnerships, POST is working on the Peninsula and in the South Bay to reduce the risks of wildfire.

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San Jose’s Measure T Passes – Historic Moment for Coyote Valley

On November 6, San Jose residents voted in favor Measure T by over 70%. Find out what this means for the future of Coyote Valley.

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How to Make A Perfect Pumpkin Pie

Make the perfect pumpkin pie this holiday season to delight your friends and family. Here's how.

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The Houseplant That Tried to Take Over a San Vicente Creek

There's an invasive houseplant loose in the Santa Cruz Mountains that can swallow a creek. But we're going to stop it before it can.

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How to Explore the Bay Area’s Regional Trails

For more than 40 years, POST has been working to support regional trails through our open spaces. Learn more about these trails, POST's involvement and how to experience them for yourself.

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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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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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What Will Be Your Legacy?

POST's Open Space Legacy Society is one way you can leave a legacy behind.

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Rare Bat Colony Discovered

We're back with more exciting wildlife news: Our partners at the Western Cave Conservancy discovered a colony of Townsend's big-eared bats (Corynorhinus townsendii) on POST-protected land in the Santa Cruz Mountains!

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Steelhead Stories: The Beginnings of the Watershed Project

Hidden in the shadows cast by willows, alders, and cottonwoods, a migrating female steelhead swam slowly upstream in the shallow waters of Pescadero Creek in the autumn of 1989.

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