Recent News from our Blog

Students from Agoura Hills, Thousand Oaks Win COSF 2024 Eco Scholarships

Two local high school seniors, Simone Scheuble-Isip of Thousand Oaks and Alexandria Paris Williams of Agoura Hills, are the recipients of the fourth annual Conejo Open Space Foundation scholarships. The $1,000 scholarships support students pursuing environmental-studies-related majors at two- or four-year colleges or universities. The scholarships, which provide up to $4,000 per student in total, are determined by a six-person panel. Read more…

The May Trail Work Day: Working to restore the Glider Hill South Trail

An old trail has re-emerged for your enjoyment! You can help ensure the trail remains in place by hiking or riding it. As well as enjoying a piece of history, you will help pack the dirt down and thus slowing vegetation regrowth. On May 18, about 25 volunteers worked to restore the Glider Hill South Trail that disappeared years ago Read more…

Our new “Four Seasons” quarterly photo contest starts now! Spring photo: Spider web with dew.

Starting in 2024,  we are challenging you with the “Four Seasons” contest! We want to find out how good you are at locating specific kinds of sights in our Open Space. Each season, we’ll post the name of something that you can find in the Conejo Open Space, such as the spider web in the photo below. And that’s the Read more…

Anna's hummingbird seen up close ruffling its feathers.

Dr. Julie Morley to kick off COSF Speaker Series with an inspiring talk about hummingbird conservation

Ornithologist and multispecies expert Dr. Julie Morley will speak May 1 at 7:00 p.m.  on “How You Can Help the Hummingbirds.” She will discuss how to create a hospitable hummingbird habitat in your backyard, how to choose and maintain healthy feeders, and which species you’re likely to see in our area. Dr. Morley will also cover hummingbird lifecycles, which species Read more…

It’s New Map Monday in Lang Ranch: Woodridge Loop with Longer Options

Highlights Four possible routes of varying difficulty: 2.8 miles with 550′ of climbing for the Woodbridge Loop alone 4.1 miles with 750′ of climbing, starting in Wood Ranch 4.4 miles with 750′ of climbing, starting on Westlake Blvd. 6.7 miles with 1300′ of climbing, starting on Erbes Rd. The Woodridge Loop is a short easy hike that circumnavigates the gated Read more…

It’s New Map Monday in Oakbrook/Lang Ranch: Sandstone Hills Trail

Highlights The rocky scenery is beautiful as the trail cuts across the towering and rugged south flank of Simi Peak and the Simi Hills View deposits from the Middle Miocene period (14 million years ago) and Upper Cretaceous period (100 million to 66 million years ago when the dinosaurs went extinct) in the cliffs above the trail Experience a sea Read more…