Pacifica Land Trust

Pedro Point Headlands Acquisition, Restoration and Interpretation

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In the early 1990s the Pacifica Land Trust (PLT) acquired the Pedro Point Headlands with funding from the California Coastal Conservancy and CalTrans. Since that time the PLT has worked with community groups and engaged funders in an active stewardship program of this coastal gem. The PLT continues to work with grant funders to restore native plant habitats and trails. The headlands has proven to be a outstanding location for a variety of coastal biota and extraordinary hiking and vistas.

Pedro Point Headlands in now if the the process of being acquired by the San Mateo County Parks Department. San Mateo County has contributed to restoration with Measure A Grant funds to Restore Lands and Build Trails.

Pedro Point Headlands work continues apace. To date, the Pacifica Land Trust has secured and managed grant funds of more than $185,000 that has been used for restoration and trail development of this valuable and awe-inspiring, but badly damaged, site.

We now have a completed draft trails plan, and extensive work has been done to mitigate the erosion caused by years of use by motorcycles and off-trail vehicles. We have made great progress toward erosion control, along with the removal of exotic, invasive non-native plants and replacement by native species. Our goal is to eventually open the area to full public use with well-developed trails. This area now is open only on a limited basis, when nature walks are conducted on the site.

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Visit Pedro Point Headlands Virtually
The Virtual Pedro Point Headlands Website ( is designed to help you explore and understand this complex and dramatic area. You can navigate the site by subject matter. Or you can find out about the park though Learning Stations, which help you explore the science and stories of specific locations as you move around the Headlands.

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Pedro Long Image

Photographs by Stephen Johnson


Pedro Point Headlands Stewardship Project

Pacifica Land Trust
P.O. Box 988, Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 359-3275

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Last updated - May 3, 2017