The Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy and its partners preserved 41 acres in Rubio Canyon between 2009 and 2011. Located in the Altadena foothills, the canyon is a key link in a regional trails system. It also forms part of an important corridor for wildlife.

Our Rubio Canyon property is comprised of three adjoining parcels that we bought from Sameer Etman.  Sameer takes conservation to heart: He sold the first 20 acres to us for a pittance, then made sure we were able to buy the next two by setting the price for each well below market value.  Thanks, Sameer, for making sure your 41 acres are preserved for nature forever!

The preservation of this land wouldn't have been possible without our acquisition partners: the California Wildlife Conservation Board, the California Department of Fish and Game, the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority, the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy, and the office of L.A. County Supervisor Michael Antonovich.

Special thanks also go to our conservation partners: the Eaton Canyon Nature Center Associates, Southern California Edison, the California Conservation Corps, the Pasadena Audubon Society, the Audubon California, REI, and the Diggers Garden Club.