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Our Events

Upcoming events

Building community is part of what the Open Space Council does. By making real time connections with people from around the region we are able to seize opportunities and overcome challenges more efficiently and effectively.

Almost Spring Gathering, Berkeley

Gathering

March 16, 2017

Almost Spring Gathering, Berkeley

Open Space Conference, Richmond

Conference

May 18, 2017

Open Space Conference, Richmond

Past events

Rainy Season Gathering, Berkeley

Gathering

January 26, 2017 | 9:30am - 1:00pm

Rainy Season Gathering, Berkeley

Harvest Gathering, San Jose

Gathering

November 17, 2016 | 9:30am - 1:00pm

Harvest Gathering, San Jose

Social Media for Tangible Outcomes, Berkeley

Gathering

September 29, 2016 | 9:30am - 1:00pm

Social Media for Tangible Outcomes, Berkeley

2016 Open Space Conference

Conference

May 19, 2016

2016 Open Space Conference

Almost Spring Gathering

Gathering

March 17, 2016 | 9:30am - 1pm

Almost Spring Gathering

Rainy Season Gathering

Gathering

January 28, 2016 | 9:30am - 1pm

Rainy Season Gathering

Regional Funding, Regional Action

Gathering

November 19, 2015 | 9:30am - 1pm

Regional Funding, Regional Action

Here and Now: a film and discussion exploring Native American and land conservation partnerships

Gathering

September 17, 2015 | 10am - 1pm

Here and Now: a film and discussion exploring Native American and land conservation partnerships

2015 Open Space Conference

Conference

May 13, 2015 - May 14, 2015

2015 Open Space Conference

25th Anniversary Party

Anniversary party

May 13, 2015 | 5pm - 9pm

25th Anniversary Party

Funders’ Perspectives on Bay Area Land Conservation

Gathering

March 19, 2015 | 10am - 1pm

Funders’ Perspectives on Bay Area Land Conservation

Ballot Measures and Changing Demographics

Gathering

January 22, 2015 | 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Ballot Measures and Changing Demographics

Developing Regional Conservation Strategies

Webinar

December 11, 2014

Developing Regional Conservation Strategies

Opening the Doors and Gates

Gathering

November 20, 2014

Opening the Doors and Gates

The Why, How and What’s Next on Ecosystem Services in the Bay Area

Gathering

September 25, 2014

The Why, How and What’s Next on Ecosystem Services in the Bay Area

Stewardship Working Group

Workshop

June 18, 2014

Stewardship Working Group

Open Space Conference

Conference

May 8, 2014

Open Space Conference

Stewardship Palooza

Gathering

March 20, 2014

Stewardship Palooza

A Birthday Party for California State Parks

Gathering

January 16, 2014

A Birthday Party for California State Parks

Communications Working Group

Workshop

December 5, 2013

Communications Working Group

Food, Water, Climate, People and the Land that Ties it all Together

Gathering

November 22, 2013

Food, Water, Climate, People and the Land that Ties it all Together

Maps & Apps, Tools & Tips

Gathering

September 12, 2013

Maps & Apps, Tools & Tips

Open Space Conference

Conference

May 16, 2013

Open Space Conference

Going to the Public for Conservation

Gathering

March 21, 2013

Going to the Public for Conservation

Who are you? Who are we? The What, How and especially the Why of Working in Land Conservation

Gathering

January 17, 2013

Who are you? Who are we? The What, How and especially the Why of Working in Land Conservation

Bay Area Agriculture in a Changing Climate

Partner's Event

January 16, 2013

Bay Area Agriculture in a Changing Climate

Climate Smart Actions for Natural Resource Managers

Partner's Event

November 29, 2012

Climate Smart Actions for Natural Resource Managers

Managing Land with Science in Hand

Gathering

November 15, 2012

Managing Land with Science in Hand

A panel to discuss what is growing in the South Bay

Gathering

September 20, 2012

A panel to discuss what is growing in the South Bay

Critical Linkages Symposiums: North Bay

Workshop

June 27, 2012

Critical Linkages Symposiums: North Bay

Critical Linkages Symposiums: South and East Bay

Workshop

June 26, 2012

Critical Linkages Symposiums: South and East Bay

Alt.

Partner's Event

June 16, 2012

Alt.

Spare the Air – Transit and Trails Workshop

Workshop

May 19, 2012

Spare the Air – Transit and Trails Workshop

Open Space Conference – Crossing Bridges, Creating Possibilities

Conference

May 10, 2012

Open Space Conference – Crossing Bridges, Creating Possibilities

Lake To Gate – Transit To The Ridge Trail

Partner's Event

April 21, 2012

Lake To Gate – Transit To The Ridge Trail

Status Updates, Hashtags, Blogs and other Internet Doohickies

Gathering

March 15, 2012

Status Updates, Hashtags, Blogs and other Internet Doohickies

Who cares? And Why Should They? A conversation about land and people.

Gathering

January 19, 2012

Who cares? And Why Should They? A conversation about land and people.

What does it all mean? What is being done? And how do we need to think in new ways?

Gathering

November 17, 2011

What does it all mean? What is being done? And how do we need to think in new ways?

Urban Gardens to Open Range

Workshop

November 16, 2011

Urban Gardens to Open Range

One Look Back, Two Steps Forward

Gathering

September 15, 2011

One Look Back, Two Steps Forward

Getting From Here to There: Transportation, Open Space, and Climate Change

Gathering

July 21, 2011

Getting From Here to There: Transportation, Open Space, and Climate Change

Triple Threat Bike Challenge

Partner's Event

June 18, 2011

Triple Threat Bike Challenge

Community Bridges Workshop: Nuts & Bolts

Workshop

June 2, 2011

Community Bridges Workshop: Nuts & Bolts

Community Bridges Workshops

Workshop

May 18, 2011

Community Bridges Workshops

Healthy People, Healthy Parks, Healthy Communities

Conference

May 12, 2011

Healthy People, Healthy Parks, Healthy Communities

Transit to the Ridge Trail

Workshop

April 2, 2011

Transit to the Ridge Trail

Grazing & Conservation : Ranchers & Environmentalists

Gathering

March 17, 2011

Grazing & Conservation : Ranchers & Environmentalists

Workshop on Upland Habitat Goals Explorer

Workshop

January 26, 2011

Workshop on Upland Habitat Goals Explorer

Climate Change On The Ground

Gathering

January 20, 2011

Climate Change On The Ground

Upland Habitat Goals Explorer Workshop

Workshop

November 20, 2010

Upland Habitat Goals Explorer Workshop

Outreach and Communications Working Group

Workshop

November 18, 2010

Outreach and Communications Working Group

Fundraising Stories From and For the Land

Gathering

November 18, 2010

Fundraising Stories From and For the Land

Climate Change Workshop

Workshop

November 10, 2010

Climate Change Workshop

Climate Change Research: Implications for Biodiversity Conservation, Open Space Acquisition and Land Management

Workshop

November 1, 2010

Climate Change Research: Implications for Biodiversity Conservation, Open Space Acquisition and Land Management

Members’ Meeting

Gathering

September 16, 2010

Members’ Meeting

Bay Area Open Space Council Annual Conference

Conference

May 20, 2010

Bay Area Open Space Council Annual Conference

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