Rancho Canada del Oro
Enjoy almost nine miles of trails and a quiet rural landscape in the Santa Cruz Mountain foothills.
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Boccardo Corridor
Experience some of the best views in the Valley and over ten miles of trails including the new 1.2 mile Aquila Loop Trail high atop Sierra Road.
Trail Map
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Photograph Sierra Vista at Sunset!

Sun., March 29, 2015 7:00-9:00 p.m.
For more information, click here.
Sunset at Sierra Vista photo by Ron Horii



Updates on Measure Q

Join us for a special event with the National Park Service!
Pedal through the Past: Silicon Valley ride
Sat., April 4, 2015 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Healthy People Healthy Parks
Stretch and Walk at Casa Grande in New Almaden
Tues. April 7, 2015, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Meet the Birds that Inspired the Gods—Nature Then and Now
Sun., April 19, 2015, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Rosicrucian Museum Garden

Request for Proposal—Human Resources Services
Proposals due 5 P.M. April 9, 2015

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Discover Your Open Space in Santa Clara County

Click the video above.

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Putting Nature on the Balance Sheet

By Alison Hawkes
In a world where money talks, as they say, nature has been at a distinct disadvantage. How do you put a price tag on the existence of a species, or the workings of a watershed, or the presence of a forest?


Pajaro River Agricultural Park, Near Gilroy
Pajaro River Agricultural Preserve, Near Gilroy

The Authority purchased 183-acres of farmland with generous support from The Nature Conservancy and the Living Landscape Initiative Challenge Grant Program of Resources Legacy Fund, which is funded by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, and the California Department of Water Resources and the Pajaro River Watershed Flood Prevention Authority.


Building Bridges

The Coyote Valley Open Space Preserve will open this summer. Our team is building remote bridges with materials flown in by helicopter – avoiding damaging landscape or habitat.


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Public Meetings

Board and Committee Meetings and Agendas

Citizens Advisory Committee Meetings and Agendas