Landscape Linkage Report

June 1, 2017 Coyote Valley is a last chance landscape. The Valley is situated in one of the world’s top 25 most important biodiversity hotspots (the San Francisco Bay Region) and one of the six most important conservation areas in the US. (Stein et al. 2000). Coyote Valley is a conservation focal area of tremendous significance. It has been identified by the scientific community as an irreplaceable and unique opportunity to functionally connect the biodiversity (especially wildlife populations) of the Santa Cruz Mountains with the Diablo Range (Thorne et al. 2006; Spencer et al. 2010; Penrod et al. 2013).

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