We aim to strategically protect two million acres of Bay Area habitats and rare landscapes.

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The Conservation Lands Network 1.0 Progress Report

  • analyzes progress made and looks ahead to what is next

  • connects regional to local; and local to regional

  • broadens the audience for the Conservation Lands Network

  • celebrates achievements by land conservation agencies, organizations and individuals and inspires next steps

  • The Progress Report Team

Progress Goals

Regional Acreage Protection Goal

Strategically protect 2 million acres of Bay Area upland habitat and rare landscapes for biodiversity conservation.

Habitat and Rare Landscape Protection Goals

Protection of habitats, rare landscapes and vegetation types is where the "strategic" part of protecting 2 million acres of Bay Area Lands is realized.

Fish and Riparian Habitat Goal

Save our streams and the ecological processes our water supply relies on.

CLN Implementation Goals

On-going support, collaboration, partnerships and community for land conservation in the Bay Area: stewardship, policy, funding, outreach and education, access to protected areas and counting private lands.

Progress by Indicator

Progress since the original release of CLN 1.0 in 2011 is organized by four indicators:

Protected Lands

Protected lands are landscapes and open spaces owned in fee title or protected through an agricultural or conservation easement. Connected lands are areas where protected lands are adjacent to one another and therefore create a large landscape mosaic. Critical Linkages are important corridors for wildlife movement. Lands At Risk are areas at risk of being developed due to regional population and growth trends.

Biodiversity and Habitat

Biodiversity is "the complex of living organisms, their physical environment, the interactions among these organisms, and how they array themselves in the physical environment." The Conservation Lands Network uses habitat and rare landscapes-specifically the location and rarity of vegetation types-as indicators for biodiversity viability in the Bay Area.

Water Resources

The water systems above and below ground-streams, rivers, ponds, vernal pools, lakes and reservoirs, ground water basins and watersheds-are the life support to the upland habitats and rare landscapes that comprise the Conservation Lands Network. Water Resources in the Conservation Lands Network are the important streams, riparian habitat, and associated upland areas that support healthy native fish populations and ensure watershed functionality.

People and Conservation

Land conservation is not possible without on-going effort, collaboration, coordination and investment by people in both the public and private sectors. Successful implementation of the Conservation Lands Network and progress toward the Regional Acreage Protection Goal and Habitat and Rare Landscape Protection Goals cannot be made without the committed efforts made by the Bay Area's land owners and land managers, conservation volunteers, policy makers, recreation and trail advocates, scientists and researchers, and the voting public.

Progress by County

  • Marin County

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  • Sonoma County

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  • Napa County

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  • Solano County

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  • Contra Costa County

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  • Alameda County

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  • Santa Clara County

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  • Santa Cruz County

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  • San Mateo County

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  • San Francisco County

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