Getting to Know the Headlands

Highlights of activities and the amazing natural resources at the Headlands

Introduction Video to the Stewardship Program

Here's a short video to introduce you to the continuing volunteer stewardship program. Join us for some fresh air, some sunshine (maybe) and a chance to see whales, bobcats (hopefully) and many other native plants, birds and animals (guaranteed). Wear long sleeves and...

Up-coming Environmental Community Events

They are: April 13th - Alma Heights Day of Service. April 21st - Earth Day Celebration – Stop by and see our booth at Linda Mar Beach parking lot. May 5th - Micro-climates and habitats of San Pedro Valley Park. Mike Vasey leads a talk and hike from Devils Slide to...

January 28, 2018 Work Day Summary

We want to thank everyone that came out on the January 28 Work Day! It was mission accomplished - we got a lot of the planting done in the meadow and a lot of invasive plants were removed. All the Stewards enjoyed the warm sunny day, hiking on the newly restored...

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...

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...

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...

Welcome to the Neighborhood

Welcome to the neighborhood!  The San Francisco dusky-footed woodrat neighborhood, that is. Also called “packrats”, these rodents are actually more closely related to hamsters, voles, and lemmings than to European rats. Woodrats prefer to live alone, except during...

A Kiosk is Born

A new kiosk has been installed at the trail head of the South Ridge Trail. Please refer to the kiosk for project updates and information on trail closures.  Special thanks to San Mateo County Parks for building the kiosk, Stephen Johnson for design of the signage, and...

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