A History of Bay Area Open Space Conservation
The Bay Area has a long history of preserving its open lands. Today, about one-third of the region is designated as open space, from small city parks to lands stretching thousands of acres.
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Explore the Bay Area’s conservation history. Open spaces 100 acres and larger are shown in green.
Sources and Credits: California Protected Areas Database from GreenInfo Network, Bay Area Open Space Council, Stanford University Bill Lane Center for the American West and Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis.
Credits: Geoff McGhee, Lauren Sommer, and Maria J. Santos