The Authority released the Coyote Valley Landscape Linkage report, highlighting the importance of Coyote Valley for wildlife survival and diversity.
Santa Clara County Open Space Authority changed
its name to Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority and gained ability to acquire land beyond the current jurisdiction.
Researchers confirmed Coyote Valley as a Critical Wildlife Movement Linkage, providing a path for wildlife to move between the Santa Cruz and Diablo mountain range.
The Authority released Understanding Our Community, a report identifying six neighborhoods with significant barriers to open space access. By focusing on these neighborhoods the Agency can ensure all jurisdiction residents are served equally.
The Authority launched the Urban Open Space Grant Program, providing grants to projects that will help people connect to nature and access open space in their own neighborhoods.
The Agency unveiled the Santa Clara Valley Greenprint, a 30-year conservation vision for Santa Clara County.
Healthy Lands & Healthy Economies Initiative study valued the “natural capital” of the Santa Clara Valley at over $160 billion.
Opened a new parking lot with panoramic views of the valley at the top of Sierra Vista Open Space Preserve.
Third funding measure passed (Measure Q), with strong support from voters.