Our Impact since 1962
Local. Vocal. Effective.
We are always keeping a vigilant eye on emerging and ongoing local land use issues involving open space. Our expertise and reputation commands influence with decision makers and, most importantly, we routinely deliver real environmental victories.
The Ultimate Outcome of Our Advocacy: The Permanent Protection of Natural Landscapes
As a result of our advocacy, land management agencies and organizations are better able to permanently protect natural areas at risk of development. These lands – to date over 185,000 acres of open space in San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties – serve as a regional greenbelt providing places to recreate and connect with nature, habitat for threatened wildlife, and enhanced resilience to drought, wildfire, and flooding.
Our Impact in 2021
acres of open space protected or positively impacted
achieved out of 11 concluded land use issues
10 key wildlife and plant species benefited
4 policies or plans adopted by governmental agencies
land use issues
in total monitored and advocated
25 were in collaboration with a total of 69 tribes, organizations, and community leaders
25,021 comment letters sent in response to our 28 calls to action with 22 favorable outcomes
117 additional letters were in response to our call to thank legislators for their vote