TreePeople Land Trust prevails in court. Tuna Canyon remains protected.

We are thrilled to announce that the appeals court has upheld a ruling that our conservation easement over 400 acres of pristine coastal habitat in Tuna Canyon remains valid. In 2017, a luxury real estate developer filed a quiet title action against TreePeople Land Trust and our co-defendants, thereby seeking to extinguish restrictions related to […]

Environmental Education Returns to Cold Creek

The Cold Creek Preserve, located in the central Santa Monica Mountains, features some of the most intact native habitats in the region. With minimal development, a freshwater wetland spring, and decades of protection by TreePeople Land Trust and our partners, the watershed is a premier location for students to experience the natural environment of LA. […]

Expanding the La Sierra Preserve

A critical strategy in land conservation is acquiring new properties that are directly adjacent to existing protected lands. This not only ensures that wildlife within these protected areas have greater mobility and buffer from threats, but it also helps land managers, such as TreePeople Land Trust, cohesively manage a series of parcels as a single, […]

Drought, downpours, and debris

An update from the TreePeople Land Trust It finally happened. After a record-breaking 212 days without rain, the skies above Sacramento roiled with dark clouds as an atmospheric river emptied 5.4 inches of rain onto the thirsty landscape–breaking yet another record for the city. The dichotomy between these extremes, drought and downpour, results in a host of […]

The Western Drought Hits Our Local Mountains

Spring and early summer are typically the best time of year to experience the incredible beauty of our local mountains. From the charismatic Humboldt lily to the humble larkspur, the rugged lands surrounding the LA Basin teem with unique and brilliant life – but this year was different. The weather station at Van Nuys Airport […]