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Measure T Is Proof of the Coyote Valley Concept

By Brian Schmidt, Green Foothills Interim Legislative Advocate November 20, 2020 Measure T: Continuing Long-Term Funding For Environmental Protection The struggle to protect Coyote Valley has been a long one mainly featuring fighting destructive proposals to impose sprawl on this large open space area. In some cases, landowners and developers have realized that they can […]

Welcoming the Newest Member of Protect Coyote Valley: the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe

By Megan Fluke, Executive Director of Green Foothills September 8, 2020 Launched in 2017, the Protect Coyote Valley initiative is bringing together the community who believes that the Coyote Valley region in south San Jose should be permanently protected and restored. Since, it has been this collective effort of its now 12 members that have […]

Help Us Pass Measure T!

By Alice Kaufman, Legislative Advocacy Director at Green Foothills September 4, 2020 Measure T, which will renew funding for the Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority (OSA), will be on the ballot for most Santa Clara County voters this November. Volunteers are needed to help get the word out about this important ballot measure to […]

High Speed Rail Endangers Wildlife in Coyote Valley

July 13, 2020 High Speed Rail Endangers Wildlife, Impacts Farmland in Coyote Valley Last month, we called on the California High Speed Rail Authority for better protections of wildlife connections through Coyote Valley and to ensure that farmland loss there be balanced with farmland protection within the same area. Our comments were in response to […]

Supervisors Uphold $5 Million Promise for Farmland Preservation

June 8, 2020 Last week, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors upheld their promise to fund nearly $5 million for farmland preservation. They unanimously approved a transfer of the funds to the County Planning Department budget and a memorandum of understanding with the Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority that will allow for the […]

Ask Supervisors to Uphold $5 Million Promise for Farmland Preservation

May 31, 2020 On Tuesday, June 2, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors will consider whether to fulfill their commitment to allocate nearly $5 million for farmland preservation. Some Coyote Valley agricultural property owners are interested in selling their land for preservation. If the Board of Supervisors does not take action now this opportunity […]

Future Of Coyote Valley To Be Discussed Wednesday

February 26, 2020 SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA — A celebration and conversation will take place Wednesday evening about the future of Coyote Valley in San Jose, according to Green Foothills, a group that aims to protect open space, farmland and natural resources in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. The evening will get underway at […]

Habitat Agency to Now Protect Over 2,300 Acres in Coyote Valley

Photo credit: HALL AND HALL REAL ESTATE By Julie Hutcheson February 10, 2020 The Santa Clara Valley Habitat Agency is on a roll when it comes to acquiring land in the foothills of Coyote Valley. The Agency has signed a purchase and sale agreement for 1,861 acres of Tilton Ranch. Along with the purchase of […]

Staedler: Coyote Valley for all, forever (San Jose Spotlight)

By Bob Staedler December 2, 2019 There are moments that we take for granted in terms of their importance for our environment and the well-being of our future generations. The conservation and preservation of 937 acres of Coyote Valley will be seen by future generations as an immeasurable gift. This gift was wrapped and delivered […]