Programs

We work with our members and partners to protect and connect the Bay Area’s amazing natural resources
and strive to keep Bay Area nature within reach – for residents, wildlife and generations to come.

Programs

The Open Space Council was founded on the belief that by working together we can achieve more. We work with our members and partners to protect and connect the Bay Area’s amazing natural resources and strive to keep Bay Area nature within reach – for residents, wildlife and generations to come. In close partnership with others we aim to:

 

Protect and steward the land with:

Conservation Lands Network

Protected Areas Database 

Bay Area Actions 

Stewardship Working Group

Critical Linkages

Terrestrial Biodiversity and Climate Change Collaborative 

 

Connect people to the land with:

Your Bay Area

Healthy Parks, Healthy People

 

Convene and facilitate everyone who cares about parks, trails, working lands and other open spaces with:

Annual Open Space conference

Gatherings

 

 

Past programs include:

Transit and Trails

Golden Lands, Golden Opportunity 

Park Connections 

Managing Protected Lands in the Bay Area (2006) 

Cultural Diversity in Land Conservation Report (2005)

People, Parks and Change Report (2004) 

From the blog

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Stretching your wings

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Recruiting for focus groups!

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A closer look at Priority Conservation Areas

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We’ve made progress! Let’s see what kind…

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