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A History of Bay Area Open Space Conservation

Data Visualization
Map of California conservation timeline
Bill Lane Center for the American West, KQED
September 9, 2013
Maria J. Santos
Lauren Sommer, KQED

The Bay Area has a long history of preserving its open lands. Today, about one-third of the region is designated as open space, from small city parks to lands stretching thousands of acres. Part of a report produced in collaboration with KQED Public Media.