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Founded in 1997 as the Half Moon Bay Open Space Trust, the organization has successfully protected several key parcels. 

Coastside Land Trust acquired conservation easements along the historic Ocean Shore Railroad Right-Of-Way, preventing development and forever protecting this scenic corridor and sensitive wetland habitat. When new owners applied to develop in the Railroad Right-Of-Way, the Trust worked closely with the City of Half Moon Bay to protect the land as public open space.

Coastside Land Trust now owns conservation easements along the length of the Right-Of-Way in Half Moon Bay from Kelly Avenue south to Seymour Street, and this historic and scenic land is forever protected as open space.

Coastside Land Trust also owns and maintains key open lands adjacent to the Coastal Trail in Half Moon Bay, which provides additional scenic backdrop for this beloved hiking and biking path.

Coastside Land Trust continues to work closely with the California Coastal Commission and the City of Half Moon Bay to secure key conservation easements along Pilarcitos and Frenchman’s Creeks, protecting valuable riparian habitat and safeguarding water quality.

In the face of increasing pressures, the Coastside Land Trust remains dedicated to protecting scenic blufftops, stream corridors, open space, and agricultural lands on the Coastside. We need your help — join us!

For an overview of the lands protected by CLT, click the images for a larger view, or download higher-resolution PDFs