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Santa Clara Valley habitat plan up for final vote

January 28, 2013 by Kristen Martz

San Jose officials on Tuesday will decide the fate of a plan to preserve 46,000 acres of open space.

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East Contra Costa County Habitat Conservancy

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

The East Contra Costa County Habitat Conservancy was formed by the Cities of Brentwood, Clayton, Oakley, and Pittsburg and Contra Costa County to implement the East Contra Costa County Habitat Conservation Plan, which will fund habitat conservation across a wide area while also streamlining permitting processes for development projects.

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Planned Wilderness

October 06, 2011 by John Hart

In eastern Contra Costa and Alameda counties, an ambitious vision for protecting big pieces of remaining open space is taking shape: From Black Diamond Mines and Mount Diablo to Brushy Peak and Sunol, several major agreements promise to replace ad hoc mitigation projects with a broader canvas of protected and connected habitat.

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Best of Times, Worst of Times for Contra Costa Preservation

July 01, 2010 by Aleta George

The new Habitat Conservation Plan in East Contra Costa County has been short on money, but land prices almost couldn’t be better.

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Rare Species in Contra Costa County Protected from Development

July 01, 2007 by Aleta George

Across San Pablo Bay, Contra Costa County is also trying to manage growth wisely. The population here is expected to ...

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Butterflies and Bulldozers on an Island of Time

April 01, 2002 by Susan Zakin

San Bruno Mountain rises along the southern border of San Francisco, remnant of an ecosystem that once covered much of this peninsula. The mountain provides a tenuous refuge for some of the rare plants and endangered butterflies that have lost much of their former habitat. And it beckons to people who want a taste of the San Francisco peninsula as it was before Europeans arrived.

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