What makes the Bay Area great

The Bay Area Open Space Council is a unique network of nonprofits and public agencies that conserve, steward and connect people to the region’s world-class parks, trails, and working lands in the San Francisco Bay Area.

What started in 1990 as a small group of like-minded colleagues, the Open Space Council has grown to 65 organizational members and supporters that serve tens of millions of people each year, maintain thousands of miles of trails, produce delicious food, and steward over 1 million acres of publicly accessible parks.

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Ceci n’est pas une miroir

As part of our Your Bay Area initiative, we have conducted lots of research. We have done surveys and interviews. We have analyzed other campaigns ... Continue reading

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Will you attend the Open Space Conference?

We invite you to take a step back and look around. This is an invitation to be inspired, to learn, and to grow. We invite you to meet others who sh... Continue reading

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Funders’ Perspectives on Bay Area Land Conservation

The Bay Area is fortunate to have very engaged and knowledgeable funders that support the many aspects of land conservation. In the nine counties t... Continue reading

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Stretching your wings

You know that time when it’s time to leave the nest? Time to stretch your wings and see what you can do? If ... Continue reading

Members include:

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Marin Agricultural Land Trust (MALT) East Bay Regional Park District San Francisco Public Utilities Commission Sempervirens Fund The Nature Conservancy

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