Land Acquisition

Preserve System

The heart of the conservation strategy is a system of new preserves linked to existing protected lands to form a network of protected lands outside the area where new urban growth has been planned to occur. The conservation strategy is designed to create a Preserve System that will:

  • Preserve approximately 23,800 - 30,300 acres of land for the benefit of covered species, natural communities, biological diversity and ecosystem function
  • Preserve major habitat connections linking existing protected lands
  • Enable management of habitats to enhance populations of covered species and maintain ecosystem processes

The Preserve System is currently comprised of 43 properties, totaling around 12,000 acres of conserved land. All but one of the acquisitions were completed in partnership with the East Bay Regional Park District.

Map showing Conservancy acquisitions as of March 7, 2022.

View Preserve System Map (PDF)