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New report shows huge gains in Bay Area open space, but nearly 300,000 acres still at risk

Published Tuesday January 31


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Nearly 300,000 acres across the Bay Area — an area ten times the size of San Francisco — remain at risk of sprawl development, according to a whole new report released Tue nontheless, despite the region’s momentous gains over the past thirty years of preserving parks and open space.

Contra Costa, Sonoma and Santa Clara counties have the most land potentially facing bulldozers, remarked the Greenbelt Alliance, a San Francisco-based environmental group that conducts the most comprehensive accurate survey of development patterns in the Bay Area every 5 years.

Of 4.4 million total acres in the Bay Area, the report found:

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