Greenbelt Alliance’s signature At Risk is the definitive research on the Bay Area’s farms, ranches, and natural areas at risk of being lost forever to sprawl development. Its stories, and the people who tell them, bring to light—out of the depths of planning documents—what the region’s future could look like if we don’t speak up to stop sprawl and restore habitat.
Coyote Valley, just south of San Jose, is featured in the report. About half of this 7,400-acre gem is at risk of development. The land in the valley’s north is rare and valuable for its agriculture, wildlife corridors, groundwater recharge, and recreation—but this land is at high risk. San Jose has zoned northern Coyote Valley for industrial development, and it faces multiple proposals, including a 517,000-square-foot warehouse distribution center for e-commerce deliveries—a growing development threat throughout the state.
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About Protect Coyote Valley
The Protect Coyote Valley campaign is led by Committee for Green Foothills and supported by Greenbelt Alliance, Keep Coyote Creek Beautiful, Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society, Sierra Club Loma Prieta Chapter, and SAGE — Sustainable Agriculture Education. It aims to preserve Coyote Valley, San Jose as open space that offers flood-buffering wetlands, an essential wildlife habitat and migratory area, and active farmlands.