Recent News from our Blog

It’s New Map Monday in Conejo Canyons: Hill Canyon to Elliott Mountain

Highlights Moderate hike of 5.2 miles with about 800′ of climbing Mountain bikers will find the Outlaw Loop and Elliott Mtn. Trails a challenging climb. One of the segments of the 2023 Conejo Open Space Challenge https://cosf.org/challenge Description This is a moderate hike of 5.2 miles with 800′ of climbing. It starts with an easy stroll along the Hill Canyon Read more…

COSF announces 2023 scholarship program for environmental studies

COSF is pleased to announce that in the spring we will again award $1,000 scholarships to two Ventura County graduating high school students who will be pursuing a college major related to environmental studies. The Conejo Open Space Foundation 2023 Entering and Continuing College Scholarships will be given to applicants who have demonstrated a sincere and active interest in improving Read more…

Repeat Winner: Randy Wagner Takes ‘Where in the Conejo’ Grand Prize Again!

This year, COSF’s popular “Where in the Conejo” monthly contest featured 12 trails or trailside phenomena, challenging contestants to identify them correctly. The previous year, we created a Grand Prize for whoever got the most answers correct. Randy Wagner of Thousand Oaks, who was last year’s Grand Prize winner, answered 11 out of 12 “Where” questions correctly this year, besting Read more…

David Filgas is the winner of our December ‘Where in the Conejo’ contest!

December’s “Where in the Conejo” contest photo featured a manmade drainage area on the Bowfield Trail (answer to the bonus question, which only one person got right). Of the correct entrants, David Filgas was selected at random as the winner of a $25 gift certificate. Congratulations, David, and thanks to all who entered! (Of which, 100% got it right!) All Read more…

It’s New Map Monday in North Ranch: Bowfield Trail to Three Peaks

Highlights A good intermediate workout with several options Climb up to three peaks (and one sub-peak), all with great views all around For an even great workout, continue on moderately steeper trails southwest on the Saddle Pass Trail or southeast on the Aqiwo Trail to the Wishbone Loop Trail The nearby Lindero Creek Trail provides a relaxing and shady change Read more…

Giving Tuesday is today, November 29. Please know your gift benefits our open space.

The Conejo Open Space Foundation (COSF) is unique because we are the only local non-profit organization that raises funds strictly for open space projects and programs. Founded in 2012, Giving Tuesday—observed on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving and the 4 days that follow—celebrates the spirit of philanthropy and charity. As in the past, we invite you to help support your open Read more…