Support Local Farms and Ranches

Harley Farms goat

Successful local farms and ranches provide fresh food and economic, social, and environmental benefits for the entire Bay Area. Yet, development continues to chip away at our agricultural lands. Since 1984, we’ve lost 217,000 acres of farm and ranch land to sprawl—that’s seven times the size of San Francisco! You can use your online voice, your vote, and your buying power to support local farms and ranches.

Loving Sonoma County Landscapes

If you love the rolling hills, coastal bluffs, redwood forests and rich farm and ranch land of Sonoma County, now is your chance to share what favorite landscapes you’d like to protect forever!

Recovery and Resilience: Learning from the North Bay Fires

Greenbelt Alliance pledges not to forget the devastation of the North Bay fires and their impact on our region. We are thinking deeply about how we can guide and inform regional policy in the years to come and look forward to working with partners as recovery efforts continue.

2017 Legislative Session Wrap-Up

October 15 marked the end of the 2017 California legislative session. Greenbelt Alliance endorsed a lot of stellar bills and opposed a few duds, ending the year with some once-in-a-generation successes. Here’s an overview.

Community Separator in Path of Fires

The Sonoma Solstice resort and event center is being proposed for burned land in the community separator

While community separators didn’t stop the Tubb’s fire in Santa Rosa, without them, the damage could have been much worse. Read more.

Our CASA: Greenbelt Alliance CEO Joins MTC Housing Task Force

Jeremy Madsen has joined the Committee for Affordable and Sustainable Accommodations (CASA) an MTC task force focused on solving the housing crisis.

North Bay Fires: Recovery & Resiliency

This disaster may have been far worse if not for the policies and plans that have been in place to avoid sprawl in the rural areas of the North Bay. We believe we can reduce the impact that natural disasters have—avoiding even more devastating results—by fighting for smart planning moving forward.

Savor the Greenbelt 2017 Enjoys Record Support & Memorable Remarks

On October 3, 2017, the Greenbelt Alliance community came together to celebrate our work to protect Bay Area landscapes and promote smart growth in our cities and towns. Guests enjoyed locally-sourced cuisine and remarks on the importance of our work from Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom and San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo.

Coyote Valley in San Jose Named to National List of At-Risk Landscapes

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.

Yes on Measure E: Novato Wetlands and Flood Control

Novato residents have an opportunity to improve flood control and increase marsh restoration by voting YES on Measure E in the November 7 election.