Natural Landscapes Initiative
To achieve Grow Smart Bay Area, Greenbelt Alliance envisions the Bay Area’s natural landscapes are fully protected and stewarded.
The San Francisco Bay Area is rich in diverse habitats, from wetlands to woodlands, from rivers to hills. Natural areas are vital to the region for respite, tourism, and ecological health. Unplanned growth and insufficient investment risks it all. The region must protect lands not only for wildlife and plants but also to trap carbon, replenish water supply, and foster healthy lifestyles for everyone.