The Peninsula Open Space Trust protects and cares for open space, farms and parkland in and around Silicon Valley. Established in 1977, the trust is shaping a vibrant ecosystem for Silicon Valley—a network of protected lands that provide scenic beauty, clean air and water, locally grown food and a place for people and wildlife to thrive. These lands will be preserved forever so that present and future generations can live in harmony with nature, in a careful balance of urban and rural landscapes that make this region extraordinary.
Since its founding, the trust has been responsible for saving more than 75,000 acres as permanent open space and parkland in San Mateo, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties. These lands are now part of the National Park System, National Wildlife Refuge System, California State Parks, county and city parks, regional preserves and private farmland. They are places of natural beauty and abundance that have come to define the region.
Our work with the Peninsula Open Space Trust ranges from preservation of undeveloped properties along Central California's shoreline to permanently protecting the Stevens Creek Canyon Ranch in Santa Clara County and supporting the San Mateo County Department of Parks acquisition of the Loma Mar Redwoods.