CARING FOR THE PLACES YOU LOVE

SO NATURE CAN CARE FOR YOU

We provide nature-based solutions to the pressures of growth and climate change

Mitigate Growth
Mitigate Growth

Santa Clara county’s population is expected to grow 36% by 2035.

By protecting open spaces surrounding Santa Clara Valley we stop building on natural lands and encourage growth in urban areas.

Reducing Wildfire
Reducing Wildfire

Climate change is increasing the frequency, severity, and unpredictability of wildfires.

By responsibily managing open spaces we reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfires in our region.

Slowing Flooding
Slowing Flooding

Homes and businesses in urban San Jose suffered $100M in damages in the 2017 flood.

By utilizing nature as infrastructure we can slow the effects of floodwaters downstream in urban neighborhoods.

What We Do

INVESTING IN NATURE

$24/year

The Open Space Authority is funded primarily by a $24/year parcel tax to ensure the benefits of nature are available to all.

For every dollar invested in nature, we’ve leveraged $3 in public and private partnership funds for conservation, restoration, and recreation projects.

Clean air and water
WILDLIFE HABITAT
PASSIVE RECREATION
PUBLIC HEALTH
CLIMATE RESILIENCE
AGRICULTURE

How You Can Get Involved

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We Are In This Together

The Open Space Authority is a small agency with a big mission. We amplify our work through extensive partnerships to accomplish our goals. With our partners, we conserve land, restore landscapes, connect people to nature, support agriculture, provide outdoor education, and sustain our natural resources for future generations.

Learn more about our invaluable partnerships