Pillar Point Bluff: From Dream to Reality

In 1976, a year before POST was founded, San Mateo County Parks completed their first comprehensive Trails Plan. In it, they envisioned a public trail hugging the coast all the way from Thornton Beach to Año Nuevo.

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Tour POST-protected Pillar Point Bluff

We know you love to hike, bike, and walk your dogs on our beloved local open spaces. One of those special places is Pillar Point Bluff, a POST-protected property just north of Half Moon Bay that’s a favorite destination for hikers, dog-walkers, and birdwatchers.

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Steelhead Stories: The Watershed Project

Imagine a tiny public high school in a stunning coastal valley framed by beaches, estuaries, redwood forests, the Santa Cruz Mountains, and nearby agricultural fields. In this tiny school, seven teachers labored to provide a quality education to 100 students in grades 8-12.

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Pillar Point Bluff: Stewarding the Bluff

POST’s involvement with Pillar Point Bluff didn’t end when we saved the land from development and transferred it to San Mateo County.

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Steelhead Stories: Community Voices, Part I

The Watershed Project involved students, teachers, administrators, staff and the community of Pescadero from 1991 to 1997. After all these years, the following interviews were conducted recently by Steve Maskel, who was director of the program and is now retired from science teaching.

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Steelhead Stories: Community Voices, Part II

The Watershed Project involved students, teachers, administrators, staff and the community of Pescadero from 1991 to 1997. After all these years, the following interviews were conducted recently by Steve Maskel, who was director of the program and is now retired from science teaching.

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Saving Horses and Habitats Together

Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) and Rediscovering Horses (RDH) are piloting a new land management program in the hills above Pescadero to reduce wildfire risks, restore overgrown open spaces, and improve the quality of life for previously unwanted horses.

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San Vicente Redwoods: Healthy Forests through Sustainable Forestry

The redwood and Douglas-fir forests of California’s North Coast are among the most biologically rich and economically productive forests in the world.

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San Vicente Redwoods: The Management Plan

POST has managed San Vicente Redwoods, 8,532 acres of forest, scrub, and chaparral in the Santa Cruz Mountains near Davenport, jointly with co-owner Sempervirens Fund and conservation easement holder Save the Redwoods League since we protected the property in 2011.

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