North Berkeley Puts AB2923 into Practice

North Berkeley BART is an early test case for AB2923.

The first test case for what is possible under AB2923 is happening at the North Berkeley BART Station. Given the North Berkeley station’s proximity to job centers and walkability, BART is now able to construct up to 300 units of housing on its four-acre parking lot under BART’s transit-oriented development guidelines.

AB 948 Gives Coyote Valley Statewide Significance

AB 948 brings statewide attention to the issue of protecting Coyote Valley

Assembly Member Ash Kalra’s AB 948 would officially recognize Coyote Valley as an area of statewide significance, creating new conservation opportunities. The bill focuses on both the pure value of the environment and its benefits to San Jose as green infrastructure.

Sonoma Developmental Center Prioritized as Open Space

At Risk lands at the Sonoma Developmental Center were recently prioritized for protection.

Breaking News! One of the most at-risk greenbelts in the Bay Area moved toward permanent protection! More than 700 acres of open space and wildlife habitat at the Sonoma Developmental Center (SDC) in Sonoma Valley are being prioritized as open space in a new $40 million planning agreement between state and county officials! These spectacular lands were identified in the Greenbelt Alliance At Risk 2017 report as among the most at risk… Read More

A New Vision for Santa Clara’s El Camino Real

The Santa Clara Community Advocates discussing their shared vision for the El Camino Real

The Santa Clara Community Advocates released their shared vision for Santa Clara’s El Camino Real Corridor, laying a path for smart growth in the city. Paired with their walking tours, they’re taking important steps towards building a better future for their city.

East Bay: Winning Protections for Agriculture & Open Space

Greenbelt Alliance celebrated a big win this summer when the Antioch City Council voted to protect 1,200 acres of natural and agricultural lands, which had long been in the crosshairs for sprawl development.

Brentwood Farmland Threatened by Sprawl

Brentwood farmland and orchards are being threatened by sprawl.

A developer wants to build a new sprawling subdivision on 800 acres of prime Brentwood farmland. This proposal violates the town’s urban limit line and threatens to destroy the community’s cherished agricultural heritage.

The Women of Greenbelt Alliance

For international women's day, we're celebrating the women of Greenbelt Alliance

This International Women’s Day we’re celebrating the women of Greenbelt Alliance. From our founder Dorothy Erskine to the hard working staff and board members that serve our organization today, they’ve had an incalculable impact on our success.

North Bay: Rebuilding for Resilience

Through 2018, North Bay residents and leaders focused on rebuilding and getting people and communities back on their feet. For Greenbelt Alliance, it was also a year of forging new partnerships to make cities and towns more sustainable and our landscapes more resilient in the wake of the fires.

South Bay: Three Monumental Ballot Measure Wins for Open Space

The fight to sink Measure B and pass Measure C, two competing measures in San Jose, was a battle of dollars versus democracy—and democracy won. These victories, along with the passage of Measure T in fall 2018, have us on the verge of permanent protection for Coyote Valley.

Where the World Begins: See and Feel Sonoma Mountain

A view of Bennet Valley from Sonoma Mountain

North Bay Regional Director Teri Shore reviews a new book that lets you see the beauty of Sonoma Mountain through the eyes of its most passionate advocates.