Pacifica Land Trust

Our coast is a rugged harmony of endless combinations. Stiff sea winds can polish the skies to a blue brilliance unlike any other. Along the shore, pelicans, gulls and sandpipers vie for the ocean's harvest. Inland valleys support steelhead streams. Silken fingers of fog reach down and enshroud the land below. Dramatic coastal ridges thrust upward where hawks and falcons circle.

This is Pacifica.

South from San Francisco along the coast, travelers are routinely stunned by breathtaking views and dramatic sunsets that sweep the coast from Highway One. From the northern ocean bluffs, south to Pedro Point, Pacifica encompasses not only 40,000 people but several unique micro-climates and ecosystems with rare and threatened plant and animal species including the Montara Mountain manzanita, the San Francisco garter snake, and the Mission Blue butterfly.

Special Events

Escape to the Headlands

November 25, 2018

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.

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Pedro Point Headlands

Restoration Project Home page

News: The Pacifica Land Trust has been awarded a grant from the California State Parks Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Fund for restoration of Pedro Point Headlands.

Press Release: San Mateo County Measure A Grant to Restore Lands and Build Trails at Pedro Point Headlands

Pedro Point Stewardship Program

Pedro Point Volunteer Days

Projects Accomplished

Virtual Pedro Point
Mori Point
San Pedro Creek
Sweeney Ridge

Project Map

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PLT Projects Map (Click to download .pdf)

Map created by Ben Pease for the Pacifica Land Trust.
For a detailed trail map, see Trail Map of Pacifica, available at local visitor centers.

Past Events

  • Photo album from the January 2nd workday on Pedro Point Headlands. Boy Scout Troop 256 (21 volunteers) did an awesome job of planting 432 grasses, 50 CA Asters and 144 yarrows on the Eastern Slope of the Middle Ridge. They worked hard and had a blast, felt a great sense of accomplishment, and really loved starting the New Year with this project.
  • Events Archive

  • Publications

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    June 2018 Pacifica Magazine

    June 2018 Pacifica Magazine article

    "Get caught in the web of Prdro Point" article by Vanitha Sankaran, photos courtesy Stephen Johnson.


    PLT Audumn News

    Autumn 2017 News

    We have rearranged our website and are in the process of posting all past Newsletters.

    Newsletter Archive for past newsletters


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    About the Pacifica Land Trust pdf


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    Environmental Hero Award

    Environmental Hero Award

    News: Pacifica Land Trust Awarded Environmental Hero Award. July 2016.

    City of Pacifica Proclamation

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    The City of Pacifica issued a proclamation congratulating the Pacifica Land Trust for the Pedro Point work. John Keener, Mayor of Pacifica on the left and Samuel Casillas, President of the PLT on the right.

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

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    Last updated - September 28, 2018