Getting to Know the Pacifica Land Trust

Highlights of our activities and showcasing the amazing natural resources at the Pedro Point Headlands
A Bobcat Sighting In The Pedro Point Headlands

A Bobcat Sighting In The Pedro Point Headlands

Are there bobcats? Yes! John Barnett of Go Native, a local habitat restoration company, took this photo while he was operating an excavator working on the new trails. The bobcat just ignored him while he was working. He got the photo just before the bobcat disappeared...

Volunteer Work Days for 2018 Announced

Volunteer Work Days for 2018 Announced

The 2018 volunteer work days for habitat restoration at the Pedro Point Headlands are… February 25 March 25 April 29 May 27 (Memorial Day weekend) June 24 July 22 August 26 September 23 October 28 November 25 “Escape to the Headlands” All times are 9:45 a.m. – 1:00...

Why Protect Pedro Point Headlands?

Why Protect Pedro Point Headlands?

With so much beautiful coastline, why spend so much effort to restore Pedro Point Headlands? This is a good question! Pedro Point Headlands not only provides the backdrop to Pacifica’s layers of ridgelines and valleys and boasts spectacular views and wild trails, but...

A Win-Win Story

A Win-Win Story

As local residents will recall, the section of road between Pacifica and Montara where Highway 1 crossed Devil's Slide had a long history of closure due to rockslides and land slippage. This section of the old Highway 1 is now the Devil’s Slide Trail (DST), a 1.3-mile...

Escape to the Headlands – Pedro Point Headlands Nov. 26th

Escape to the Headlands – Pedro Point Headlands Nov. 26th

Mark your Calendars. Plan your Thanksgiving Weekend Hike! The Pacifica Land Trust would like to invite the public to Escape to the Headlands (the Pedro Point Headlands that is!) on Sunday, November 26th from 10am to 2.00pm. Kick off the holiday season with a gratitude...

Poison Oak: Part of the Headlands Ecosystem

Poison Oak: Part of the Headlands Ecosystem

Heavy winter rains have brought us a beautiful wild flower season, but also created an epic year for posion oak, known to botanists as Toxicodendron diversilobum. Poison oak is more robust and healthy this year at the Pedro Point Headlands because the wet winter...

Western Fence Lizard and Lyme: The Interesting Connection

Western Fence Lizard and Lyme: The Interesting Connection

Kathy Kellerman, PLT Board Member, commented that so far this year the ticks have been less abundant than usual at Pedro Point Headlands (PPH). Nevertheless, ticks can transmit Lyme disease, which infects humans, dogs, and horses, so be sure to take the usual...

Restoration in a Time of Climate Change

Restoration in a Time of Climate Change

Resilience is usually definedas the capacity of an ecosystem to absorb disturbance without shifting to an alternative state and losing function and services. A study published in the journal Nature found that ecosystems that have a greater number of species are more...

Escape to the Headlands Frequently Asked Questions

The “Escape to the Headlands” holiday event was a great success.  Around 70 people, many of them new to the headlands, took a hike and contributed to the restoration by sowing rye seed. PLT members welcomed the public, led hikes, listened to public comments and...

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