Opened in mid-2015, the 348-acre Coyote Valley Open Space Preserve reveals its beauty from the four-mile Arrowhead Loop Trail. As the first protected open space in the valley, this preserve marked the start of success for a collective effort by POST and our partners to safeguard this critically important landscape.
Coyotes, bobcats, mule deer, turkey vultures, golden eagles and red-tailed hawks.
The valley floor of Coyote Valley, close to this preserve, is the last intact valley floor connection between the Santa Cruz Mountains and the Diablo Range — a “last chance landscape” connecting over 1.13 million acres of life-sustaining habitat and serving as a lifeline for our conservation work in the Santa Cruz Mountains.
After decades of debate over land use, POST, the Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority and the City of San Jose partnered to protect 937 acres at the northern end of Coyote Valley in 2019. This critical wildlife linkage is now protected in perpetuity, and we continue to build upon this work and safeguard more of this critical valley floor habitat.
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