Conservation Lands Network
The Conservation Lands Network is a regional vision and guide to protect the Bay Area’s irreplaceable landscapes. Between 2006 and 2011, the Bay Area Open Space Council partnered with 125 regional experts to develop the Conservation Lands Network (CLN) as a tool for conservation practitioners, landowners, land managers, policy makers and the public. In 2014 we released a progress report that looked at key indicators like protected lands, biodiversity, water resources, and stewardship. And now we are in the process of updating the CLN. This update project is called the Science Expansion.
Bay Area Greenprint
The Bay Area Greenprint is a tool that reveals the multiple benefits of natural and agricultural lands, empowering users to inform land use decisions with better data. The Bay Area Greenprint identifies, maps, and measures the values that natural resources contribute to the ecosystem, the economy, and the local and regional community.
The Bay Area Greenprint brings together a wide range of data to help you discover and highlight many potential benefits from the non-built environment, across a range of themes: Biodiversity & Habitat, Agriculture, Water, Carbon, and Recreation.
The Bay Area Greenprint is a collaboration of The Nature Conservancy, Bay Area Open Space Council, American Farmland Trust, Greenbelt Alliance, and GreenInfo Network. Funding provided by the S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation.
Learn more at bayareagreenprint.org
Protected Areas Database
How do we know where we’re going, if we don’t know where we are now?
We have collaborated with GreenInfo Network for many years to develop a very detailed GIS database of protected areas in the 9 county San Francisco Bay Area. Bay Area protected Lands Database (BPAD). In 2010 we included Santa Cruz County for the first time. Special thanks to the State Coastal Conservancy for providing funding to update this critical dataset.
Each year we update the database with the latest acquisitions and easements and share the data, maps, and a summary of statistics. And we continously work to make advancements to the spatial accuracy of the data.
BPAD is developed in coordination with the California Protected Areas Database and the California Conservation Easement Database – learn more at www.calands.org