The Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority is partnering with local Tribes to reconnect them with their ancestral and traditional lands, to promote their role as partners in land stewardship, and to find shared solutions to today's conservation challenges for future generations.
We recognize the historic and enduring relationship that exists between Indigenous Peoples and the land of this region that comprises the Open Space Authority's jurisdiction. Despite years of targeted violence and erasure, local Tribes have endured to protect their language, culture, and heritage. Tribes continue to serve as stewards of land and culture and seek access to lands that represent historic territories.
We are honored and humbled to work with local Tribes, and our work to grow and develop these important partnerships is ongoing. The Authority is committed to listening, learning, and working together to protect open spaces and wildlife, advance land stewardship, manage and protect cultural resources, safeguard water resources, provide environmental education, and combat climate change for the benefit of all.