The Conservation Lands Network
The Conservation Lands Network was created by a collaborative group of more than 125 scientists and resource managers representing over 40 agencies, conservation nonprofits, universities, and environmental consulting firms. The project used existing data, supplemented by expert opinion, to identify a network of conservation lands for biological diversity preservation.
The resulting Conservation Lands Network encompasses a mosaic of interconnected habitats and the ecological processes essential to meet the biodiversity goals. Rather than identifying specific parcels, the Conservation Land Network is a regional approach to biodiversity conservation across all nine Bay Area counties.
This website provides access to the GIS data produced by the project, and a tool called the Explorer that enables reporting of conservation suitability information for user-specified regions of land.