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Open Space Authority Loma Fire Response Targets Watershed Restoration and Recovery

Open Space Authority Loma Fire Response Targets Watershed Restoration and Recovery

Nearly 2,000 acres of open space lands burned in the recent Loma fire. Immediate priorities include ensuring public safety from landslides and other hazards, barring illegal access (particularly preventing motorized vehicles from damaging exposed slopes), and reducing environmental impacts such as soil erosion and the flow of debris and sediment into the Chesbro and Uvas Reservoirs. More details. (Photo credit: Derek Neumann)

Rancho Cañada del Oro Open Space Preserve scheduled to re-open at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 29

After the Fire

Rancho Cañada del Oro will be closed for another week to allow for rehabilitation and recovery from the Loma Fire. Currently, the Open Space Authority's open space technicians are working to rehabilitate and restore several areas of the preserve that were severely damaged by the fire. Heavy equipment is being used for the restoration and so the preserve will remain closed during this time to ensure public safety. The preserve is scheduled to re-open at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 29.

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Volunteer Opportunity

We do not have any opportunities scheduled at this time, please check our volunteer page regularly for new opportunities.


Raptors of Coyote Valley

Raptors of Coyote Valley

Saturday October 22, 2016, 8:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Coyote Valley Open Space Preserve

Coyote Valley is home to many different species of birds of prey (raptors). Join docents Beth and Tom to take an easy slow-paced walk through the preserve and look for these marvelous birds. All ages and levels of birding expertise are welcome. Binoculars are recommended. Meet in the parking lot of the preserve off of Palm Avenue. There is a restroom at the preserve. Learn more.


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Trails Rancho Canada Del Oro

Rancho Cañada Del Oro
Quiet rural landscape and almost nine miles of trails in the Santa Cruz Mountain foothills.

Rancho Trail Map


Sierra Vista

Sierra Vista
Sweeping views and ten miles of trails in the Eastern foothills perched atop Alum Rock Park.

Sierra Vista/Boccardo Trail Map


Coyote Valley

Coyote Valley
4 miles of beautiful trail located in the Valley of the Heart’s Delight

Coyote Valley Trail Map


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