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Coyote Valley is a regional treasure

A last chance opportunity

Located at the southern end of San Jose to the north of Morgan Hill, Coyote Valley is one of the last remaining undeveloped valley floors in the Bay Area. It provides an essential wildlife linkage between the Santa Cruz Mountains and the Diablo Range, rare freshwater wetlands that protect groundwater and buffer against flooding, farms that grow local produce, and open space for all of us to enjoy.

A new vision for Coyote Valley

Coyote Valley has been threatened by development for decades. Although we’ve made great progress recently in protecting this last chance landscape, development threats still exist. We need to continue working to protect Coyote Valley’s fragile wildlife linkages, restore the historic floodplains, and support regenerative agricultural practices that increase our region’s climate resilience.

Protect Coyote Valley

Coyote Valley: Unique and irreplaceable

Species of birds

An inclusive wildlife corridor for the region.

Bobcats, coyotes, and other wildlife depend on the valley floor for habitat and migration passage. Many birds such as burrowing owls and the endangered tri-colored blackbirds live in the grasslands, wetlands, and fields.

Acres of wetlands

A secure source of drinking water and natural flood protection.

Protecting and restoring Coyote Valley reduces the risk of natural disasters by capturing and storing floodwaters like those that devastated San Jose in 2017.

Acres farmland in production

A proud heritage of local agriculture.

Farmland here is a source of locally-grown food and absorbs carbon from the atmosphere. It is a counterweight to urban sprawl, which exacerbates traffic congestion and reduces air and water quality.

Organizational leadership and support

Greenbelt Alliance logo
Land Trust of Santa Clara Valley logo
Santa Clara County Green Party logo
Sierra Club Loma Prieta logo
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society logo
Muwekma Ohlone Tribe logo
Mothers Out Front logo
San Jose Parks Foundation logo