Greenbelt Alliance thanks the many people around the Bay Area who helped to provide the information compiled in this report as well as our generous supporters:


Arntz Family Foundation
Matt and Janice Barger
California Coastal Conservancy
The Clarence E. Heller Foundation
The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
JEC Foundation

Expert Advisors

Nicole Byrd
Executive Director, Solano Land Trust

Dick Cameron
Senior Conservation Planner, The Nature Conservancy

James Raives
Senior Open Space Planner, Marin County Parks

Paul Ringgold
Vice President, Stewardship, Peninsula Open Space Trust

Tom Robinson
Conservation Planner, Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District

Bill Shoe
Principal Planner, Santa Clara County Planning Office

Beth Stone
GIS Analyst, East Bay Regional Park District

John Woodbury
General Manager, Napa County Regional Park and Open Space District

Greenbelt Alliance Staff

Lead Researcher
Adam Garcia, Policy Researcher

Intern Researchers
Derek Anderson
Joe Bonk
Samantha Dolgoff
John Gilbert
Marisa Lee
Bill Parker
Ramzi Ramey

Jeremy Madsen, Executive Director
Stephanie Reyes, Policy Director
Jennifer Gennari, Communications Director
Adam Garcia

Field Researchers
Melissa Hippard, Campaigns Director
Michele Beasley, Senior Field Representative
Amanda Bornstein, Senior Field Representative
Ellie Casson, Field Representative
Whitney Merchant, Field Representative
Matt Vander Sluis, Senior Field Representative

Jennifer Gennari
Stephanie Reyes


John Kelley, Senior GIS Specialist, GreenInfo Network
Tim Sinnott, Senior GIS Specialist, GreenInfo Network

Photo credits

Photography by Greenbelt Alliance except
Cover: Scott Hein /
p1, 29: Courtesy of Frog Hollow Farm
p2: Lech Naumovich Photography
p3, 10: Brian Murphy
p29, 31: Adam Hoffman
p30: © 2011 Kathryn Hargis, courtesy of Peninsula Open Space Trust


Adam Hoffman,


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