The Open Space Council Blog


Gearing Up for Good Policy for Bay Area Lands in 2018

December 11, 2017


Good policy matters. But it’s not guaranteed. From climate change, to fire, rain, and drought, to rising development pressures on our natural and working lands, good policy plays a critical role in addressing our region’s most pressing land conservation issues. In 2018, there will be important opportunities at the local, county, and statewide level to secure public funding for the Bay Area at a scale that allows us to effectively respond to these challenges. But to get these much-needed resources that support the health of our regional lands that in turn support the plants, animals, and humans alike than live, work, and play here, it is no understatement to say that the future of our region relies on your voice, your vote, and your input today.

Join us at our Policy Gathering on Thursday, January 25, 2018. You will get the scoop on the latest proposed legislation, bond and funding measures, and agency programs in the upcoming year that could fund, benefit, or impact Bay Area land conservation and your work. Whether you consider yourself a policy wonk or you are brand new to policy and campaigns, the panel will offer helpful insights on how we can work together as a region to advance land conservation policy and funding. We all have something to learn about the following:



Current speakers include:


The Gathering will be held at the David Brower Center in downtown Berkeley. Doors open at 9:30am. The program starts at 10am and there will be time for Q&A with the audience. Lunch will be served from 12-1pm. We’ll be using #OSCPolicy to talk about the event on social.

Register now