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Why Preserving Coyote Valley Protects the Water Supplies for Silicon Valley

By Pat Ferraro. This article was originally published on the Sierra Club – Loma Prieta Chapter’s website. You can read the original post here.   “Coyote Valley acts essentially like a 7500-acre percolation pond and is the de facto forebay for the Santa Clara Groundwater Basin, which serves some 2 million residents and businesses in Santa Clara County. For […]

Keep Open Space Open

by Bryan Beck, Committee for Green Foothills Open space is just that — undeveloped land. Its value is truly immeasurable, especially in an impacted region like the Bay Area. It offers a natural habitat for wildlife and native plants, protects humans and our developments from flooding, and provides acreage for local agriculture. Open space like […]

Wildlife Safety, Open Space Conservation, and Romance

  Meet Tanya Diamond and Ahiga Snyder, researchers who specialize in identifying, monitoring, and implementing connectivity designs for wildlife movement. What does that mean? They work with land trusts and conservation organizations like Protect Coyote Valley to track local wildlife and evaluate the best ways to co-exist with it. Imagine a bobcat roaming to find food, water, […]

Earth Day: Touring Coyote Valley by Car or Bicycle

By Bryan Beck Earth Day is this Sunday! And the best way to spend it, is seeing the beautiful piece of Earth we have right here in Coyote Valley. If you are traveling by car, Coyote Valley is really quite small. On 101, if traffic is moving well, you’ll pass through it in about 9 […]

Thank San Jose for Being Climate Smart!

By Paul Ledesma On February 27, the San Jose City Council approved the “Climate Smart San Jose” plan. This plan represents the City’s roadmap for local action to reduce the impacts of Climate Change. Committee for Green Foothills and other environmental groups worked to have the plan include a reference to the role of open […]

Why We Need to Protect Coyote Valley

 By Chuck Cantrell, Member of the Board, Committee for Green Foothills Welcome to Coyote Valley Stretching seven miles between San Jose and Morgan Hill this valley is a critical connection — a vital landscape linkage — between the Diablo Range and the Santa Cruz Mountains. Bobcats, mountain lions, coyotes and a host of other creatures […]