Coyote Valley, just outside of San Jose, has been nationally recognized as one of 13 critical landscapes around the country that are at risk of being lost in Landslide 2017: Open Season on Open Space. Landslide is The Cultural Landscape Foundation’s annual digest of the nation’s at-risk landscapes. The Cultural Landscape Foundation chose to highlight Coyote Valley because even here in the Bay Area, it has been “Open Season on Open Space”. Coyote… Read More
Coyote Valley, south of San Jose, has experienced many environmental victories and some defeats in the decades-long battle between dooming it to sprawl versus restoring its natural and working landscape. Advocates defended this 7,400-acre valley of farmland, wildlife, and crucial water resources from the sprawl that hit the South Bay in the 1960s, but it could still be lost to unnecessary development radiating from San Jose, Morgan Hill, and Gilroy today. Greenbelt… Read More
Greenbelt Alliance’s signature At Risk is the definitive research on the Bay Area’s farms, ranches, and natural areas at risk of being lost forever to sprawl development. In an effort to bring these lands to the public view, we have real life stories told by the dedicated local residents who fight to keep them free from sprawl.
For decades, Greenbelt Alliance and our partners have protected Coyote Valley from inappropriate development—from technology campuses to sprawling subdivisions. Now there is yet another proposal before the San Jose City Council to build a 517,000 square foot warehouse distribution center on Coyote Valley’s pristine lands. We need your help to stop it.
Interim CEO, Stephanie Reyes, brings nuance to the conversation around the water crisis at the Silicon Valley Regional Economic Forum. She spoke to the importance of smart development in urban areas, and why protecting open spaces can be a cheaper alternative for water conservation than creating new infrastructure for sprawl.
Partnerships are essential to much of our work. In Coyote Valley, one of our most important partners has been the industrious Sibella Kraus, President of Sustainable Agriculture Education (SAGE).
SAN JOSE — After decades of conflict over whether to build technology campuses and housing in Coyote Valley, the scenic expanse of ranches and farms on San Jose’s southern edges along Highway 101, a new momentum has begun to keep the area free of urban development, San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo said Saturday.
SAN JOSE — For years, developers and environmentalists have battled over Coyote Valley, a bucolic stretch of orchards and farms along Highway 101 between San Jose and Morgan Hill that — depending on one’s viewpoint — is either a prime spot for job-producing industries or a natural gem that should remain untouched in a region choked by sprawl.