Since its founding in 1988, the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy (PVPLC) has successfully preserved 1,600 acres of open space on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. With their mission to “preserve land and restore habitat for the education and enjoyment of all,” they preserve undeveloped land as open space for historical, educational, ecological, recreational and scenic purposes where visitors may enjoy peaceful solitude, where children and adults can learn about the natural environment, and where native plants and animals can thrive.
The Conservancy works cooperatively with the four cities in which the preserved lands are located: Rancho Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills, Rolling Hills Estates, and San Pedro (City of Los Angeles).
They also host a full calendar of popular activities, volunteer workdays, training programs, and special events throughout the year, including:
- Nature walks, bird walks, and night hikes on the preserves
- Special topic events and workshops
- Volunteer workdays on the trails and at the nursery
- Trail crew training for outdoor volunteers
- Environmental education programs at White Point Nature Education Center
- Family activities at George F Canyon Nature Center
- White Point Home Tours
View our South Bay calendar for upcoming events.
Every May, the conservancy will deploy a herd of 300 goats to graze invasive weeds on the Peninsula. This effective and environmentally friendly approach will prepare the area for native planting. The goats can clear an acre in a single day with little noise and leave no trash behind. Contact PVPLC to Adopt a Goat with a $100 donation.
Map and details of the open space preserves of the Palos Verdes Peninsula.
For more information on the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy, visit their website.