News and Events

Important Notice

Rancho Cañada del Oro Open Space Preserve will be closed as of 4 p.m. on Monday, September, 26, 2016 for fire crew staging of the Loma Fire. More updates will be provided as we receive them.

LTA Accreditation

Coyote Ridge

The Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority is applying for accreditation by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission. The process culminates in the awarding of an accreditation seal as a mark of distinction in land conservation.

Open Space Authority stakeholders may submit comments by visiting, or emailing to The public comment period is open now and continues until November 11, 2016. Read more.

Download the 2015 Annual Report

Volunteer Opportunity

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


Nature Stories at Ulistac—Family Walk and Storytelling

Nature Stories at Ulistac—Family Walk and Storytelling

Saturday October 8, 2016, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Ulistac Natural Area

The local folklore is filled with stories that celebrate oaks, acorns, wildlife and nature. Join us for a fun story telling experience in the park! Stories will be featured from North American, Norse and Greek mythology. Please meet at the south entrance and we will walk to the amphitheater among the trees. Rain will cancel. Learn more.


Request for Proposal

Click HERE for more info.



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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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Public Meetings

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Public Meetings

Board and Committee Meetings and Agendas (you can check them out here)

Citizens Advisory Committee Meetings and Agendas

Measure Q Expenditure Oversight Committee Meetings and Agendas