The Crafton Hills in 1982, with orange groves in front. The orange groves are now the Chapman Heights community.
The founders of the Conservancy recognized the value of the delicate web of life held within the deep canyons and undulating ridges of this coastal sage scrub and chaparral ecosystem.
Crafton Hills Open Space Conservancy (CHOSC) History
Wildflower Walk, March 1995
Hikers gather for a Wildflower Walk in 1995. They are at the future location of the Three Hawks trailhead, which would be built 20 years later.
In those days, the only access was up the fire road from the College.
Aerial view of the Crafton Hills in 1953, still surrounded by open space