Announcing 2012 Bay Area Protected Lands Map

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Every year the Bay Area Open Space Council partners with GreenInfo Network to identify the lands protected from development in the San Francisco Bay Area. Funding provided by the Bay Area Program of the CA Coastal Conservancy.

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Announcing 2012 Bay Area Protected Lands Map

  1. 1. Bay Area Protected Areas Database January 17, 2013
  2. 2. Bay Area Protected Areas Database (BPAD) How many acres of potential rangeland are unprotected in the Bay Area? How many acres of publicly accessible land in Santa Clara County? What percentage of protected lands are owned by Federal Agencies in the region? What percentage of kids under 15 don’t live within walking distance of a park?
  3. 3. Bay Area Protected Areas Database (BPAD) 1.4 million How many acres of potential rangeland are unprotected in the Bay Area? ~139,000 How many acres of publicly accessible land in Santa Clara County? ~215,000 What percentage of protected lands are owned by Federal Agencies in the region? 62 What percentage of kids under 15 don’t live within walking distance of a park?
  4. 4. Bay Area Protected Areas Database (BPAD)A critical dataset that enables theregion to:- Illustrate our collective successes-Measure progress toward ourregional goals- Provide a baseline for many ongoingplanning and research efforts
  5. 5. Bay Area Protected Areas Database (BPAD) Quick History:1960’s ABAG1970s Greenbelt (Larry Orman)1990’s GIS!! At Risk Map, GINand BAOSC2000s Expansion to all of California
  6. 6. Bay Area Protected Areas Database (BPAD)Critical Dataset for Planning, Research,Measuring Progress, Outdoor Sites
  7. 7. Bay Area Protected Areas Database (BPAD)Critical Dataset for Planning, Research,Measuring Progress, Outdoor Sites
  8. 8. Bay Area Protected Areas Database (BPAD)Critical Dataset for Planning, Research,Measuring Progress, Outdoor Sites
  9. 9. Bay Area Protected Areas Database (BPAD)Critical Dataset for Planning, Research,Measuring Progress, Outdoor Sites
  10. 10. Bay Area Protected Areas Database (BPAD) Member benefit - Download the database!http://openspacecouncil.org/link/bpad 1. Regional Map 2. Table with statistics on ownership type, access, agency type, county 3. GIS data with complete metadata365+ downloads since summer of 2009200 different organizations – Land Trusts, Environmental Consultants,Researchers, College Students/Professors, Public Agencies, and many more
  11. 11. Bay Area Protected Areas Database (BPAD)2012 Release – Together we are making progress!http://openspacecouncil.org/link/bpad1.3 million acres – Most of any major metropolitan area in the world!Area 1.7 x the size of Yosemite, right in our BackyardNearly 1 million acres of publicly accessible parks, trails and open spaces!Acquisition Dates included for 80% of the acreage.
  12. 12. Bay Area Protected Areas Database (BPAD) Thank You!GreenInfo NetworkBay Area Program of the State Coastal ConservancyJon Christensen and Maria Santos for support with Acquisition DatesAnd all of you for your dedication and hard work!

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