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15Aug 17
When We Fall in Love with Nature

When We Fall in Love with Nature

Last week our Board and staff met to take a good look at the growing cost of stewardship, which will increase dramatically as we open up trails at San Vicente Redwoods and our Watsonville Slough Farm. We began the meeting…

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01Aug 17
Wildlife and People

Wildlife and People

A robust new study of how wildlife reacts to people offers encouraging news to those of us who want access to wildlands but don’t want to disturb wildlife. The study, conducted by four researchers, set up wildlife cameras at 241…

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24Jul 17
Barn Painting Fun!

Barn Painting Fun!

A couple dozen volunteers painted almost all of our Little Bee Barn at the Watsonville Slough on Saturday. It seemed like half of them thought of the story of Tom Sawyer’s fence painting. I think all of us thought barn…

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13Jul 17
Join Our Tribe

Join Our Tribe

At the end of our Star Creek Adventure day in June, one the Land Trust’s members came up to me to gush about the event. This happened all day, but she said something that I keep thinking about. It’s really,…

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27Jun 17
Two Rail Trail Choices

Two Rail Trail Choices

I’m hearing the line that we have two choices on how to build the Rail Trail. The line makes it sound like the public is just beginning to weigh the issue and that there are two equivalent choices before us.…

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23Jun 17
REI: Land Trust Partner

REI: Land Trust Partner

We and our partners are basically building a state park at San Vicente Redwoods – complete with trails for hikers, horse-back riders, and mountain bikers. The first set of partners bought the 8,500-acre forest in 2011. The latest partner to…

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14Jun 17
Happy Hikers

Happy Hikers

400+ people (and 21 dogs) had adventures on our Star Creek Ranch earlier this month. After their adventures many of them hung out at our “End of the Trail Pub” seen in the picture above. They were a bunch of…

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06Jun 17
We’re Building the Rail Trail Now

We’re Building the Rail Trail Now

There was a celebratory air to last week’s Regional Transportation Commission meeting. For the first time since Measure D passed in November, the Commission was allocating some of the funds approved by the voters – including $16 million for the…

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