At Risk 2006

In 2006, Greenbelt Alliance published the second edition of its landmark study on the state of the region’s landscapes and found that over 400,000 acres of greenbelt lands were still at risk.

Conducted every five years, At Risk is the Bay Area’s most trusted land conservation research. In 2006, Greenbelt Alliance published the next edition this landmark study.

The report found that there are 401,500 acres of greenbelt lands at risk of sprawl development. That includes 125,200 acres at risk within the next 10 years, classified as high-risk land, and 276,200 acres at risk within the next 10 to 30 years, classified as medium-risk land. If current development patterns continue, roughly one out of every 10 acres in the entire Bay Area could be paved over in the next 30 years.

Also see At Risk 2012 and At Risk 2017.

KEEP READING

More Research

At Risk

Over six years, we cut the region’s land at risk of development by 20%. But in the hottest housing market in decades, are the Bay Area’s growth policies and plans still stopping sprawl? We have the answer.

Scroll to Top